Roger Manix is teacher trained at The Neighborhood Playhouse by Sanford Meinser’s successor, Richard Pinter, who’s called Roger “the next generation of acting teacher to carry Meisner’s technique.” A graduate of The William Esper Studio, Roger went on to earn his MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College, nationally rated one of the Best College Theatre programs according to the Princeton Review. He is currently on the faculty at Brooklyn College and The New School, as well as a recurring guest lecturer at Stanford University. He served as Acting Chair at The School of Cinema and Performing Arts for ten years. Roger has taught all levels of acting at The Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan, a high school dedicated to working professionals in the industry. He has coached actors from Broadway, television and major motion pictures. Roger has a proven success rate with getting students in to top-notch undergraduate theatre programs, and the most competitive performing arts high schools in New York City. He also teaches acting at The Abrons Arts Center at The Henry Street Settlement.
Roger’s work as a leader in bringing improvisation to the business and design world has been published in “Touchpoint: The Journal of Service Design.” He teaches how to incorporate improvisation into the design process to augment creativity and collaboration.
As an actor, his roles include Trigorin in Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” the title role in Skakespeare’s “Macbeth”, Le vicomte de Valmont in Hampton’s “Les Liaisons dangereuses,” and Mason Marzac in Greenberg’s “Take Me Out.”
He directed a benefit production of Diana Son’s Stop Kiss for The Trevor Project, along with the senior showcase at The Professional Performing Arts School.