“Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.”

(Sanford Meisner)




Sanford Meisner (August 31, 1905 – February 2, 1997) was a legendary actor and acting teacher, and was one of the original actors who formed the famous Group Theatre, along with other legends like Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler. He is perhaps most famous for developing a series of acting exercises, which built on the work of Constantin Stanislavski and his “system”. Meisner’s series of exercises became known as the Meisner Technique.


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