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The Meisner Blended Diploma Program - Part 1


For the first time in Florida, you can study with Master Meisner Teacher and renowned author, Larry Silverberg, in his rigorous online training program while working in person, at Art’s Sake Studio, with Larry’s designated Meisner teacher, Christy Poggi. Take your online work with Larry to a profound understanding and experience! 

Larry and Christy have a long collaboration. Christy is a graduate of Larry’s teacher certification program. For many years, they have been leading actors who have come to them to learn the most organic and human acting technique.

The work you will do with Larry and Christy is aimed at unleashing the fully expressive and creative artist in you. Through this meticulous step-by-step process, you will become an actor who is vibrantly alive, spontaneous, present, deeply available, and truthful in every moment. The gift of this program is that you will find and strengthen in yourself a dependable way of working that empowers you to bring reality, simplicity, and humanity to your work on stage and in front of the camera.

In this 10 weeks of training, Larry will guide you and nurture you online in a rigorous series of in-depth  training videos where you will learn from Larry, watch his students doing the work, and then do the work yourself. Each week, you will join Christy Poggi at Art’s Sake Studio to take the work and practice into the group environment where you will be encouraged and guided under her sensitive and skillful hands.

The Meisner Blended Program is one of a kind in the power of learning from multiple vantage points and working with masterful teachers. This is your opportunity to truly uncover the artist you have dreamed of becoming.


Larry Silverberg is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Sanford Meisner technique of acting and has written multiple internationally acclaimed books on the technique. “The Sanford Meisner Approach: An Actors Workbook,” and his books, “Loving To Audition,” “The 7 Simple Truths of Acting for the Teen Actor,” and “Meisner For Teens: A Life of True Acting”, and “True Acting Tips” to name only a few!

Larry is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre where he studied with legendary acting teacher, Sanford Meisner. Since then, Larry has worked professionally as an actor and director across the United States and in Canada. Most recently, he received high praise from the New York Times for his performance as “Don” in Athol Fugard’s “People Are Living There” at The Signature Theater in New York City, and he won the Seattle Critic’s Association “Stellar Acting Award” for his portrayal of “Teach” in the Belltown Theatre Center production of “American Buffalo.”

Larry is Founder and Director of The True Acting Institute, touring the world leading master classes for actors and directors in the Meisner technique. In past summers, Larry has offered his “Summer Meisner Certificate Program” for actors, directors and acting teachers. Larry has been very busy working throughout Europe, Canada, South America and the US, teaching his renowned professional actors’ training program, “The Meisner Master Class” which he has brought to universities, colleges and professional acting studios around the globe. Larry is also Artistic Director of True Acting Institute Europe, where he leads classes at the Brussels Playhouse in Belgium.

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