The Asheville National 10-Minute Play Contest and Festival

10 Scripts. 5 Directors. 3 Nights.

NYS3: The Meisner Acting Conservatory for the Southeast

Train. Evolve. Create. Get Work.

The NYS3 Program

A full conservatory program, award-winning faculty, in a unique and beautiful location.

The Meisner Technique

A thorough, clear, conscience-structured progression that empowers the actor to live
and grow organically, while discovering their own technique and developing the skills necessary
to work in any medium at the highest level.


An amazing environment for the acting experience...

Auditioning Cold Reading Headhosts Sides Film Workshops Classes

Auditions for NYS3’s LEAD Productions

NYS3 Internships

Teacher Training and Student Internships

NYS3 Calender

Fall Schedule

Kelly McGillis at NYS3 Presents

Award Winning Faculty

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NYS3 Presents: An Industry Talk Series

Zach Galifianakis

NYS3 Acting Studio for Film and Theatre Asheville and Asheville Studio Rentals

NYS3 Asheville Studio Rentals

The New York Studio for Stage and Screen

Acting • Improv • Voiceover • Productions

The Meisner Acting Conservatory for the Southeast


NYS3 offers a complete actor training program that centers around the Meisner Acting Technique in Asheville, NC.


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"Their passion, compassion, and insight brings life to the work, challenging students to take their craft to a level that is inconceivable; cultivating an environment that allows for exploration, rediscovery, self-expression and truth. I can not express how lucky I feel to have stumbled upon NYS3…you truly do an amazing thing."

− Hollie Culler, NYC

"Your candor, expertise and teaching style have called him to ask more of himself than ever before. While he’s done a variety of classes with some great teachers – he’s learning and growing more every day by working with you. Thank you for shepherding and mentoring him. "

− Mother of "Walking Dead" actor Tyler Chase