World-Class Acting Training
“Many may say that they teach the Meisner Approach, but very few can truly claim to be Meisner teachers. Wendy Ward is one of them.”
—Ernest A. Losso, Sanford Meisner protégé, Neighborhood Playhouse; Director and Casting Director, LA
The Ward Acting Studio is a professional actor training program located in Durham, North Carolina. Studio Director Wendy Ward taught the technique for twenty-five years in New York City -- first at The Acting Studio where she served as Associate Director and then at the Ward Acting Studio, which she founded in 1996. She has long been renowned as one of the country's foremost masters of the approach. Thousands of actors have taken her acting classes to develop the skills and confidence needed to leave their day jobs and establish sustainable acting careers. Actors who work with Wendy quickly learn how much more detailed, challenging and compelling Meisner technique training can be under the guidance of a master teacher. Her acting program is revelatory, especially for actors who have previously received introductions to the Meisner work. Put simply, there's Meisner -- and then there's Meisner.