Stonestreet Studios

Stonestreet Studios is the home of the Stonestreet Film and Acting Conservatory. Stonestreet Studios is also a filmed entertainment production company.

Mission: Teach the art and craft of screen acting, empower the actor to create work, and integrate the actor into the industry. Stonestreet is a conservatory where CHARACTER is KING. The Stonestreet technical approach is for actors to create character. Training that does not empahasize character misses the whole point of why audiences relish what actors do. And it is character that is not only important for the stage, but especially important for the screen. The primary driving philosophy of the Stonestreet Acting Conservatory is that the craft of screen acting is different, indeed, significantly different, than stage acting. Screen acting is a different artform than theater, and the screen deserves equivalent respect to theater as a venue for the actor to develop a special craft, a craft that is both extremely difficult, challenging, not to mention magical and mysterious. We believe that film acting is an artform, a craft, all onto itself, not some minor adjustment to stagecraft! Are we an "on camera" acting conservatory? NO! We are a film acting conservatory with cameras. Why "screen"? There is "stage acting" and there is "screen acting." And there are many types of screens, from 100 foot arena screens to iPods and YouTube screens. What are the adjustments from stage, and what are the differences between the variety of screens? We do not simply provide students with professional casting directors who "teach" "on-camera" acting. We believe such an approach is a disservice to students as well as derogatory to the special craft of film acting. Screen acting is not just some minor adjunct to stage acting that is conferred upon or taught to students by casting directors and agents. Screen acting is surprisingly difficult, fresh, new and different...more different than pundits of theater training are generally willing to admit. At Stonestreet, we recognize that film acting is a craft. Read on for further clarification. In addition, unlike other "on-camera" conservatories, we are not dominated by just ONE technique. We at Stonestreet make it a fundamental requirement of our faculty for them to be trained, understand and respect the great variety of technical training that exists. And if a student's training is weak, we introduce him or her to the new and various techniques. If his or her training is very strong and limited to one technique, we open their eyes to others, and assist in adapting their technique to the demands of film.

04/24/2020
Sick Leave

Proud to share "Sick Leave", a MicroMovie produced entirely remote. Incredibly proud of our actors creativity, innovation, determination and spirit. #Stonestreet #StayHome #MakeSomething
Featuring: Gianna LePera, Suzanne Bowling
Directed by: Gary O. Bennett
Written by: Gianna LePera, Suzanne Bowling
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett

04/15/2020
Savior

Stonestreet Studios presents: Savior

Featuring: Michaela Gilliard, Katrina Newman
Directed by: Gary O. Bennett
Written by Michaela Gilliard
Cinematography: Mike Munari
Assistant Director: Erin Frances Speirs
Editor: Mariano Flores
Produced by Alyssa Rallo Bennett & Gary O. Bennett

04/13/2020
A Special Request

Stonestreet presents: A Special Request

Featuring: Sara Atehortua and Caroline Hedrick
Directed by: Gary O. Bennett
Written by: Sara Atehortua
Cinematography: Nico Alvo
Editor: Mariano Flores
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett

04/08/2020
Blocks

Stonestreet presents: Blocks

Featuring: Alex Thorland, Olivia Basile
Directed by: Gary O. Bennett
Written by: Alex Thorland
Cinematography: Nico Alvo
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett

04/03/2020
Big Secrets!

Stonestreet presents: Big Secrets!

Featuring: Laura Herskov, Alyssa Poon, Lily Long
Directed by: Pamela Berlin
Written by: Alyssa Poon
Cinematography: Mariano Flores
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett, Gary O. Bennett

Stonestreet Studios is a friend of Adam Lomeo, who manages one of the best agencies providing live music for events in t...
04/03/2020
The Music Dept - Stay Home, Take Music Lessons.

Stonestreet Studios is a friend of Adam Lomeo, who manages one of the best agencies providing live music for events in the New York metropolitan area. And now, in this time of doing everything remotely, The Music Department, @musicdeptnyc, can find you a musician if you want online lessons. Check out all the information below.

Musicdeptnyc has a database of over 3,000 performers, and just like you, they are stuck at home doing their part to keep our city safe.

Right now Music Dept will match you with a top NYC musician for online lessons. I will send an email intro and exit stage left. Music Dept will not take a dollar from you or the musician.

How it Works:
-Click the link below
-Tell us what you want to study(bass, horn, voice, etc)
-Your Experience Level
-Your Budget(From Barter to $$$)
-Once we receive your request we will match you with a
musician via an email introduction
https://www.musicdeptnyc.com/onlinemusiclessons/

Music Dept is offering free matches for online lessons during the coronavirus quarantine. We will take no fee, just matching you with the perfect instructor

TONIGHT! The Stonestreet Comedy Hour is LIVE on IG!Head over to @stonestreetcomedyhour at 8pm to join the party. #LiveSr...
04/02/2020

TONIGHT! The Stonestreet Comedy Hour is LIVE on IG!

Head over to @stonestreetcomedyhour at 8pm to join the party. #LiveSream

We’re coming to your IG live-streams on Thursday April 2nd at 8pm to help you get through these times with laughter, music, characters, and good vibes to keep you inspired. Just tune in with us at @stonestreetcomedyhour 🌟🌟🌟Our lineup is 🌟🌟🌟star studded and will be tuning in with us! Mark your calendars. Support these incredible artists: @timgirrbach @blazemancillas @unruliestdooley @leannevely with your hosts @messyroth @alilevinhere

"A spectacular kaleidoscope of subtexts, parallel lines and an overarching theme of abuse, power and authority."Check ou...
03/30/2020
Short Film Review: Getting A Scholarship: This Is No Ordinary Crime - Indie Shorts Mag

"A spectacular kaleidoscope of subtexts, parallel lines and an overarching theme of abuse, power and authority."

Check out Indie Shorts Mag's review of "Getting a Scholarship", written & directed by Gary O. Bennett and featuring Carolina de'Castiglioni & Ekin Naz Demirok, and stream the full MicroMovie via the link below. #Stonestreet

Sexual crime requires sensitive viewing, even more, sensitive portrayal, but what do you do when the lines blur between the perpetrators and the victims? Director-Writer Gary O. Bennett’s Getting A Scholarship is a 6:34 minutes long film on a student-professor relationship that goes sour after one...

03/27/2020
Pioneers

A huge shoutout to Stonestreeters Bianca Rusu and Diana Irvine, whose latest short #Pioneers was just named a Vimeo Staff Pick!

Check out the full film below. #Stonestreet

PIONEERS tells the story of two desperate pioneer women who escape together across the midwestern desert in 1848. In a twisted and gripping tale of survival, the…

Stonestreet actors working safely, boldly, joyfully!
03/25/2020

Stonestreet actors working safely, boldly, joyfully!

Stonestreet actors hard at work, making movie magic while staying safe & healthy, all across the country. #OnSet #AndByO...
03/23/2020

Stonestreet actors hard at work, making movie magic while staying safe & healthy, all across the country. #OnSet #AndByOnSetWeMeanOnline #StayHome 🎥

03/19/2020
Cradle of Gold

Proud of the team behind "Cradle of Gold" for crafting the first remote MicroMovie during this time of transition and adaptation! Enjoy, and stay tuned for some new, innovative ways in which members of our community work to tell the stories of this time.

Featuring: Olivia Basile, Taylor Frances McIntyre, Cristiano Benfenati
Directed by: Gary O. Bennett
Written by: Olivia Basile, Taylor Frances McIntyre, Cristiano Benfenati
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett

Get lost in the world of ReRUN, now streaming on Apple TV & iTunes.🚪 With the help of his grandson, George (Christopher ...
03/17/2020
ReRUN on Apple TV

Get lost in the world of ReRUN, now streaming on Apple TV & iTunes.🚪

With the help of his grandson, George (Christopher Lloyd), still haunted with regret from the loss of Violet, the 'wayward girl' he loved decades ago, gets to go back in time to relive and possibly change his unresolved past. #ReRUN

On Christmas Day, with the help of his grandson, George still haunted with regret from the loss of Violet, the 'wayward girl' he loved decades ago, ge…

Inspiring message “During times of crisis, artists sing out, he said.”  - congrats to Stonestreeter ‘dad’ of ARB!
03/09/2020
Artists convene to discuss climate crisis

Inspiring message “During times of crisis, artists sing out, he said.” - congrats to Stonestreeter ‘dad’ of ARB!

Former Portland poet laureate Martin Steingesser organized Artists Sing Out for Life and the Planet on Saturday in Yarmouth.

A big thank you to Stonestreeter Julia Kennelly 2020 Academy Award Winner for Best Live Action Short "The Neighbors' Win...
03/06/2020

A big thank you to Stonestreeter Julia Kennelly 2020 Academy Award Winner for Best Live Action Short "The Neighbors' Window" for chatting with us at Stonestreet today about production, development, and everything from Stonestreet to Oscar and beyond! 🍿

NYC! Get down to Mitu580 this weekend for the premiere of "Eve", a new play from Stonestreeters' Sasha Lazare and Justin...
03/06/2020
HOME | pigeonholed

NYC! Get down to Mitu580 this weekend for the premiere of "Eve", a new play from Stonestreeters' Sasha Lazare and Justin Cimino's theater company Pigeonholed.

Tickets + more info below!

HUGE thanks to SeriesFest Founder + CEO Randi Kleiner for stopping by the studio today to offer her insight into running...
02/28/2020

HUGE thanks to SeriesFest Founder + CEO Randi Kleiner for stopping by the studio today to offer her insight into running this groundbreaking festival and championing artists at the forefront of episodic storytelling. 📺 🙌

02/26/2020

Stonestreet presents: Wayward Wendell

Featuring: Daniel Hancock, Amber Sosa
Directed by: Gary O. Bennett
Written by: Daniel Hancock
Cinematography: Nico Alvo
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett

Today's the day! Our latest feature, ReRUN, is now available on Apple TV & iTunes. It's been an absolute honor bringing ...
02/21/2020
ReRUN on Apple TV

Today's the day! Our latest feature, ReRUN, is now available on Apple TV & iTunes. It's been an absolute honor bringing this film to life; from working with the incredible cast & crew, to screening at festivals nationwide, and even taking home some awards along the way.

If you like the film, please leave a review, and maybe tell a friend! Thanks for taking the journey with us. 🙏 #ReRUN

On Christmas Day, with the help of his grandson, George still haunted with regret from the loss of Violet, the 'wayward girl' he loved decades ago, ge…

Thrilled to share that our latest feature, ReRUN, hits Apple TV & iTunes TOMORROW!Get the full scoop below via ComingSoo...
02/20/2020
Apple TV's ReRUN Trailer Starring Christopher Lloyd - ComingSoon.net

Thrilled to share that our latest feature, ReRUN, hits Apple TV & iTunes TOMORROW!

Get the full scoop below via ComingSoon by Mandatory #ReRUN

Stonestreet Studios has announced today that their latest feature film ReRUN​, featuring Christopher Lloyd, is set to hit Apple TV on Friday, February 21.

02/18/2020
A Dog Day

Stonestreet presents: A Dog Day

Featuring: Jeremy Boyd, Jazmynn Perez
Directed by: Gary O. Bennett
Written by: Jeremy Boyd
Cinematography: Nico Alvo
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett

02/14/2020
Sound of Music

Stonestreet presents: Sound of Music

Featuring: Beatrice Beutel, Andrew Mount
Directed by: Gary O. Bennett
Written by: Beatrice Beutel
Cinematography: Nico Alvo
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett

02/13/2020
Finding The One

Stonestreet presents: Finding the One

Featuring: Lizzie Sherman, Avery Barrett
Directed by: Pamela Berlin
Written by: Lizzie Sherman, Avery Barrett
Cinematography: Nico Alvo
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett & Gary O. Bennett

02/12/2020
Junior Class

Stonestreet presents: Junior Class

Featuring: Gabriella Avenue, Isaiah Fowler
Directed by: Gary O. Bennett
Written by: Gabriella Avenue
Cinematography: Nico Alvo
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett

02/11/2020
Mom

Stonestreet presents: Mom

Featuring: Zac Branciforte, Chloé Angèle, John Rhoden
Directed by: Pamela Berlin
Written by: Zac Branciforte, Chloé Angèle, John Rhoden
Cinematography: Nico Alvo
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett & Gary O. Bennett

02/10/2020
Paranormal Politics

Stonestreet presents: Paranormal Politics

Featuring: Evan Paul Gilmore, Kyle Pinksy
Directed by: Gary O. Bennett
Written by: Evan Paul Gilmore
Cinematography: Nico Alvo
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett

02/07/2020
The Wake

Stonestreet presents: The Wake

Featuring: Nick Triana, Mariano Flores, Chhoyang Cheshatsang
Directed by: Nico Alvo
Written by: Erin Frances Speirs
Cinematography: Wylie Rush
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett & Gary O. Bennett

Congrats to Stonestreeters Ana Moioli and Maria Muller on the launch of Et Alia Theater, a production company dedicated ...
02/06/2020
Et Alia Theater Support

Congrats to Stonestreeters Ana Moioli and Maria Muller on the launch of Et Alia Theater, a production company dedicated to creating a space for up-and-coming internationals in the arts to share their worldview with others and to bring people together from all cultures, communities, and ways of life.

Check out their Indiegogo below and find out how you can lend a hand! #Stonestreet

We are an emerging theater company of international women looking for support for future projects! | Check out 'Et Alia Theater Support' on Indiegogo.

Shout out to Stonestreeter Liana Sonenclar, who just debuted the first industry reading of her play "Before This New Yea...
02/05/2020
Natalia Dyer Starred In Reading Of BEFORE THIS NEW YEAR

Shout out to Stonestreeter Liana Sonenclar, who just debuted the first industry reading of her play "Before This New Year".

Get the full scoop below via BroadwayWorld - congrats Liana! #Stonestreet

On Monday, January 27th, producer Jonathan Demar (Hadestown) presented an industry reading of Before This New Year, a new play by Liana Sonenclar. This is the 23-year-old playwright's industry debut. The cast was led by Natalia Dyer, best known for her role as Nancy in Netflix's award-winning televi...

Sights from today's MicroMovie set at Stonestreet 🎬#OnSet
02/03/2020

Sights from today's MicroMovie set at Stonestreet 🎬#OnSet

Thrilled to share that the entire first season of #Split, starring Stonestreet instructor Lori Hammel, is now streaming ...
01/28/2020
Watch Split Season 1 - Prime Video

Thrilled to share that the entire first season of #Split, starring Stonestreet instructor Lori Hammel, is now streaming on Amazon Prime 💪🎥

Check out the full series below!

After auditioning for her dream school, 13-year-old Sammy makes a crucial choice that splits the path of her life in two. Flash forward twelve years: in one world, Sammy's grown into Sam, a confident up-and-coming actress in a turbulent relationship with her girlfriend. In another world, she's Saman...

01/24/2020
Mother Tongue

Stonestreet presents: Mother Tongue

Featuring: Nick Triana, Ana Moioli, Dafne Mistrangelo
Directed by: Nico Alvo
Written by: Nick Triana, Ana Moioli, Dafne Mistrangelo
Cinematography: Wylie Rush
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett & Gary O. Bennett

01/16/2020

Stonestreet presents: The Perfect TikTok

Featuring: Evan Jordan, Jenna Fink, Emile Ravenet
Directed by: Alex Berg
Written by: Evan Jordan, Jenna Fink
Cinematography: Nico Alvo
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett & Gary O. Bennett

Coyote Lake, the new feature starring Stonestreeter Camila Mendes and written/directed by Stonestreet pal Sara Seligman,...
01/07/2020

Coyote Lake, the new feature starring Stonestreeter Camila Mendes and written/directed by Stonestreet pal Sara Seligman, is now available on HBO and HBO GO. Link in the comments! 🎥🍿

01/03/2020
Anthropocene – Official U.S. Trailer

2020 may be a defining year for all of us - here’s Anthropocene, a film not to miss, and to inspire each of us to act on climate change NOW, however we can.

The "dawn of a new era" is very much in our hands - more on the film and The Anthropocene Project in the comments. 🌎

Coming to U.S. theaters in a nationwide screening event on September 25, in partnership with Kanopy: bit.ly/anthropocenefilm A stunning sensory experience an...

A shot from the reading of an exciting new feature in the works here at Stonestreet. 18 actors, 120 pages, and a whole l...
01/02/2020

A shot from the reading of an exciting new feature in the works here at Stonestreet. 18 actors, 120 pages, and a whole lot of binders. #ComingSoon 🎥

12/24/2019

Happy Holidays from your pals at Stonestreet! 🎄

Stonestreet presents: Rex-Mas

Featuring: Elise Ponce, Gabrielle Harrison
Directed by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett
Written by: Elise Ponce, Gabrielle Harrison
Cinematography: Nico Alvo
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Gary O. Bennett

Prepare for takeoff with Stonestreeters Miles Teller & Danny Ramirez on the set Top Gun: Maverick, in theaters next Summ...
12/23/2019

Prepare for takeoff with Stonestreeters Miles Teller & Danny Ramirez on the set Top Gun: Maverick, in theaters next Summer ✈️

Check out some high flying behind-the-scenes footage in the comments 🙌 #TopGun #Stonestreet

12/20/2019

Stonestreet presents: Marion, The Superhero

Featuring: Mariano Flores, Avery Barrett
Directed by: Gary O. Bennett
Written by: Gary O. Bennett
Cinematography: Michael Kirshner
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett

12/11/2019
Three Roommates. One Sock.

Stonestreet presents: Three Roommates. One Sock.

Featuring: Chloé Angèle, Tessa Southwell, Claudia Crivelli
Directed by: Gary O. Bennett
Written by: Chloé Angèle, Tessa Southwell, Claudia Crivelli
Cinematography: Michael Kirshner
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett

Excellent read for all actors via The New York Times 🙌
12/10/2019
The Best Actors of 2019

Excellent read for all actors via The New York Times 🙌

These are the 10 performers whose work we found most captivating, challenging, shocking and inspiring in 2019. With a portfolio of photographs by Jack Davison.

12/09/2019
Stuffies

Stonestreet presents: Stuffies

Featuring: Julianna McGuirl, Richie Fusco
Directed by: Gary O. Bennett
Written by: Julianna McGuirl, Richie Fusco
Cinematography: Nico Alvo
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett

12/06/2019

Stonestreet presents: Overdue

Featuring: Eva Jurko, Grace Kinsella
Directed by: Gary O. Bennett
Written by: Grace Kinsella
Cinematography: Nico Alvo
Assistant Director/Editing Supervisor: Erin Frances Speirs
Editor: Avery Barrett
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett

12/05/2019

Stonestreet presents: My Darling Jailbird
World Premiere: 2019 Big Apple Film Festival

Featuring: Emily Hromin, Nick Kates
with Emile Ravenet as The Guard
Directed by: Pamela Berlin
Written by: Anna Kerragin
Cinematography: Nico Alvo
AD/Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Set Decorator: Jennifer Leigh Whitehead
Production Assistant: Jenna Fink
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett & Gary O. Bennett

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48 West 21st Street
New York, NY
10010

General information

Alyssa Rallo Bennett - Artistic Director Gary O. Bennett - Executive Director Kate Bagoott - Managing Director Nico Alvo - Facility Director Gabriel Frye-Behar - Instructor, Director, Director of Photography Ellen Parks - Instructor, Casting Director Ted Sluberksi - Instructor, Acting Coach Vance Barber - Instructor, Acting Coach Andy Roth - Voice Coach and Casting Director Jennifer McCabe - Instructor and Director Zach Galligan - Instructor, Acting Coach Stonestreet pioneered the craft and teaching of screen and film acting when other acting schools and pundits said there was no such thing as a craft of "film acting." Others claim to have started earlier, but it was Stonestreet that elevated film acting to an artform, to think of it as a unique artform, and tried to understand it as a craft, rather than some simple adjustment from stage acting. Stonestreet is an acting conservatory that does not instruct in just ONE acting technique. We respect all backgrounds, all training, and we have instructors and working professionals that do NOT decry any technique. We are an OPEN acting school, the primary focus of which is the art and craft of screen and film acting. Stonestreet also pioneered the concept of "actor empowerment" in film. Stonestreet does not believe actors should wait around for filmmakers, casting directors, agents and producers to "discover" them, or cast them. At Stonestreet, we empower actors by helping them make their own films, and we give them the tools and the contacts to do just that.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 18:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 18:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 18:30
Thursday 09:30 - 18:30
Friday 09:30 - 18:30

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(212) 691-4868

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