What I teach is finding what to act in a script. How to collaborate with the playwright, be they dead or alive, by making choices based on the clues in the text. It's a step by step process based on the amount of time you have to prepare i.e. cold reading, 20 min, overnight, or rehearsal process.

We cover the specific tools of script interpretation/audition technique: first moments, tactics, beats, the need, and conflict. These apply to plays, songs, TV, film, voice over and commercials. Having the whole script isnít the issue. Itís knowing how to get all you can from whatís in front of you, the sides. Itís like filling a pool with water so youíre free to take the plunge!

Advanced character study: Elements in the text help you build a character. We cover the first steps through a complete exploration off text.

- convenient midtown Manhattan location
- 3-hour classes
- daytime or evening
- never more than 8 students per class
- free audit

"Maggie Low is an extraordinary teacher. My work has deepened since working with her and I'm booking more than ever."
- Diane Phelan
  Maria in West Side Story 50th Anniversary International Tour

ďI got into NYU Tisch, Boston University, and Syracuse University - 3 BFA acting programs! Thank you so much for all your help. You were truly one of the best things that has ever happened to me as an actor and it was an absolute joy to work with you. The positive reinforcement you gave me really helped me grow and I feel more confident than ever.Ē
- Lev P.
  High School Senior


Using the tools of technique we work to craft specific choices, bringing yourself to the material which gives you the confidence to relax and enjoy auditioning.

*** if you're interested in the acting class or in a private coaching
please send an email to or call 917.969.1429 ***

aggie has been a professional New York actress for over thirty years working Off Broadway, Off-Off, regionally, in independent films, television and radio. Besides being "born in a trunk" - her father was veteran actor Carl Low - she studied the Meisner technique with William Esper and scene study with Wynn Handman. Her mentor Tim Phillips taught her script analysis and audition technique and trained her to be a teacher.

She has been teaching scene study to NYU undergrads at Playwrights Horizons Theater School for twelve years, as well as coaching privately and working in Arts in Education programs in the Public Schools.

Download Maggie's teaching resume [PDF].