Maggie Flanigan Studio

Maggie Flanigan Studio Reviews

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Joe Wood
Joe Wood
2024.01.11
If I were to talk about my experience at MFS as a whole, I'd run out of space... so let's talking about Cold Reading with Erin Cherry! First and foremost, like all MFS classes, you are being taught by a master of the art form who is actively working in the industry. So being able to spend months working on cold reading for auditions, with someone who is frequently cold reading for auditions is invaluable. The class does a great job to mimic the scenario of a cold read - you come to class and are given your sides. You have a half hour to prepare them, and then you come in and audition with Cherry. I watched myself go from being uncertain in my choices and unsure of how to craft in such a short period of time, to being confident in the decisions I make because of my refined process. Cherry gave me the tools I needed to utilize such a short amount of time in a worthwhile way. On top of that... it's just so much FUN! I really love being in the room with her because there's no humiliation, there's no degradation - she creates an environment where you feel safe, guided, and cared for. Mistakes don't feel scary. Not understanding your sides in 30 minutes doesn't make you feel dumb, because you have someone there to support, uplift, and guide you towards understanding how to conquer this aspect of your career as an actor. I could go on, but to finish up: While I highly recommend taking any class at MFS and any class Cherry offers, the Cold Reading class is an invaluable resource to all professional actors who want to refine their process and build up a level of confidence that follows them into auditions throughout their career.
Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2024.01.12
Dear Joe, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Maggie Flanigan Studio (MFS) with us. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience in our Cold Reading class with Erin Cherry. At MFS, we pride ourselves on providing our students with the best training possible, and having industry professionals like Erin as our instructors is a crucial part of that. We believe that learning from those who are actively working in the industry is invaluable and can greatly benefit our students' growth as actors. We are glad to hear that the class structure and exercises were able to simulate the real-life scenario of a cold read audition. It is our goal to prepare our students for the challenges they may face in the industry, and it seems like Erin's class did just that for you. We are proud to have been a part of your journey towards becoming a confident and skilled actor. We couldn't agree more that Erin creates a safe and supportive environment for her students. We
Isabel Freiberger
Isabel Freiberger
2023.12.15
Maggie Flanigan Studio offers a wide range of diverse classes, and Combat For Stage and Film is certainly a class that you do not want to miss out on. Jayme Woj is an incredibly talented and well studied instructor. Safety is a priority from the first class all the way through the end of the course. There is a focus on technique in a way that will prepare you to learn any combat sequence safely and with an understanding of how to make it read well on film and/or stage. Jayme's passion for this work is contagious and his experience and knowledge are an inspiration. In this class you get the opportunity to learn both hand to hand combat skills as well as technique with swords. It is an incredibly fun class, it is physical, and it is highly rewarding to witness your own progress with an end of semester performance video. I highly recommend this class and this training. I have no doubt that this will be very useful in the future in my career, and even if not, this class was just lots of fun.
Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2023.12.17
Thanks so much for your kind words, Isabel! We are so glad to hear that you had a great experience in our Combat For Stage and Film class. Jayme Woj is an amazing instructor and we are so proud of the work he does. We are also glad to hear that you found the class to be both fun and rewarding. We hope that you continue to find our classes to be useful in your career and that you have a great time learning with us. Thank you for your review!
Fabio Bernardis
Fabio Bernardis
2023.12.13
The Studio offers so many amazing classes and all teachers bring immense passion and care for their students. I took Voice III with Amanda Quaid, we worked on dialects. Especially for me as a non-native speaker, this topic freaks me out. Working with her was so much fun and made it easy to understand how dialects are built, how to practice them, and most importantly, have fun with them. I highly recommend taking the class if you want to create believable characters.
Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2023.12.17
Hi Fabio, Thank you so much for your kind words about Maggie Flanigan Studio and Amanda Quaid's Voice III class! We are so glad to hear that you had a great experience and that you were able to learn so much about dialects. We are always striving to provide our students with the best possible experience and it's wonderful to hear that we have achieved that with you. We hope to see you again soon!
isaiah hamilton
isaiah hamilton
2023.12.12
Movement 1 is insanely good. An incredible class that takes you on such an amazing emotional and spiritual journey. We travel through every shakra in the body. At the end of the class you will feel like a completely different person. The class is so euphoric and you fight it at first but the love and support just consumes you… it’s an amazing course Sarah Faye has a gift. An incredible person. Life changer… don’t hesitate … this class helps you blossom at a person.
Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2023.12.17
Hi Isaiah, Thanks so much for your kind words about Movement 1! We're so glad to hear that you had such a positive experience and that Sarah Faye's class was able to take you on an emotional and spiritual journey. We strive to create a safe and supportive environment for our students to explore and grow, and it's wonderful to hear that it had such a profound effect on you. We hope to see you again soon!
Tatianna Danger
Tatianna Danger
2023.12.06
The acting program here is quite literally life changing. I loved their stage combat class. Jayme is amazing, he really takes his time to show you how to do every move. As a complete beginner, I found that I was able to learn so quickly. Now I feel confident to tackle any combat on stage or film, and have a reel to show for it too. I highly recommend!!
Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2023.12.17
Hi Tatianna, We are so glad to hear that you had such a great experience with our stage combat class and Jayme! We strive to provide our students with the best possible training and it's wonderful to hear that you feel confident to tackle any combat on stage or film. We appreciate your kind words and are so glad that you have a reel to show for it. Thank you for recommending us!
Kassidy Charles
Kassidy Charles
2023.12.04
You will see yourself grow so much at this studio! This place is amazing! Great people, great teachers, and a sense of community like no other! I had no training before Maggie Flanigan and coming into the studio on the first day, I felt like I was accepted and starting a new journey that would change my relationship with acting. I feel so much more grounded and confident in my abilities, I learn everytime I step into the studio. Theres no other place like it!
Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2023.12.06
Thank you so much for your kind words, Kassidy! We are so glad to hear that you have had such a positive experience at Maggie Flanigan Studio. We strive to create an environment where everyone feels accepted and supported, and it sounds like we have achieved that with you. We are so proud of the progress you have made and we look forward to continuing to help you grow as an actor.
Bobby Bachan
Bobby Bachan
2023.11.01
Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2023.11.03
Thank you for your 5 star rating! We are so pleased to hear that you had a positive experience with us. We do our best to provide excellent service for our loyal customers!
Soli Partovi
Soli Partovi
2023.07.26
I was feeling lost before Maggie Flanigan. Like many actors, I noticed my fulfillment and sense of creativity depleting, and I desperately wondered what was wrong with me—why the craft wasn't feeling ambitious anymore. Studying at Maggie Flanigan re-injects the ambition that real acting truly involves, because the quality of work demanded cannot be falsified. What’s demanded of you is presence, and an honest aspiration to free yourself. You're forced to ask yourself the hard questions. The growing pains will shoot through you like never before, but it's because you are shaking habits, patterns, and anxieties that are woven into all of us the second we started identifying as performers. In these ways, Maggie Flanigan is an unprecedentedly refreshing studio. Without a doubt you will experience a revolution of some kind, or plant the seeds of revolution.
Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2023.08.02
Dear Soli, Thank you so much for your kind words about Maggie Flanigan Studio. We are so glad to hear that you have found a renewed sense of ambition and creativity in your craft. We strive to create an environment that encourages actors to ask themselves the hard questions and to free themselves from the habits, patterns, and anxieties that can hold them back. We are so glad that you have experienced a revolution of some kind and that you have planted the seeds of revolution. Thank you again for your review. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Maggie Flanigan Studio
Makana Ching
Makana Ching
2023.05.02
Once I finished the two-year Meisner program, I felt fully equipped to take on my acting career. I wasn’t planning on enrolling in the business program, but I am so happy Charlie convinced me otherwise... With the business program coming to an end, I find myself reflecting on how rewarding it has been. The years it would have taken to learn everything in the program, is just one reason why it’s worthwhile. I grew exponentially as an artist and as a professional, have a greater acting toolkit, and have developed industry relationships that I intend on nurturing throughout my career. I have so much gratitude and admiration for my teachers and mentors of this program: Charlie Sandlan, Dariush Kashani, and Mackenzie Lansing. Choosing Dariush as the head of the business program was the wisest decision Charlie made.
Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2023.08.02
Dear Makana Ching, Thank you for your kind words about our business program and the teachers and mentors who have helped you along the way. We are so glad that you have found the program to be rewarding and that you have grown exponentially as an artist and professional. We are also glad that you have developed industry relationships that you intend on nurturing throughout your career. We are proud of the work that our teachers and mentors have done to help you reach your goals. We are also proud of the work that you have done to make the most of the program. We wish you all the best in your acting career and hope that you continue to use the skills and knowledge you have gained from the program. Sincerely, Maggie Flanigan Studio
Gibran García
Gibran García
2023.02.17
I attended the MFS summer intensive because I wanted to be a better actor. In every class, my limits were pushed. The level of commitment that is expected from you is nothing short of 100%. Charlie has a complete domain of the craft. He is so tuned in with what's happening during class. It was very hard, but eventually, I was able to be fully present, to really listen, and to express how I feel. The best experiential, moment-to-moment acting of my life has been done in Studio A of the Maggie Flanigan Studio. I am very much looking forward to attending the 2-year program!
Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2023.08.02
Dear Gibran, Thank you so much for your kind words about the Maggie Flanigan Studio. We are so glad to hear that you had a great experience in our summer intensive and that you are looking forward to attending the 2-year program. We are committed to helping our students reach their full potential and we are delighted to hear that you felt pushed to your limits and were able to be fully present and express how you feel. Charlie is an amazing teacher and we are so proud of the work he does. We look forward to seeing you in the 2-year program and wish you all the best in your acting journey. Sincerely, Maggie Flanigan Studio
Liv Lamberth
Liv Lamberth
2023.02.13
I applied for the summer intensive in hopes of attending the full 2 years after, if the approach was to prove itself as right for me. I could never have imagined the journey I was to go on. Charlie facilitates a safe environment to explore ones truths and live them out without inhibitions, moreover being encouraged to do so. The summer intensive gave me a glimpse of what I am capable of and definitely got me hooked on the full program.
Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2023.08.02
Dear Liv, Thank you so much for your kind words about Maggie Flanigan Studio and our Summer Intensive program. We are so glad to hear that you had such a positive experience and that you are interested in continuing your journey with us. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for our students to explore their truths and express themselves without inhibition. We are thrilled that you have found the Summer Intensive to be so beneficial and we look forward to continuing to work with you in the future. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need any additional information. Sincerely, Maggie Flanigan Studio
Zac Mira
Zac Mira
2022.08.01
I came to the summer intensive because I lacked an approach when it came to acting. I felt I lacked a foundation and was too in my head all the time. The summer intensive gave me exactly what I was looking for, and also really allowed me to have a deeper understanding of the craft. I absolutely fell in love with the course and enjoyed being in an environment with other actors hungry to improve their craft. Maggie Flanigan Studio has a high bar set for actors making it the perfect place to come to if you're a serious actor who wants to rise to the top!
Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2023.08.02
Dear Zac, Thank you so much for your kind words about Maggie Flanigan Studio and our Summer Intensive program. We are so glad to hear that you found the program to be exactly what you were looking for and that it allowed you to have a deeper understanding of the craft. We strive to create an environment that is conducive to learning and growth, and it is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed being in such an environment with other actors who are also passionate about improving their craft. We are proud to have a high bar set for actors and we are glad that you found our studio to be the perfect place to come to if you are a serious actor who wants to rise to the top. Thank you again for your review and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Maggie Flanigan Studio
Nicole Almanzar
Nicole Almanzar
2022.07.30
Maggie Flanigan Studio is a transformational experience! You walk into this training intensive as one person and walk out an improved one. If you are willing to take yourself seriously as an artist this is a good place to do that. I did the 6 week summer Intensive and I was able to peel layers and confront doors that I had no clue were blocking me as an actor/artist. There is a safe environment to deal with the feelings/emotions that come with training/ working to be a professional and I’m so grateful for the staff and students for it! I am excited to begin my 2 year conservatory program and the rest of my journey inside of this beautiful art form.
Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2023.08.02
Dear Nicole, Thank you so much for your kind words about Maggie Flanigan Studio. We are so glad to hear that you had a transformational experience with us and that you were able to peel away layers and confront doors that were blocking you as an artist. We strive to create a safe and supportive environment for our students to explore their craft and we are so glad that you felt that during your time with us. We are excited to hear that you are beginning your 2 year conservatory program and we wish you all the best on your journey. Sincerely, Maggie Flanigan Studio
Christine Nyland
Christine Nyland
2022.07.29
I came to the summer intensive looking to shake off some rust and found an approach that allowed me to do the sort of work I've always admired in others, work that I had thought was beyond me. It'll take more than six weeks to fully own that, but for now the possibility has changed what I expect of myself and my work.
Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2023.08.02
Dear Christine, Thank you so much for your kind words about the summer intensive at Maggie Flanigan Studio. We are so pleased to hear that you were able to shake off some rust and find an approach that allowed you to do the sort of work you have always admired in others. We are glad that the six weeks have opened up the possibility of what you can expect from yourself and your work. We look forward to hearing more about your progress in the future. Sincerely, Maggie Flanigan Studio
Humberto Perez
Humberto Perez
2022.04.30
The Maggie Flanigan Studio reintroduced acting as an art form for me. During my time here I learned the meaning of truly being. Doing the hard work while attending this studio was the artistic challenge I have been seeking. And having had time to digest some of the teachings I’ve never felt so confident as an artist. I will also say that the close connections I made with my classmates also contributed to the learning experience, everyone was serious and ready to learn, ready to play, and ready to act. Charlie is the type of instructor that will tell you what acting is when he sees it; conversely, he will also tell you what acting is not when he sees it. As a student it is important to know the distinction and invaluable to hear when you are not acting. Charlie teaches you how to respect the truth by always telling it. Even when it hurts.
Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2023.08.02
Dear Humberto, Thank you for your kind words about Maggie Flanigan Studio. We are so glad to hear that you found the experience to be so meaningful and that you have gained so much confidence as an artist. We are also pleased to hear that you made such strong connections with your classmates and that you found Charlie to be such an inspiring instructor. At Maggie Flanigan Studio, we strive to create an environment where actors can learn and grow. We are so glad that you found this to be the case and that you were able to take away so much from your time here. Thank you again for your review. Sincerely, Maggie Flanigan Studio
Amanda Troisi
Amanda Troisi
2022.04.11
Maggie Flanigan Studio. What an incredible two and a half years of my life. From starting with the summer intensive during the lockdown to following through with the two year program, this experience is irreplaceable. Charlie Sandlan is not only a master in his craft but also takes his students seriously and wont lower the bar, instead he wants you to bring your commitment, dedication, and creativeness to the bar he sets. This has helped me grow not only as an artist but as a person. If you want to be a true thespian, if you want to expand your mind, if you want to grow, I say go for it! What's holding you back? Take the leap and find your truth.
Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2023.08.02
Dear Amanda, Thank you so much for your kind words about Maggie Flanigan Studio. We are so glad to hear that you had such a positive experience with us and that you were able to grow as an artist and as a person. We are proud of the work that Charlie Sandlan does and we are so glad that you were able to benefit from it. We hope that you continue to grow and find your truth. We encourage anyone who is interested in becoming a true thespian to take the leap and join us. Thank you again for your review. Sincerely, Maggie Flanigan Studio
Jon Concepcion
Jon Concepcion
2022.04.10
It was in my first interview with Charlie that I realize I wanted him to guide me. I remember him asking me what I wanted to take away from the class and I said "I just want to be out of my head and be open, brake down the walls that I've built throughout the years" and surely enough I have been learning how to do it. It definitely takes time, but you have to put yourself out there and do the work. MFS was the best place for me to get educated on this field, this is only my first year and I have learn so much. I can not wait for what is to come for me.
Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2023.08.02
Dear Jon, Thank you so much for your kind words about Maggie Flanigan Studio. We are so glad to hear that you have had such a positive experience with us and that you have been able to learn so much in your first year. We are so proud of you for putting yourself out there and doing the work to break down the walls that you have built throughout the years. We are so glad that you found Maggie Flanigan Studio to be the best place for you to get educated on this field. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for you. Sincerely, Maggie Flanigan Studio
Danny Touhey
Danny Touhey
2022.03.06
Training at Maggie Flanigan Studio is one of the greatest decisions I have made for my art. Charlie is focused on fostering a safe community where artistic expression and exploration is not only encouraged, but required. He only works with people who take learning about their craft and art seriously. I have learned so much about myself, and my life through this work. More importantly, I have learned about humanity, and how opening myself fully to another person can create rich, real lived experience. These experiences have helped deepen my crafting. I look forward to continuing the work in Second year. Voice and Movement classes have provided me multiple techniques to strengthen my awareness of my body. As an actor, gaining this knowledge and freedom of my instrument has been crucial.
Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2023.08.02
Dear Danny, Thank you so much for your kind words about Maggie Flanigan Studio. We are so glad to hear that you have found our studio to be a safe and encouraging environment for your artistic expression and exploration. We are also thrilled to hear that you have learned so much about yourself and humanity through your work here. We are proud to have provided you with the tools and techniques to strengthen your awareness of your body and craft. We look forward to continuing to work with you in your second year and wish you all the best in your artistic journey. Sincerely, Maggie Flanigan Studio
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Cocolo_TV
2022.01.03
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Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2023.08.16
We do apologize for the experience you had. Please know we take your feedback seriously and we do want to help you out.
Charles Tak Chow Pang
Charles Tak Chow Pang
2021.12.13
I have grown a lot since I started taking classes with Charlie, and I have done things that I have never imagined I would do. I am quite practical in real life and everything can seem like a chore to me, but I have learnt to approach my work in class with my heart and soul, and go way beyond my ordinary life to achieve something extraordinary, and have fun in the process. I have learnt to craft with care, daydream truthfully, state things with simplicity, potency and specificity, choose to commit and allow myself to be vivid, take the leap for the impossible, and honor how alive we can all be. I have learnt to take my work seriously and there are things that I have done in class that I am quite proud of. I have come to adore and respect all my classmates and their work, which I know will continue to inspire me even after I finish the program. And I have much love for Charlie and his teaching. I really didn't know anything about acting until I met him.
Reply from Maggie Flanigan Studio 2023.08.09
Dear Charles Tak Chow Pan, Thank you so much for your kind words about our program and your experience with Charlie. We are so glad to hear that you have grown and achieved things you never imagined you would do. It is wonderful to hear that you have learned to approach your work with your heart and soul and to craft with care, daydream truthfully, and take the leap for the impossible. We are proud of you and your accomplishments and we are so glad that you have come to adore and respect your classmates and their work. We are so grateful to have you as part of our program and we thank you for your kind words about Charlie and his teaching. We are so glad that you have found a passion for acting and we look forward to seeing what you will achieve in the future. Sincerely, Maggie Flanigan Studio