Acting Intensive at TKS


There is a community of passionate artists waiting for you. 

We’re excited to invite actors of all levels to join us for our Spring Meisner Acting Intensive, the ultimate training ground for those seeking to elevate their craft and take their performance to new heights.

Our intensive is not just about honing your acting skills, it’s about being part of a community of artists who share your passion for the craft. Led by experienced professionals, our program follows Sanford Meisner‘s traditional sequence of improvisational exercises and basic scene work, starting with the repetition exercise and culminating with the first scene.

If you’ve always been curious about the Meisner Technique, and wonder how actors like Sam Rockwell, Natasha Lyonne, Michelle Williams, and Julia Mayorga craft their inspiring performances, this summer acting class is for you.  

Bring the whole self, train the whole self. 

At the Terry Knickerbocker Studio, we believe that true growth as an actor comes from a holistic approach to training. That’s why we encourage all summer students to add the Voice and Movement Intensives to their program. The Voice and Movement Intensive are designed to develop your self-awareness and understanding of relaxation and openness. Through visualization and cultivation of new images of the inner workings of your body and breath, you will access more direct expression of thought, feeling, and impulse, supporting the rich emotional access of the Meisner work.


Imagine what’s possible for you and your craft.

The Meisner Intensive is not just about developing your acting skills; it’s about exploring the freedom of expression that comes from moving beyond your comfort zone. It’s about discovering new possibilities within yourself and your craft. And it’s about building the foundation for the work that will continue into your career.

The Terry Knickerbocker Studio Spring Intensive, which runs from February 13th to April 25th, 2024, is the ultimate training ground for beginners, professional actors, and anyone one in between seeking to achieve excellence in their work. 


You Belong Here. 

Join our community of like-minded artists and take the next step in your career. 

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