If You Have a Deep Desire to Master the Craft of Acting...

Train with Larry and learn to be simple, authentic and human... Become the actor directors hope will walk through their door.

Perfect for Beginners

Larry uncomplicates acting, he makes it both rigorous & fun. You will be inspired to strive for excellence as you learn the essential skills from day 1.

Perfect for Professionals

Work with Larry and shed any old habits that are holding you back from being emotionally free, spontaneous, alive and real in every moment.

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Join actors from around the world in our revolutionary online training program and raise your acting to what Larry calls, "The Top 5%".

Watch Larry's Students Working In Class


Unleash Your Emotion, Passion & Your Total Self Expression!

To be a working actor, you need a dependable & human way of working.

Learn Larry's effective & proven techniques & become confident in your craft...

The confidence that when you walk into the audition room, you will give the performance of a lifetime.

Bring a depth of reality & aliveness to your work that has the director saying, "Yes, I want to work with you."

So, If Your Hearts Desire is To Act...

Then Larry is ready to work with you in our 8 week, Online Master Class.

Do the Program On Your Schedule & Pace

Earn Your Diploma from True Acting Institute

What Better Time Than Right Now?

Raise your acting to The Top 5% in 8 weeks of online lessons.

Join actors from around the globe who come to Larry with a profound desire to transform their craft.

Inject your work with Passion, Heart & Soul that takes their breath away!

Finally, learn an organic and healthy way of working and find new Joy in your acting!

About Larry Silverberg

Larry Silverberg is the world's foremost authority on the Sanford Meisner technique of acting and he is the most published acting coach globally. Larry is the author of the acclaimed 4 volume series, The Sanford Meisner Approach and his books, Meisner Complete, The End of Acting Technique, Loving To Audition, The 7 Simple Truths of Acting for the Teen Actor, Meisner For Teens, True Acting Tips and Winning Your Acting Auditions.

An award winning actor/director, 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. Larry won the Seattle Critic’s Association "Stellar Acting Award" for his portrayal of "Teach" in the Belltown Theatre Center production of "American Buffalo." and his recent production of The Normal Heart won two "Best Play of the Year" Awards.

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Train With Larry!

The Mastery Mentorship Certificate Program

Work with Larry, as he takes you step by step towards becoming emotionally available, vitally alive, powerfully expressive, totally believable, deeply connected to your acting partners and utterly confident in your skills.

Not only will your acting become thrilling and moving for the audience to witness it will become deeply satisfying and joyful for you!

Learn the essential components of great acting as Larry takes you on a deep dive into working with profound meaning and a breath taking reality.

Unlocking the master keys of true acting as you begin to strengthen your commitment and your ability to bring an undivided state of attention to your work as an artist of the stage and screen.

This week you will learn the foundation exercise in the Meisner Approach as you lay the solid foundation for making deep, intimate contact with your acting partners and unleashing your authentic self expression.

We now take the foundation exercise to a new level and you are introduced to the fundamental job of the actor, injecting the words of the script with human behavior that is alive with the vitality of life itself.

Now you expand your skills into a deep availability to the meaning of behavior and establishing new skills of working in moment to moment reality and responsiveness to your acting partners and to the world around you. This week you will find a new spontaneity and connectedness in your work.

This week you learn that acting is living truthfully within the imaginary circumstances as you begin to exercise your ability to inhabit the world of the movie or play with simplicity, reality and humanity.

Now you will learn how to work with the most essential acting ingredient: personal meaning. You now begin to work in ways that breathe the true vibration of life itself which is unexpected and surprising and thrilling. This week truly raises your acting to what Larry calls The Top 5%!

This week, we put it all together with your encounter with the script and how to apply all of the work you have done in the program to working with the text and injecting the words of the script with meaning, aliveness and authenticity.

Become an actor who is totally...


You will learn to bring a new depth of personal meaning to your work.


You will claim great freedom as you learn to get out of your own way.


You will begin to follow your instinct as you become truly responsive.


You will discover a deep sensitivity to the actors you work with.


You will strengthen your ability to be fully attentive to every moment.


You will gain the rare ability to be simple, authentic and human!

Frequently Asked Questions

The Level One Mastery Mentorship Program is $2497, payment plans are available.

Due to exclusive True Acting 2.0 Workbook, video content & downloads, there is a strict NO REFUND POLICY. Be sure you are ready to commit to the program before registering and making your payment!

For 8 weeks, you will be working your way through Larry's rigorous series of video lessons where you will also receive your weekly, interactive assignments to complete and upload to Larry. There is exercise work and scene work. For this, you will need to find a partner to work with. The partner does not have to be registered in the course. Or have a friend sign up and do the work together. You can do the exercise and scene work via zoom or in person.

In the Mastery Program, you have total access to Larry and 4 One-On-One training sessions with him via Zoom!

The Zoom sessions are schedules each time you submit an assignment in weeks 5,6, 7 and 8.

Although the course is an 8 week program, you will have up to 16 weeks to do the course on your own schedule and at your pace! After 16 weeks, you will no longer have access to the course. Whenever you complete the course and upload the assignments, you can request your Level One Certificate from Larry's True Acting Institute.

You must be 18 years or older. You do not need any prior acting experience. You do not need any acting teacher experience. You only need the readiness to work with commitment and consistency.

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Hear From Larry's Delighted Students

Award winning actress, director & teacher, talks about the work!

"Larry Silverberg is truly a Master Teacher. This work is very important. After attending the summer training programs with Larry, I was so enthusiastic that I have sent three of my faculty and I encourage other actors and teachers to take this extraordinary training program!"

Barbara MacKenzie Wood

Carnegie Mellon School of Drama

"Plain and simply, Larry Silverberg is the most effective teacher of acting I have ever been privileged to work with."

Robert McDonald

Graduate, Yale School of Drama

"In my 30 years of teaching, I have studied with Master Teachers from around the world. Larry is a Master Teacher of the highest caliber. Larry's teaching is nothing short of brilliant and my teaching has improved immeasurably as a result of observing him in action."

Trudie Kessler

DePaul University Theatre School

This Is Perfect For You If...

You are at any level of acting experience

Total beginner or having trained for years, if you want to learn the "secret sauce" that the working professionals have, the ingredients that lead to simple, authentic and human acting, then True Acting Diploma is the program is for you.

You want a dependable way of working

If you want to have the skills to prepare for your audition with a clarity and confidence that when you walk into that audition room, you are going to give a great performance, then True Acting Diploma is the program for you.

You're ready to master it once and for all

If you are determined to make forward progress in your acting career, to have a way of working that puts you on an even plane with all those actors that are getting callbacks and landing the jobs, then True Acting Diploma is the program for you.

But Not For You If...

You're not willing to put in the work

This is Larry's Level One Diploma Course. It is challenging, rewarding, comprehensive and fun. To earn your diploma, you will be required to be consistent in your practice and to complete the assignments and homework.

You don't have a hunger to learn and grow

Larry only works with people who have a great desire to strive towards excellence in their craft. The program is demanding, but the payoffs are huge. If you are ready to tackle the work with all of your heart, and put in the time and effort needed, then Larry wants to work with you.