Admission is by interview and audition.
Please use the contact form to schedule an appointment.
Private Coaching: $150/hour
Classes are from 12am - 5pm. No evening classes.
Classes are held at 300 W 43rd Street, New York
There is no mystery about acting. The only mystery is talent. It’s a wondrous and holy gift. In training actors, I am dedicated to respecting their talent and helping them to enjoy making the best use of it.
I was a protege of Sanford Meisner and taught his technique for many years. I believe that the five inimitable exercises are the finest foundation for an actor, just as the five positions in ballet are the definitive foundation for a dancer.
But neither is sufficient preparation to dance in Swan Lake or to act in Hamlet. And so, I focus my teaching on preparing you to work professionally. I aim to help you to be an independent instrument — to know how to x-ray a scene or a play and to detect its underlying truth so you are not acting the words but living specifically, emotionally, and truthfully.
“What are the circumstances? Where did I come from? Who am I? What do I need?”
I train you to ask these questions and to come up with answers that are truthful, dynamic and doable so that when you go into an audition or a rehearsal room you are equipped to deliver your best performance.