Joining our Studio in Durham, North Carolina

Actors in the southeast now have an extraordinary opportunity to receive the finest Meisner Technique Training available in the industry today.  We welcome actors of all levels and provide professional advice and training that begins from the moment you walk through the door until the time you leave us for the marketplace.  You can begin studying in our Part-Time Acting Classes or jump right into our Six-Week Intensive.  The first step is to set up an interview -- or, if you already know you want to be considered for our Six-Week Intensive, you can complete your application right from this page.

Part-time training - set up an interview here

We want to get to know you and want to make sure that you get all the information you need to determine if our program is right for you.  We ask that you be considerate in setting up your appointment -- please don't cancel and please don't be late.  We expect our students to exhibit professional behavior right from the start.  We encourage you to do as much reading on this site and our related websites (shown at the bottom of this page) so that you understand as much as you can about our program before coming to meet with Wendy in person.

I read that Wendy didn’t audition applicants because if she did, none of them would get in. I thought at the time that she just hadn’t seen me yet. I was wrong. I was very, very wrong. Wendy’s standards are the highest I’ve ever encountered and luckily she knows how to teach you to reach them.
— Gianmarco Soresi, New York
 
Gianmarco Soresi

Six-Week Intensive - complete the application below

To apply to the Six-Week Intensive, complete the form below and send us under separate cover an email with a headshot or recent photo of you and your resume, if you have one.  If you have a reel, include the link in your personal essay.  While a resume and reel are not required, we will take a look at them if you have them. Please send all materials to wardactingstudio@gmail.com.  We may also ask for an in-person or Skype interview, depending upon where you are located.

Tips for writing your personal essay:  We don't respond well to generic statements that are a chronological summary of everything you've done since you played a tree in elementary school.  (We can read your resume for that.)  We're interested in you and what the journey has been that brought you to us.  So give some thought about how you can describe your experience while giving us great insight into who you are specifically as an actor.  If you write two or three sentences, you are not likely to be considered.

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If you're using the generic cut and paste method of writing this statement or if your statement is overly academic, you are unlikely to be selected for our program. Read the notes above for a better conclusion!