Dartmouth Acting Teacher Gets a Visit from ‘Ozark’ Actor
Remember when Ozark was the buzzworthy show that everyone was watching and talking about?
The hit Netflix series was heading into its final seven episodes in the spring of 2022 when we told you how one of the cast members of the show lived not too far from the SouthCoast.
Trevor Long played Cade Langmore – Ruth’s father – in the first two seasons, as his character tried to manipulate his daughter, played by Julia Garner, into killing Jason Bateman’s Marty Byrde before he met his own end, shot by one of Helen Pierce’s henchmen.
As evil as his character may have been, Long himself seems like a truly good guy.
Long is a native of Narragansett, Rhode Island and still lives in the Ocean State. He recently made a visit to Dartmouth to visit someone who was influential on his career.
“When I get to see my acting mentor and dear friend Maggie Flanigan, my joy is creatively alive,” Long posted on his Instagram page. “And I took a sweet ride out there on the back roads of Dartmouth Mass on my Indian Pursuit. Doesn’t get better.”
Flanigan is the founder of The Maggie Flanigan Studio in New York City, which was founded in 2001 on Flanigan’s “reputation as the clearest and most definitive teacher of the Meisner Technique.”
The Meisner Technique was developed by Sanford Meisner. According to MasterClass.com, “The Meisner approach to acting emphasizes three elements: emotional preparation, repetition exercises, and improvisation. The Meisner Technique aims to connect actors with their scene partners and instinctively respond to stimuli.”
Some of the most famous actors who studied the Meisner Technique include Gregory Peck, Grace Kelly, Robert Duvall, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Diane Keaton and James Gandolfini.
Hear Maggie Flanigan on the Creating Behavior With Charlie Sandlan podcast below:
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