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.

Meet Stonestreet’s new Operations Coordinator, Marcel Perez. 📸 @garybennett
07/29/2019

Meet Stonestreet’s new Operations Coordinator, Marcel Perez. 📸 @garybennett

Jake Moss.  Actor.  On set shooting a film. 📸@garybennett.
07/29/2019

Jake Moss. Actor. On set shooting a film. 📸@garybennett.

Maia Mizrahi.  Production assistant at Stonestreet.  Much loved and appreciated. Photo by @garybennett @maiamizrahi
07/26/2019

Maia Mizrahi. Production assistant at Stonestreet. Much loved and appreciated. Photo by @garybennett @maiamizrahi

Asha Devi.  Actor.  On set shooting a film.  Photo by @garybennett
07/26/2019

Asha Devi. Actor. On set shooting a film. Photo by @garybennett

Nico Alvo.  Cinematographer extraordinaire.  As well as prolific filmmaker.  Photo by @garybennett Shot on a Leica M 50m...
07/26/2019

Nico Alvo. Cinematographer extraordinaire. As well as prolific filmmaker. Photo by @garybennett Shot on a Leica M 50mm at f0.95. @nicoalvo23

07/25/2019

Stonestreet presents: Grandma's Greenhouse

Featuring Molly Clark, Chloe Landau
Directed by Gary O. Bennett
Written by Molly Clark
Ad/Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Music by Blue Dot Sessions

Maddie Dyer.  Actor. Shot on a Leica 50mm Noctilux lens at f0.95 using a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera.  Photo by @garybenn...
07/24/2019

Maddie Dyer. Actor. Shot on a Leica 50mm Noctilux lens at f0.95 using a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera. Photo by @garybennett #stonestreetstudios #leica #noctilux #stonestreet

Kennie Zhou.  Actor.  Shot on a Leica 50mm Noctilux lens at f0.95 using a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera.  Photo by @garyben...
07/24/2019

Kennie Zhou. Actor. Shot on a Leica 50mm Noctilux lens at f0.95 using a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera. Photo by @garybennett #stonestreetstudios #leica #noctilux #stonestreet

Evie Wolf.  Actor.  Shot on a Leica 50mm Noctilux lens at f0.95 using a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera.  Photo by @garybenne...
07/24/2019

Evie Wolf. Actor. Shot on a Leica 50mm Noctilux lens at f0.95 using a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera. Photo by @garybennett #stonestreetstudios #leica #noctilux #stonestreet

07/24/2019
A Doll's House, Part 2

Stonestreet presents: A Doll's House, Part 2

Featuring: Christa Vrabel
Directed by: Gary O. Bennett
Adapted by: Christa Vrabel
Cinematography: Jenny Chan
AD/Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Assistant Editor: Ronald S. Tibball Jr.
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett

07/23/2019

Stonestreet presents: Sick AF

Featuring: Emily Hromin, Asha Devi
Directed by: Gary O. Bennett
Written by: Emily Hromin
Cinematography: Jenny Chan
AD/Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett

Audrey Hayner.  Actor.  Shooting a Stonestreet film.  Taken with a Leica 50mm lens at f0.95 with a Nikon Z6 mirrorless c...
07/23/2019

Audrey Hayner. Actor. Shooting a Stonestreet film. Taken with a Leica 50mm lens at f0.95 with a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera. Photography by @garybennett. #stonestreetstudios #leica. #noctilux #noctilux095. @ahayner508

Molly Clark.  Actor.  On set shooting a film.
07/23/2019

Molly Clark. Actor. On set shooting a film.

Stonestreet Studios's cover photo
07/23/2019

Stonestreet Studios's cover photo

07/18/2019

Stonestreet presents: The Visit

Featuring: Emily Williams, Taylor Perez Rhoades
Directed by: Kate Baggott
Written by: Emily Williams, Taylor Perez Rhoades
Cinematography: Athena Boutari
AD: Athena Boutari
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett & Gary O. Bennett

The Stonestreet crew wrapping the shooting of the film “The Joke’s on Them.”  Fantastic cast and crew.  Two days o...
07/17/2019

The Stonestreet crew wrapping the shooting of the film “The Joke’s on Them.” Fantastic cast and crew. Two days of joyous filmmaking.

07/15/2019

Stonestreet presents: 50/50

Featuring: Emile Ravenet, Sekai Murashige
Directed by: Gary O. Bennett
Adapted by: Emile Ravenet, Sekai Murashige
Cinematography: Nico Alvo
AD: Athena Boutari
Editor: Erin Frances Speirs
Produced by: Alyssa Rallo Bennett & Gary O. Bennett

Caitlin McNeilage. Actor. Photography by @garybennett
07/15/2019

Caitlin McNeilage. Actor. Photography by @garybennett

Stonestreet Studios's cover photo
07/15/2019

Stonestreet Studios's cover photo

Holiday Kriegel. Actor.
07/14/2019

Holiday Kriegel. Actor.

Anvelyn Pi.  Actor.  Taken with a Leica 50mm lens at f0.95 with a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera.  #stonestreetstudios #leic...
07/11/2019

Anvelyn Pi. Actor. Taken with a Leica 50mm lens at f0.95 with a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera. #stonestreetstudios #leica. #noctilux #noctilux095

Karin Sarkizova. Actor.  Taken with a Leica 50mm lens at f0.95 on a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera.  #noctilux #noctilux095 ...
07/11/2019

Karin Sarkizova. Actor. Taken with a Leica 50mm lens at f0.95 on a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera. #noctilux #noctilux095 #leica #nikonz6

Emory Elizabeth Kemph.  Actor.  Taken with a Leica 50mm lens at f0.95 on a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera. Photography by Ga...
07/11/2019

Emory Elizabeth Kemph. Actor. Taken with a Leica 50mm lens at f0.95 on a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera. Photography by Gary O. Bennett #leica #nikon #noctilux #noctilux095 #actor #screenactor

Emily MaRee.  Actor.  Photo taken with a Leica 50mm lens at f0.95 on a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera.Photography by Gary O....
07/09/2019

Emily MaRee. Actor. Photo taken with a Leica 50mm lens at f0.95 on a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera.Photography by Gary O. Bennett. #leica #noctilux #noctilux095 #nikon

07/08/2019
UberPOOL

Stonestreet presents: UberPOOL
Featured at the Hoboken International Film Festival, Lovesick Film Festival, Grove St. Film Festival, Tisch All Studio Festival

Featuring Jessie Gill, Anastasia Standrik, Ross Winnitsky
Directed by Alyssa R. Bennett
Written by Gary O. Bennett
Music by Kevin Kendrick
Cinematography Wylie Rush
Script Supervisor/AD Sohailla Mahjour

#OnSet and making moves with Cormac Bluestone and talented Stonestreeters Asha Rampertaap, Ben Lang, Sarah Barnett, Arab...
07/05/2019

#OnSet and making moves with Cormac Bluestone and talented Stonestreeters Asha Rampertaap, Ben Lang, Sarah Barnett, Arabella Berke, Chhoyang Cheshatsang & Andy Borda Cordova 🎥

Head over to Stonestreet's Instagram for more behind-the-scenes shots (instagram.com/stonestreetstudios) #Stonestreet #FridayFeeling

Stonestreet Studios's cover photo
07/04/2019

Stonestreet Studios's cover photo

Forbes sat down with Stonestreeter Marcus Guerrier, aka MOZIAH, to discuss acting, music, filmmaking and how they all co...
07/03/2019
MOZIAH Talks Artistic Expression, New Music Video, & His Love Of Indie Movies

Forbes sat down with Stonestreeter Marcus Guerrier, aka MOZIAH, to discuss acting, music, filmmaking and how they all come together in his new music video for "Skerred" featuring fellow Stonestreeter David Klein.

Check out the full article and video below. #Stonestreet

MOZIAH sits down with Forbes to talk about his music career and his latest video, "Skerred."

Stonestreet Studios’ Conservatory has opened a new section for its 6 Week Screen Acting Intensive - Summer Session 2 s...
06/27/2019

Stonestreet Studios’ Conservatory has opened a new section for its 6 Week Screen Acting Intensive - Summer Session 2 starting July 8th. Contact [email protected] for more info on schedules, interview, production and screen audition opportunities.

06/24/2019

Stonestreet actors Diana Risse and Adam Southwick deliver comic timing and grounded performances in an extreme circumstance. Superb work. Cinematography and edited by Athena Boutari.

Stonestreet Studios's cover photo
06/21/2019

Stonestreet Studios's cover photo

06/20/2019
Stonestreet Studios: Does It Matter Which One?1

Stonestreet presents: DOES IT MATTER WHICH ONE?
Featuring Arman Maqami, Hendrik Riemens, & Susan Dorf
Directed by Gary O. Bennett
Written by Arman Maqami & Gary O. Bennett
Cinematography: Nico Alvo
AD/Editor: Athena Boutari
Produced by Alyssa Rallo Bennett

06/18/2019
Stonestreet Studios: Video Games

Stonestreet presents: VIDEO GAMES
Dir. Pamela Berlin
Featuring Gabriela Schulman, Ben Feldman
Written by Gabriela Schulman, Ben Feldman
Produced by Alyssa & Gary Bennett
Cinematography: Pati Amoroso
Editor: Athena Boutari

Congratulations to Stonestreet alum Miles Teller, whose new series Too Old To Die Young, directed by Nicholas Winding Re...
06/14/2019
Watch Too Old to Die Young Season 1 - Prime Video

Congratulations to Stonestreet alum Miles Teller, whose new series Too Old To Die Young, directed by Nicholas Winding Refn, is now streaming on #AmazonPrime.
#TooOldToDieYoung #MilesTeller

In one tragic night, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Martin Jones's life is blown apart, and he is forced into a deadly underground of Cartel soldiers, Yakuza assassins, and mysterious vigilantes. Soon he finds himself lost on a surreal odyssey of murder, mysticism and vengeance, as his past sin...

06/14/2019
Getting a Scholarship

Stonestreet actors Carolina de’ Castiglioni and Ekin Naz Demirok deliver pin-point timing with their perfromances in this loaded script. They hold their ground and the silences are so fraught the screen almost bursts. Bravo. Cinematography by Nico Alvo. Edited by Athena Boutari.

“It’s about the madness of what is going on in our world, and especially in our country, and always the conflict bet...
06/13/2019
“Turn Around, Bright Eyes,” As You’ve Never Heard It Before

“It’s about the madness of what is going on in our world, and especially in our country, and always the conflict between youth and age, and Dionysian and Apollonian.”

Congratulations to the whopping SEVEN Stonestreet actors/alumni featured in the 50th anniversary performance of Jim Steinman's "The Dream Engine": Larissa Crafford Lazarus, John Blair, Epiphany Samuels, Alfonzo Kahlil, Kayla Juntilla, Drita Kabashi and Richie Fusco.

Read up on the full production below. #Stonestreet #TheDreamEngine

Reunion 2019 rocked with a 50th-anniversary performance of The Dream Engine, a piece of Amherst legend created by Jim Steinman ’69

06/12/2019
Stonestreet Studios: Gloria

Stonestreet presents: GLORIA
Dir. Alyssa Rallo Bennett
Featuring Maria Luiza-Muller, Henry Walker
#StonestreetStudios

06/09/2019
Comrades

Stonestreet actors Liana Sonenclar, Sierra Moon and Helene Henry deliver performances of charactors who remain firmly in their own skin, each with their own agendas, and always deeply grounded. This film, which was written by Liana, Sierra and Helene, has an odd narrative, three people moving in different directions and yet cross paths briefly, coming ever so close to embracing each other.... ever so close but fail. Or do they? Brilliant. Cinematography and editing by Athena Boutari. Bravo to all.

Stonestreet Studios's cover photo
06/06/2019

Stonestreet Studios's cover photo

06/05/2019
Jebra

Stonestreet actors Arman Maqami and Emile Ravenet deliver spot on comic timing with extreme characters in extreme circumstances and never once play the joke. They take this very seriously and that is what makes it so funny. And Arman and Emile wrote the great script. Bravo to them for turning something so odd and quirky into something so human and real. Cinematography by Nico Alvo. Edited by Athena Boutari.

Welcome to our Summer One 2019 Actors.  Stonestreet takes professional headshots of its actors.  Click below to see them...
06/01/2019
Summer One 2019 Actors - Stonestreet Studios

Welcome to our Summer One 2019 Actors. Stonestreet takes professional headshots of its actors. Click below to see them.

STONESTREET ACTORS ARE TRAINED AND SERIOUS. THIS WEBSITE IS A RESOURCE FOR ACTING TALENT TO BE USED BY THE CASTING COMMUNITY AND THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. Stonestreet Studios is the home of the Stonestreet Screen Acting Workshop. The Workshop is an advanced drama conservatory of NYU's Tisch School...

05/28/2019
It Violates Nature

Stonestreet actors Taylor Walling and Will Pigott deliver grounded performances that are fraught with comic timing and wrought with ardor, hitting numerous beats and transitions, like musicians in a jazz club. Will and Taylor are real pros. They are a joy to work with. Cinematography and editing by Athena Boutari.

05/28/2019

Stonestreet actros Taylor Walling and Will Pigott deliver grounded performances that are fraught with comic timing and wrought with ardor, hitting numerous beats and transitions, like musicians in a jazz club. Will and Taylor are real pros. They are a joy to work with. Cinematography and editing by Athena Boutari.

Tisch Drama Grads Celebrating, accomplishments & holding up signs to protect women’s  rights! #tischdrama
05/24/2019

Tisch Drama Grads Celebrating, accomplishments & holding up signs to protect women’s rights! #tischdrama

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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

Telephone

(212) 691-4868

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