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John DeSotelle Studio is a professional Acting Studio located in the Time Square Art Center in the heart of the New York City theatre district.


About the Studio Training


In association with Nu•ance Theatre, our Studio provides a place where actors can study one of the most effective and authentic acting methods, and then apply that training to practical experiences by actually doing it - from full theatrical productions, to staged readings, play festivals, a student series, Cabarets, as well as other industry opportunities.


Our Studio provides exceptional training for actors interested in working towards mastery of the full Meisner technique. Our goal is to prepare you for a professional career in acting and our methodology is deeply rooted in the Sanford Meisner acting technique - as it was intended. Classes are deliberately small and select, offering a safe and supportive environment and an intimate, personal approach to developing a strong acting foundation.


GREAT ACTING is not just talent and its more than learning a few techniques, it is mastering a foundational nethod, developing and building on those skills and then knowing how to work in any situation - all which demands time, effort and dedication. John DeSotelle Studio welcomes students who are committed to developing their craft as professional actors. If you are ready to work and would like to discuss your aspirations and how we can help make your goals a reality, please contact us for an interview. Call 212-581-0188 or email us for more information or to schedule an interview.



About the Studio Classrooms / Theaters


The Studio was first imagined and expressly designed for the intimate training of the Sanford Meisner technique; it was also created to reach beyond the actors training experience, to not only provide a variety of instructional opportunities and practical experience, but to ultimately foster a community of artists and professionals - a “home” for actors, writers, directors, etc. to further build and support the performing arts for its members, this Studio and beyond.


The two main studios - one furnished (Studio A) the other black box and minimalistic (Studio B) - are connected through a private door and actor prep area creating an offstage experience, allowing the actor to train with a real sense of what it will actually be like in a live stage setting.


The third studio (Studio C) is our movement space with a solid oak sprung wood floor and floor to ceiling windows looking out over 8th Avenue. When a unique movable wall feature opens up between the Black Box and Movement Studios, the combined space reveals a larger 1000 sq. ft room (Studio D) and further transforms into our professionally equipped Main Stage Theater - seating 50+ patrons.


Last year we added a small sound-proof room - The Lab - ideal for voice, singing, coaching, table-work, auditions , piano and other small musical and rehearsal settings. And this year we took on a fourth studio space and recently expanded it into an small black box theater (The Nu•Box) seating 25-35; perfect for classroom and rehearsal settings as well as an intimate performance venue.


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