People sometimes say to me, "I'm interested in training. But I'm not sure what's the best way to go. What's so great about Meisner?"
Here's what I tell them.
Meisner technique is a proven approach to convincing acting.
In other words, Meisner-trained actors are believable.
And if there's one non-negotiable quality the successful actor brings to the set, the stage, the audition room it's just that: Believability in the role.
Because Meisner teaches the actor to work truthfully, it's easy to believe Meisner-trained actors.
Their work is simply convincing.
Now here's what I don't say: Meisner's the only way to go.
There are other ways. (Michael Chekhov, for one).
But for nuts and bolts, for the fundamental fundamentals, Meisner's hard to beat.
If your goal is to master a solid foundation for convincing acting, put Meisner training at the top of your shortlist.