Acting Techniques

There are probably as many acting techniques as there are actors. Every actor is unique, their "technique" usually a combination of their training and their experience. That being said, there are certain techniques that are devoted to specific way of training - individual processes developed over the years by acknowledged masters. Teachers such as Stanislavski, Chekov, Strasberg, Adler, Meisner, Hagen, Mamet, etal, have become the standards through which most american teachers and trainers of acting work.


This section has developed to help the actor choose which methodology appeals most to them. Most of us don't have the time nor the funds to take acting classes that stem from all the great teachers. Here I give a short synopsis of the various options available. Once you find the one that touches you deepest, find and audit the class that works within the structure you've chosen.


The foundation of almost all American acting training comes from the work of Konstantin Stanislavski. There is no training that I know of that teaches the Stanislavski method on it's own. Most teachers of acting have taken the basic points of Stanislavski's work and added additional methods, techniques, and exercises that are uniquely their own.


1. Lee Strasberg's Method Acting


2. The Stella Adler Technique - In your choice is your talent


3. Sanford Meisner - Acting is the reality of doing


4. The Uta Hagen Technique


5. Michael Chekhov


6. Practical Aesthetics: David Mamet and William Macy


7. Bobby Lewis Technique


Obviously there are other methods available for you to research. The ones I've chosen are those that I believe are most effective and most popular. If the method you desire to research is not here, I urge you to do the footwork and research what you can.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I will help in any way I can.