The two year acting program at the Maggie Flanigan Studio was created for serious actors who understand the need for professional training. In this video Sofia discusses why she chose to study at the Maggie Flanigan Studio.
What did you think acting training was before you started the two year program at the Maggie Flanigan Studio?
Before my training here I thought that acting was just a workshop that you could do over the weekend, or over a six week summer and just by doing that, and if you were bubbly and you could read people, then you could be an actor.
What changed your perspective on training now that you have finished the two year acting program?
I think the biggest reason why I came to this studio was because when I was in Boston I was involved with the local theatre scene there and there was this one actress, Dakota, and I admired her commitment and the way that she really disciplined herself. She did play after play after play. I found out that she trained at Maggie Flanigan Studio, so I was really interested.
I think now going though the two year program, I know that acting is like any other art form. I used to dance for many years and I would spend hours at the studio. It is the same with acting. If you really want to be good, if you want to be meaningful and bring something of value, then you should train. It is just like any other thing that you take seriously.
What did you learn about yourself during the two year program that surprised you or changed you?
I was really surprised to discover that I was not as hardened as I thought that I was. As a kid I was a lot more empathetic and compassionate. As I got older I kind of build up a wall and you really try and not be that person.
Through this training especially with the movement class, it has been integral in my life. I have learned that I am just as empathetic and playful as I was when I was twelve. That little girl still lives in me. It feels really freeing to know that i can still be as free as I was before. I think that the movement class helped me with that specifically.
So now that you are done with the two year program how do you feel starting your professional career?
I tell my family that I could not feel more prepared. I thought that I was only going to take the acting class because once I decided to do so the two year acting program was really my main focus. Of course, then I started taking movement, voice, and script analysis. Script analysis was the best class for actual practical work as an actor. Over all, I feel so incredibly prepared.
I could not imagine a better training with better people to teach that really care about you. At this studio you are really not just a person. They see a potential artist and they are just trying to shape you – still letting your personality shine. I think that really the experience here has shown me that I can really go out there and feel confident in what I know. There is still a lot that I need to learn but I feel really confident that I am going to go out and “act”.
Learn More About the Two Year Acting Program
To learn more about the two year acting program at the Maggie Flanigan Studio in New York, call the studio today at 917-789-1599.