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“Plain and simply, Larry Silverberg is the most effective teacher of acting that I have ever been privileged to work with.” Professor Robert McDonald, Graduate, Yale School of Drama

“In my 30 years of teaching, I have studied with Master Teachers from around the world. Larry Silverberg is a Master Teacher of the highest caliber. Larry’s teaching style is nothing short of brilliant and my teaching has improved immeasurably as a result of observing Larry in action.” Trudie Kessler, Chair, The Theatre School, DePaul University

“Larry’s attentiveness is keen, his compassion boundless, his wisdom and ability to communicate and inspire are incomparable. He’s a treasure!” Professor Deborah Mayo, Graduate, Yale School of Drama



Through an extraordinary body of work, Larry has devoted himself to sharing the Meisner work in every part of the world.


Larry Silverberg is one of the most widely published actor / acting teachers in the world today and he is considered one of the foremost authorities on the Sanford Meisner Technique of acting through his internationally acclaimed four volume series, “The Sanford Meisner Approach: An Actors Workbook,” and his book, “Loving To Audition”.

Larry’s newest books include, "True Acting Tips" which will be in the stores on September 12, 2012, “The 7 Simple Truths of Acting for the Teen Actor” and “Meisner for Teens”.

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, including winning the Seattle Critic’s Association “Stellar Acting Award” for his portrayal of “Teach” in the Belltown Theatre Center production of “American Buffalo”. 

A Message From Larry...

“For the last twenty years, I have brought my true acting institute to every part of the globe, offering the Meisner technique to thousands of professional and aspiring actors, directors & screenwriters. I have been fortunate to have great students, all striving to grow and willing to do the rigorous work necessary to make progress in this most demanding approach to acting. The work is as thrilling for me now as when I sat in class with Sandy Meisner. I am happy to experience, in my trips throughout Europe, South America and Canada, a profound hunger for this most organic and healthy process." 

The True Acting Institute is Growing! 

"In addition to our visiting Master Classes which travel the globe, we have just opened our beautiful new acting studio facility in Brussels, Belgium, where we will be offering actor and director training programs throughout the year. Also, we are partnering up with the exciting freeFall Theatre Company in St. Petersburg, Florida, where we will be offering professional actor training for both adult and teen actors.

We are also uniting with sister True Acting Studios studios in various parts of the US and we will soon be making some exciting announcements on this page, so stay tuned!"