John DeSotelle Studio is a very unique and specialized Professional Acting Studio providing a strong, in-depth Meisner-based acting program with specific courses designed to work in concert with the full arc of Sanford Meisner’s work


One of the key components to our program is that Studio actors (while training) are invited to become involved in a variety of performance opportunities from full theatrical productions in association with Nuance Theatre Co., to staged readings, play festivals, Studio series productions, as well as other theatrical and industry opportunities.


Our goal is to prepare you for a professional career in acting and the arts.

Our methodology is deeply rooted in the Sanford Meisner acting technique - as it was intended – one of the most effective and authentic acting techniques in the world.

Classes are deliberately small and select, offering a safe and supportive environment and a personal, individualistic approach to growing a strong acting foundation.


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About the Studio Classroom / Theater


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 lighting 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.