Meisner Technique Training at Its Finest

Smart, bold, relevant and transformative acting training for film, television and stage 


The Meisner technique has been revered for decades by producers, directors and casting directors because of its extraordinary ability to instill emotional truthfulness and power in an actor's work. 

Studio Director Wendy Ward has been teaching the technique for 25 years in New York City and since that time has helped thousands of actors develop the skills and confidence necessary to leave their day jobs and establish sustainable acting careers.  Now you can study with her in Durham, North Carolina.

It was when I finished my first lead in a movie, two guest parts in big pilots and tested for Gossip Girls that I realized how much I learned in Wendy’s classes. She challenges you in a positive way. I would love to be in her class again.
— Alexandra Daddario, True Detective, Percy Jackson, San Andreas

We applaud our graduates who are now familiar faces in the industry and celebrate the many others who left our studio prepared for careers as actors, voice-over artists, film directors and producers. While you may not know their names, you've watched them on HBO programs; heard them on national TV commercials; seen their pictures in magazines and on products in your grocery store; and rooted for them in major motion pictures.  Let us help you join their ranks!  Whether you're an experienced actor or just a beginner, we've got a class that will challenge and inspire you and also suit your schedule.


If you're not able to study with Wendy in Durham, visit or to learn about other ways you can work with Wendy.