has been teaching professional acting classes in New York City for over thirty years.
She is the Artistic Director and Master Teacher of the Maggie Flanigan Studio.
Maggie trained as an actor and teacher of the Meisner work with William Esper and quickly became one of the most revered teachers at his studio.
discovered what she
considers to be the core of the Meisner work, she
took time to document her
is currently working on a manual based on her
writings and extensive teaching experience.
It is widely acknowledged by actors familiar with Meisner and by professionals in the industry that Maggie
understands and teaches the Meisner work more clearly and precisely than any practicing Meisner teacher today.
In 2010, she won the NYC Back Stage Readers' Choice "Favorite Scene Study Teacher" and "Favorite Private Acting Coach" awards.
Maggie shared "Favorite Acting Teacher" in NYC in both 2006 and 2008.
also won "Favorite Private Acting Coach" in NYC for 2008.
is included in the book, Acting Teachers of America.
participated in the author's symposium as a panelist.
Maggie established the Maggie Flanigan Studio to offer smaller classes and to give individual attention to serious actors in a conservatory-based program.
has carefully chosen the faculty and designed the curriculum to parallel an MFA-based program.
Over the past decade, the Studio has become a magnet for talented actors interested in the Meisner work.
Maggie was the leading actress of Stephen Adly Guirgis's play The Little Flower of East Orange in a 2006 staged reading at the Public Theatre.
also taught, coached, and directed at Bard College's
LAB Intensive Summer Program in 2009.
teaching career, Maggie
has made an astonishing impact on two generations of talented acting students.
is known and loved for her
gift of clarity, her
eye for truth, and her
ability to inspire actors and to demand excellence from them.
is a purist who sets the bar high.