Meisner Technique Acting Classes

John Ruskin was Sanford Meisner’s apprentice for many years and served on the acting faculty at the Neighborhood Playhouse under Meisner. The Ruskin acting school teaches the Meisner technique and other acting classes.

Ruskin brings his first-hand experience with Meisner to his teachings. The course is divided into a two-year program summarized below.

More details about the program are given during the interview with John Ruskin.

The interview is an opportunity for us to get to know you and discuss the acting school and in-person and online acting classes offered at the Ruskin School of Acting.  We want to make sure we help you find the right class as we transition back to in-person classes.



The first year of work is the foundation of Sanford Meisner’s entire technique. Exercises in repetition, independent activities, emotional preparation, and scene work. The class meets twice a week.


Training in advanced Meisner technique exercises including work in characterization, relationship, improvisation, and Spoon River Anthologies: applied scenes performed from plays of both modern and classic text. The class meets twice a week.


To set up an interview you can

-E-mail us

-Call at 310-390-4212.

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