Attention 2019 Stonestreeters, please join us this afternoon for the End of the Year Celebration! 🥳
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.
48 West 21st Street
New York, NY
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.
|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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