John DeSotelle Studio is a professional Acting Studio located at 754 Ninth Avenue, 4th floor (corner of 51st and 9th) in Hell's Kitchen just adjacent to 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 studios - one a furnished room (Studio A) ideal for classes, auditions, coaching, and rehearsals, the other a 40 seat theatre perfect for large classroom and rehearsal settings, workshops, movement and clown work, as well as an intimate performance venue with professional llighting and sound systems. Both offer an 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.


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