“Doug has been trained by some of the very best.”

Chris Jones: Chief Theater Critic, Chicago Tribune/Variety

“Doug Farwell instills great passion in his students for the Meisner acting technique”

Justin Bruening –Knight Rider & CSI Miami

Doug has more passion for the craft of acting than anyone I have ever seen.”

 ~Christopher Amitrano: Hawaii Five O- NCIS- CBS– Criminal Minds, FOX– 24, ABC– NYPD Blue, NBC– ER

Doug teaches his actors to be committed, bold and vibrant while always maintaining respect for the craft and their fellow actors. He ignites passion, drive and skill in all students that cross his path.”

~Dre Slaman:  President Portland Oregon Theater Alliance/Actor: NBC- Medium, NBC- Grimm


“Doug Farwell’s class and the Meisner work was an acting revelation for me. I highly recommend this course to any actor that is serious about learning the craft.”

~Jason Daniel Thompson: AMC Making of the Mob, HBO VEEP

“This technique allows you to be free and open with your heart. It gives you the ability too express your creativity to levels you don’t even realize you sess. Doug seems to have an instinctive power to know when to push you and when to let go and let you unravel. As an actor I have gone to places I never thought I was able. I have been enriched as a person with a better understanding of myself and a confidence to face anything.”

~Alex Hewett: HBO, The Wire, ID Channel, NBC West Wing

“Douglas Farwell is a very passionate teacher who has an immense love for the craft of acting. He gives 100% to his students, and will challenge you to dig deep and give your all in class. He has helped me a great deal in my journey as an actor, and has inspired me to be more open to the world around me.”

~Ian McCleary : HBO House of Cards (recurring) Jackie (Natalie Portman)

“Good training for actors is hard to find. The Farwell Studio’s high level of attention to the individual actor and and thorough imersion into the formal Meisner technique was challenging, intense and highly rewading. Doug farwell’s personal passion for the craft and real results make for a high standard of training. the studio gave me acting tools that have a real world application to my carer in a very competitive business. I use them everyday in the profession.”

Richard Cutting- House of Cards-Milligram and the Fastwalkers

“Acting is a hefty sport. You want a teacher that consistantly challenges and inspires you. Doug is that teacher – Bar none.”

Theodore M Snead
PBS’ “Prince among Slaves”

This is the most honest work you will ever do.  As soon as you begin this class, you realize it is unlike any other acting class. Here you don’t learn to “act”, you learn to live truthfully moment to moment. Having previously taken a smorgasbord of acting classes, I was looking to be challenged and in Doug’s class I was challenged each day. To be an actor you must want to have a creative epiphany. In Doug Farwell’s class you will have that epiphany. I feel a bit envious of the actors for whom this work lies ahead 

~Elaina Telitsina – Former Executive Director, Baltimore Theater Alliance, Baltimore

“Doug has a strong impact on his students both artistically and as individuals. He has an intuitive understanding of each actor’s inner process and the skills to assist each actor realize their talent and potential. “

Nicole Garzino, Director- Bard College & Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, MA

Actors instructed, coached and directed

Jason Daniel Thompson: AMC “Making of the Mob” HBO “VEEP”Discovery Investigation

Christopher Amitrano:  NBC “24,” NBC “ER,” “Criminal Minds,” “Lost,” & “NYPD Blue”

Justin Bruening: “Indivisible” “ Knight Rider,” “Greys Anatomy” & “Hawaii Five-O”

Zachary Roerig:  “Vampire Diaries”“As The World Turns” & “Law and Order”

Richard Cutting:  “Milgram and Fastwalkers” The Wire” & “All My Children”

Theodore Snead: “PBS: Prince Among Slaves”

Mathew Lavin- The Blue Man Group, “A raucous and highly skilled performer.NEW YORK TIMES

Justin Mentell: “Boston Legal”

Kate Everard: “Charmed” ” The Wrath of CAAA”

Max Alexander:  “All My Children,” “Days Of Our Lives,” & “Take Me Out” on Broadway

Alex Hewett: HBO “The Wire”, NBC “West Wing” & “Investigation Discovery”

Mark J. Poremba: HC Shakespeare Company-Managing Director- Charleston, SC

Joe Minoso: NBC: “Chicago Fire” “Man of Steel”


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