Meisner Complete, Here's the rave review from Midwest Book Reviews...


"Larry Silverberg is arguably the foremost master acting teacher of our time. He is especially renowned for his best selling books on the Meisner Approach to acting.

In "Meisner Complete", Silverberg provides aspiring actors and acting teachers with a complete update of his previous four Meisner workbooks. With "Meisner Complete", even the most novice of acting students can learn a lot by a simple reading, or just doing the exercises and venturing into the unknown -- the creative zone.

Expertly written and thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, "Meisner Complete" is an ideal acting class curriculum textbook and especially recommended for personal, professional, community, and academic library Performing Arts collections and supplemental studies lists."

The End of Acting Technique


"As Acting teachers, we should be constantly searching for guidance to help our students become their best selves. In The End of Acting Technique, Mr. Silverberg has given us a clear, concise roadmap to do just that. With succinct language and online exercises, he reminds us to look past the “gobbledygook ‘ and to recapture what brought us to the theatre in the first place; the true and alive humanness of relationship, the utter simplicity of being and the pure joy of expression. Do you want to “unclog “ yourself as an actor and reclaim the freedom to be? Then read this book right now, right now, right now!!!"

-Angela Dickson, Actor/Instructor, Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Coming Soon from Smith & Kraus!

Bravo for Silverberg


"This book is the clearest, the most step by step, and the most inspirational book on acting that has ever been written. This also holds for the other three books in his series. They opened a path that I could begin to follow - a long and very difficult path, but a wonderous and life changing journey. It showed me where my training was lacking, and what real actor training could be. It inspired me and gave me a map to use to begin exploring with fellow actors the craft of acting. I am a better actor because of these books. I have also used Silverberg's books in my university classes and teaching became fun and exciting again. I have seen his approach work with so many students, and it is miraculous. I can not recommend his books highly enough!"

Silverberg distills Meisner's Technique to its Essence


"Any study of the craft of acting will invariably lead you back to Stanislavski. Meisner evolved Stanislavski's principles. Silverberg has broken them down with precision and made them accessible. It is not a book one reads "to know" how to act. It is a workbook where one must "do" the exercises. When one does them with a partner (and hopefully with a teacher to guide them) they have a palpable result and give the actor a technique (an organic habit) that they no longer think about but do instinctually. Thank you, Larry, for sharing Sandy's life work with the rest of the world.

A clear and useful introduction to the Meisner technique


"I have been teaching acting for 30 years and can say that Larry Silverberg is the teacher I have been looking for. His generosity in the classroom. his commitment to student growth, his laser beam attention to the work, his warmth, and his sweet sense of humor combine to create a learning environment that is as unique as it is valuable. These qualities are present in his books. Read them and listen to Larry's "voice"- he is as excited as you are to plunge into the work. Read them and know that they are written by someone who is grounded in sincerity and dedication to our craft. Larry is warm, nurturing, and deeply understanding. I celebrate the day I found these books and recommend them to you with great enthusiasm."

Silverberg's Books Offer Great Insight


"These books are wonderful. Simply and uncategorically wonderful. They will give you great insights into the Meisner process, and a step by step guide to how it all fits together. They will inspire you. They will make you think. These books are like having a trusted friend there with you that can help guide you to some understanding of some very basic acting principles and anyone who reads them with perscpective and realistic expectations will be glad they did.

I for one am deeply grateful to Mr. Silverberg. He has preserved Meisner's teachings for future generations in a very clear and concise outline which is more than sufficient to convey the major components of Meisner's work. I highly recommend them!"

Larry Silverberg


Hot off the press, our collection of Award Winning 10 Minute Plays from the the new Smith & Kraus 2019, 10 Minute Play Competition.

There were thousands of submissions from around the globe and these are the best of the best. Brought to you by the renowned team at True Acting Institute, the book includes the complete scripts for our thirty first place winning playwrights along with information about the playwrights and the producing theaters. Also included is a directory of our second and third place winning playwrights and their plays.

Larry Silverberg


Hot off the press, our collection of the great monologues for women from the 2019 season.

There were thousands of submissions from around the globe and these are the best of the best. Brought to you by the renowned team at True Acting Institute, the book includes an incredible array of powerful moments from our featured playwrights, dramatic literature with provocative circumstances and a depth of human need just aching to be brought to life by the actor. Auditions are around the corner, enjoy!

Larry Silverberg


Hot off the press, our collection of the great monologues for men from the 2019 season.

There were thousands of submissions from around the globe and these are the best of the best. Brought to you by the renowned team at True Acting Institute, the book includes an incredible array of powerful moments from our featured playwrights, dramatic literature with provocative circumstances and a depth of human need just aching to be brought to life by the actor. Auditions are around the corner, enjoy!

Takes the mystery out of acting, thank God!


"I deeply appreciate Silverberg's series because it lays out the Meisner exercises in a fun way without dumbing them down. My copies are dog-eared and marked with notes. They're acting bibles. If you're still on the fence, please know that Meisner students get work. For working actors, there is no better technique for cold-readings and monologues. The technique also makes actors easy to direct, as it allows them to quickly translate cold instructions into fresh emotional circumstances without having to get all heady about it, and without a lot of rehearsal. There isn't enough being written about the technique, in my opinion. Silverberg's contribution is seminal. Purchase the entire series of 4 workbooks. You will not regret it."

A Most Inspirational Book!


"As an acting professor for the past 30 years, all of Larry Silverberg's book are incredibly important to my teaching. I have been fortunate enough to have been taught by Larry with the True Acting Institute, so needless to say I have all of his books, use them in all of my Theatre/TV/Film acting classes and my Audition Technique class. TRUE ACTING TIPS has now become a text that not only gives me Larry's pearls of wisdom to share with my students, but it also serves as an inspiration everyday. I start my day, with my hot cup of tea and reread the pages I have read previously and add one more everyday. I have added it to my long list of Larry Silverberg books that I recommend to my seniors and to my fellow actor's and professors."

Good Book!


"I really like this book. It really breaks down the idea that acting is simple and easy and can be done without work or self reflection. I like that the book tells young actors that you must give of yourself and know yourself in order to truly act believably on stage.

It is a great book to start with and get the kids thinking and looking inward before you get them to work outward. I have also taught with Silverberg's books on Meisner and the exercises are also very good and work well in a high school setting."

Excellent for all levels of actors.


I have personally worked with Larry Silverberg, and before that used his books both to learn and teach the Meisner Technique. I have an MFA in Acting, work professionally as an actress, and teach acting as well, and I have tried many approaches to acting, only to keep coming back to Larry's workbooks. These books are clear, succinct, and incredibly easy to work with, and they include many examples for clarification. Larry is the most nurturing acting teacher, and I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Larry's Newest Book, Winning Your Acting Auditions!


WINNING YOUR ACTING AUDITIONS! presents 50 original monologues written by Larry, rich with passion, urgency, high stakes and circumstances every young actor can really sink their teeth into. The book is appropriate for college and high school actors.