Audit Master Class this weekend!

Auditing Now Open to the Public – March 17, 18, 24, 25 10am-6pm

Joanne Baron, Artistic Director of the Baron Brown Studio, will be teaching a Meisner Technique-based Master Class. Joanne has been teaching the Meisner Technique for over 40 years and has trained directly under Sanford Meisner and William Esper. Her Studio, the Baron Brown Studio, is based in Santa Monica and has been home to actors, writers, producers, and directors since 1975.


Acting is a Life Of Sacrifice…Are You Truly Ready?

Written by Joanne Baron and DW Brown for Backstage Magazine. For original article, please visit:

Acting is a Life Of Sacrifice…Are You Truly Ready?

For someone who has professed a passion for acting, the question, “Do you really want to act?” will result in an unwavering respond that it’s their dream and that it’s all they’ve ever wanted to do.


The Self-Critic – An Entry by DW Brown

The Self-Critic

by DW Brown

The normal person has within them a judging presence: judging themselves. And, given
how much this entity, with its whip of shame, dominates our hours and dictates the
course of our lives, let’s take a moment to turn the tables and critique this critic. The
mechanism of self-criticism prides itself on being stark and acute and having a lock on
the ultimate truth about us, certain in its opinions of how we’ve measured up so far, and
how we’re doing in each unfolding moment.


Free Acting Seminar at Baron Brown

Free Acting Seminar to those new to the Meisner Technique!

Monday, Feb 5th – 7pm 

Free acting seminar open to beginners or experienced actors interested in learning about the Meisner Technique. Teachers will introduce the technique and demonstrate through class participation. RSVP to or 310-451-3311



Congrats to alums who received Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations!

Congratulations to alums Marci Miller and Sharon Case who both received pre-nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series! Marci recently started playing ‘Abigail’ on “Days of Our Lives” and Sharon has done over 2,000 episodes of “The Young and the Restless.” Both well deserved nominations!



Congrats to our SAG Award winning alums and nominees!

What a great night!

Congratulations to our SAG award-winning actors, their projects, and nominations!

Justin Hartley – actor in ‘This is Us’ – won for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Robin Wright – actress in ‘House of Cards’ – nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.

Brendan Sexton III –


Ethics in Acting – Blog Article

Ethics in Acting

by Baron Brown Meisner Senior Teacher, Tom Patton

Unless you’re living in a cave somewhere, it’s impossible not to know about the ethical scandals that are erupting all throughout the entertainment industry. Never, in the over thirty years I have been involved with the dramatic arts, has there ever been such an unearthing of behind-the-scenes inappropriateness as what we are witnessing today.


The Golden Globes are this weekend!

The Golden Globes are this weekend and we’re so excited for our alums and nominees! Congratulations to these actors and their projects!

Get Out (actor, alum Lakeith Stanfield) – 2 nominations

This is Us (actor, alum Justin Harley) – 3 nominations

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (actor, alum Brendan Sexton III) –


Meet Elaine Williams in a Free Seminar on Friday!

In anticipation of Elaine William’s upcoming class, Elaine will be teaching a free seminar on Friday, Nov 10th at 7pm.

RSVP 310-451-3311 or

Meet Elaine, learn about the Studio, and see the beginning of the Meisner technique in action!

Now enrolling for Elaine’s fall Meisner Class!