The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute - New York

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute - New York The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute is dedicated to the ideals, values, and vision of the Lee Strasberg Method.
The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute is a school for the performing arts located at 115 East 15th Street in New York City, and at 7936 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, that is dedicated to teaching The Lee Strasberg Method Acting. The Institute was founded in 1969 by Strasberg, teacher and artistic director at the famed Actors Studio. It has a special program with the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where students can study in an 8 credit program. The institute is currently under the artistic direction of Anna Strasberg.

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute is the only school in the world that offers the purest of trainings in The Lee Strasberg Method Acting technique. For over 40 years, the Institute has built its outstanding reputation on the proven value of Lee Strasberg’s teachings, the astonishing achievements of our students, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. We challenge our students to be bold in their choices, original in their ideas, and passionate in their pursuit of creative individuality. Our highest goal is to ensure that each student masters Lee Strasberg Method and its disciplines, as well as encouraging every student to become a successful artist within his or her chosen field.

Mission: The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute is dedicated to the ideals, values, and vision of Lee Strasberg’s innovative work known throughout the world as The Lee Strasberg Method Acting technique. Through actor training, outreach, and the preservation of archival materials, the Institute works to further the legacy of Lee Strasberg and maintain his place as a seminal figure in the great American theater tradition.

Today, students from St. Rita's School in Brisbane, AUS visited the Institute for a workshop with Suzanne DiDonna! What ...
07/10/2019

Today, students from St. Rita's School in Brisbane, AUS visited the Institute for a workshop with Suzanne DiDonna! What a fun day!

Scholarship season continues! A huge congratulations to Isabel Bertelsen Hoĉevar, hailing from Venezuela. Isabel who wa...
07/05/2019

Scholarship season continues! A huge congratulations to Isabel Bertelsen Hoĉevar, hailing from Venezuela. Isabel who was awarded The Eleanora Duse Scholarship for 2019. ⭐ #lstfi #methodacting #nycactors #scholarship

Congratulations to our 2019 Vincent D’Onofrio Scholarship Recipient, Minna Friberg! We are proud to award her this sch...
07/05/2019

Congratulations to our 2019 Vincent D’Onofrio Scholarship Recipient, Minna Friberg! We are proud to award her this scholarship.

#lstfi #scholarship #methodacting

A huge congratulations to Emma Tadmor, winner of The Johnny Depp Scholarship 2019! See you in the Fall!#lstfi #scholarsh...
07/05/2019

A huge congratulations to Emma Tadmor, winner of The Johnny Depp Scholarship 2019! See you in the Fall!

#lstfi #scholarship #methodacting

07/05/2019

From everyone at Strasberg, we hope you had a wonderful Independence Day!

Exciting opportunity! The Militello Independent Film Festival in Italy has extended an invitation for LSTFI students and...
06/28/2019

Exciting opportunity! The Militello Independent Film Festival in Italy has extended an invitation for LSTFI students and alumni to submit their work. Learn more about the festival, submissions, and awards at:
https://filmfreeway.com/MilitelloIndependentFilmFestival

(Hint hint: one of the awards is a four-week scholarship at the Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute in New York City, given to the best actor or actress of the event!)

Our 2018-2019 season was a success! Check out some highlights!Do you have a favorite production you've seen here at LSTF...
06/27/2019

Our 2018-2019 season was a success! Check out some highlights!

Do you have a favorite production you've seen here at LSTFI?

The end of the semester means saying goodbye (or see you later) to so many wonderful students. One student, Emilio Trevi...
06/23/2019

The end of the semester means saying goodbye (or see you later) to so many wonderful students. One student, Emilio Treviño shared with us a beautiful reflection of his time here at LSTFI.

"I’ve worked all my life as an actor and coming here to the Institute makes me realize this is a safe place. A place for actors to work on their craft and to grow not only as artists but also as human beings. I am so grateful to all my teachers, to everyone at the Institute, to my friends here, because they have all taught me something. To come from another country makes you realize that not everyone has the opportunity to be here. So when you come here, you know that they are giving you gold. This Institute is giving gold to the actors. They tell you things that no one else will tell you, things that are useful not only when you’re working but also when you’re not. When you’re off-stage or off-camera and you start questioning yourself, when you feel anxious about if you’re on the right path, you know that the Strasberg Institute has given you the tools to find the path to your dream. The Institute has started you on the journey of becoming a better actor. For that, I feel very thankful.

During my days here at Strasberg, I went to the library to watch all the tapes of Lee’s classes. I was hearing him speak and realized that, if he could be here now, I’m sure that he would be very proud of what the Institute is today. His legacy has not been erased. It is more powerful than ever. The Institute gives that power to the new artists that come into this world. We live in a world that is not connected with empathy, not connected with vulnerability. The Institute is preparing actors for that work, preparing actors to help people connect with themselves, with their humanity. It’s the most beautiful gift someone can give you."

It's the end of the semester and you know what that means - time for an improv show! Don't miss this one-night-only perf...
06/21/2019

It's the end of the semester and you know what that means - time for an improv show! Don't miss this one-night-only performance, curated by the incredible Patrick Noth.

Tonight at 6:00PM at LSTFI!

How does LSTFI alum and Tony Award-winning actress Kelli O'Hara prepare for a show? Read all about it in this wonderful ...
06/20/2019

How does LSTFI alum and Tony Award-winning actress Kelli O'Hara prepare for a show? Read all about it in this wonderful New York Times piece: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/30/magazine/broadway-kiss-me-kate.html

After yesterday's matinee performance of "Kiss Me, Kate!", a group of students from LSTFI had the special opportunity to meet and talk with Kelli. We are so proud of all our students and delighted when they have the chance to meet and share their experiences with one another!

Now registering for the 2020 Lee Strasberg Acting Seminar in New York - conducted in Spanish! April 6 - 17, 2020!
06/19/2019

Now registering for the 2020 Lee Strasberg Acting Seminar in New York - conducted in Spanish! April 6 - 17, 2020!

06/17/2019
Hell Wanted

So proud of our alumni Austin Phares and Braxton Fannin! We can’t wait to see where this project goes!

ANGEL DONOR: Hi to all of our wonderful donors and supporters! We are just about 3 weeks out from going into production. Although our Indiegogo fundraising campaign has come to a close, we have a very generous angel donor who in the eleventh hour has agreed to match all donations starting today up to $3,000. Please message us here or contact [email protected] for more information!

There are only two weeks left of our Young Actors at Strasberg spring semester! Email youngactors@strasberg.com or visit...
06/15/2019

There are only two weeks left of our Young Actors at Strasberg spring semester! Email [email protected] or visit our website for more information on our summer camps and programming!

Congratulations to NYU Tisch at Strasberg alum Liana Sonenclar on her newest work “Five Star D-A-D”. Liana’s play ...
06/14/2019

Congratulations to NYU Tisch at Strasberg alum Liana Sonenclar on her newest work “Five Star D-A-D”. Liana’s play will be featured in The Andromeda’s Sister Gala tonight in East Hampton, NY! Check out newyork.methodactingstrasberg.com/alumni-news/ for more information and ticketing!

Happy birthday, Chris Evans! Wishing you all the best.This LSTFI alumnus has had a Marvel-ous career!#CaptainAmerica #Ma...
06/13/2019

Happy birthday, Chris Evans! Wishing you all the best.
This LSTFI alumnus has had a Marvel-ous career!

#CaptainAmerica #Marvel #Avengers #ChrisEvans

Meet the fabulous directors of our upcoming Conservatory Performances! Leah Reddy directed Love and Information for NYU ...
06/12/2019

Meet the fabulous directors of our upcoming Conservatory Performances!

Leah Reddy directed Love and Information for NYU Tisch at Strasberg, directed Strasberg students at The Palace Theatre in Connecticut, and is back at LSTFI for more!
http://www.leahreddy.com/

Mike Keller is an accomplished film, television, and theatre actor who is bringing his expertise to the Institute. Mike will appear next in Sophia Coppola’s film On the Rocks, opposite Bill Murray!
http://www.mikekeller.tv/

We can’t wait to see what these incredible artists have created. Performances are June 19 - 22. Tickets available at springconservatory2019.eventbrite.com!

06/07/2019
"Lee Strasberg's Method" - Promo Clip

Geoffrey Horne talks about Method Acting in Shakespeare's Hamlet in the 2010 documentary film, Lee Strasberg's Method. The documentary, by the incredible Jeremy Kruse, is available on Amazon.

Now, almost 10 year later, we invite you to join us for Shakespeare Downtown's production of Hamlet, directed by none other than Geoffrey Horne. Tonight at 7pm at the Lee Strasberg Institute, free admission. We hope to see you there!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LGo1LtvqSo

"Lee Strasberg's Method" is a documentary film that investigates and clarifies Method acting and dispels some of the misconceptions that many people have abo...

Happy Birthday, Angelina Jolie! Did you know Jolie studied as a teen in the Young Actors at Strasberg program?
06/04/2019

Happy Birthday, Angelina Jolie! Did you know Jolie studied as a teen in the Young Actors at Strasberg program?

Here’s a tip for Method Monday! We have a library here at LSTFI New York with dozens of archived videos. All current s...
06/03/2019

Here’s a tip for Method Monday! We have a library here at LSTFI New York with dozens of archived videos. All current students and alumni are welcome to come and watch tapes of Lee teaching and any of our recorded Strasberg Talks. We have Talks with Al Pacino, Sally Field, and Dustin Hoffman to name a few!

"She had a luminous quality - a combination of wistfulness, radiance, yearning, that set her apart and yet made everyone...
06/01/2019

"She had a luminous quality - a combination of wistfulness, radiance, yearning, that set her apart and yet made everyone wish to be part of it, to share in the childlike naïvete which was at once so shy and yet so vibrant." -Lee Strasberg

Happy birthday, Marilyn.

The weather is finally warm which means the 2019 Spring Conservatory Performance is just around the corner! Get your tic...
05/30/2019

The weather is finally warm which means the 2019 Spring Conservatory Performance is just around the corner! Get your tickets to see this incredible showcase at springconservatory2019.eventbrite.com.

May 28, 1976 - Taxi Driver, featuring Method-acting star Robert De Niro, win the Palme d'Or at the Festival de Cannes!We...
05/28/2019

May 28, 1976 - Taxi Driver, featuring Method-acting star Robert De Niro, win the Palme d'Or at the Festival de Cannes!

We are so proud to have seen more of our alumni at the festival this year. Congratulations to alumna Ingrid Jean-Baptiste for her films GOYAVE and Instinct Animal, and to Shai Frumkin, Kyvon Edwin, Giacomo Gex, and Jhony Perez for their short "Crush" - first created for the Strasberg Film Festival!

Check out some of our LSTFI students and alumni working with director Leah Reddy at The Palace Theatre! Leah directed Lo...
05/21/2019

Check out some of our LSTFI students and alumni working with director Leah Reddy at The Palace Theatre! Leah directed Love and Information at Strasberg just this past fall. Congratulations, all!

"The actor creates with his own flesh and blood all those things which all the arts try in some way to describe." -Lee S...
05/20/2019

"The actor creates with his own flesh and blood all those things which all the arts try in some way to describe." -Lee Strasberg

Happy Method Monday!

Alumni Spotlight: GOYAVE starring Ingrid Jean-Baptiste is screening at the Cannes Film Festival as a part of Positive Ci...
05/19/2019

Alumni Spotlight: GOYAVE starring Ingrid Jean-Baptiste is screening at the Cannes Film Festival as a part of Positive Cinema Week! Congratulations, Ingrid!

Today's the day! Stop by our Young Actors at Strasberg Open House at 4:30pm. You'll receive an information session on ou...
05/18/2019

Today's the day! Stop by our Young Actors at Strasberg Open House at 4:30pm. You'll receive an information session on our summer YAS program and sample mini-lessons from Strasberg faculty!

The 2019 StrasbergWORKS has arrived! Submissions of original plays by current students are due three weeks from today. T...
05/17/2019

The 2019 StrasbergWORKS has arrived! Submissions of original plays by current students are due three weeks from today. The winning playwright will be given time, space, and a budget to have their play produced here at LSTFI! We can't wait to read your work!

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

05/16/2019
New York Lee Strasberg Student Spotlight - Leona

NYU Tisch at Strasberg alum Leona Stewart tells us about working with the faculty. Check out all of our Student Spotlights on our YouTube channel, or head to our website for student testimonials!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhAKrDW5dpw

As the only school in the world that teaches Lee Strasberg’s work in its consummate form, The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute- New York is the home fo...

What do these LSTFI alumni have in common? They're all a part of Independent Projects opening tomorrow at NYU Tisch! Lea...
05/15/2019

What do these LSTFI alumni have in common? They're all a part of Independent Projects opening tomorrow at NYU Tisch! Learn more and get your free ticket at bit.ly/isa-jack-olivia.

LSTFI alumni Braxton Fannin and Austin Phares have co-written a feature film, set to shoot this summer! With Braxton dir...
05/14/2019

LSTFI alumni Braxton Fannin and Austin Phares have co-written a feature film, set to shoot this summer! With Braxton directing, Austin producing, and other alumni throughout the cast and crew, we can't wait to see where this project goes! Learn more at http://ow.ly/fpvL50ubn9u.

Happy last day, NYU! What an amazing semester it has been. Congratulations to the graduating class, and to those returni...
05/13/2019

Happy last day, NYU! What an amazing semester it has been. Congratulations to the graduating class, and to those returning to LSTFI - we’ll see you in the fall! Happy summer!
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#lstfi #method #newyork #nyc #nyu #tisch #tischdrama #lastday #summer #schoolsout #wsp #strasberg #practicum #wearenotwell #washingtonsquarepark #graduation #congratulations #grad #seeyousoon @ NYU Tisch School of the Arts

When you tell us you're not coming to see We Are Not Well...Don't miss your last chance to see our fantastic 2019 Practi...
05/11/2019

When you tell us you're not coming to see We Are Not Well...

Don't miss your last chance to see our fantastic 2019 Practicum production! Tickets for tonight's gala performance and reception available at wearenotwell.eventbrite.com.

Photo by Walls Trimble.

Check out Young Actors at Strasberg alumnus Monte Greene on Broadway with Tony award-winning actor, Tracy Letts! Interes...
05/11/2019

Check out Young Actors at Strasberg alumnus Monte Greene on Broadway with Tony award-winning actor, Tracy Letts! Interested in our YAS program? Don't miss our open house next week! RSVP at yasopenhouse.eventbrite.com.

Photo by Joan Marcus.

We Are Not Well opens TONIGHT! Happy opening and break a leg to this wonderful cast. General admission tickets are sold ...
05/09/2019

We Are Not Well opens TONIGHT! Happy opening and break a leg to this wonderful cast. General admission tickets are sold out but come by to join the waitlist or get a ticket for Saturday's gala performance at wearenotwell.eventbrite.com!

Photos by Walls Trimble
Scenic Design by Fufan Zhang
Costume Design by Madeline Wall
Lighting Design by Eric Nightengale

05/08/2019

How did NYU Practicum get its start? Geoffrey Horne shares the origin of this very special program.

Don't forget - tickets for this year's Practicum, We Are Not Well, are available at wearenotwell.eventbrite.com. Join us on Saturday for our Industry Gala, with food and a reception to follow the show!

“I love that at Lee Strasberg, they combine the exercises like relaxation, where you shake out you limbs to pin-point ...
05/04/2019

“I love that at Lee Strasberg, they combine the exercises like relaxation, where you shake out you limbs to pin-point any pressure, with the sort of juicy exercises that get your mind flowing and spill your emotions into a scene."
-Young Actors at Strasberg alum, Charles Moxley

Want to learn more about our Young Actors program? Read more testimonials on our website or join us on Saturday, May 18th for a YAS Open House! RSVP at yasopenhouse.eventbrite.com.

#FlashbackFriday to our Spring 2017 Practicum production - East Coast Curriculum! This semester's Practicum, We Are Not ...
05/03/2019

#FlashbackFriday to our Spring 2017 Practicum production - East Coast Curriculum! This semester's Practicum, We Are Not Well, opens next week! Tickets available at wearenotwell.eventbrite.com.

Shakespeare Downtown, founded by Geoffrey Horne, has announced their summer production - Hamlet! The cast, as always, is...
05/03/2019
Shakespeare Downtown's Hamlet

Shakespeare Downtown, founded by Geoffrey Horne, has announced their summer production - Hamlet! The cast, as always, is comprised entirely of Strasberg students and alumni. We can’t wait for another summer of Shakespeare in the park!

Join our new Shakespeare theatre at Castle Clinton in The Battery in Lower Manhattan. | Check out 'Shakespeare Downtown's Hamlet' on Indiegogo.

The world premiere of Trish Harnetiaux's #WeAreNotWell opens one week from today! Check out our press release in Broadwa...
05/02/2019
New Trish Harnetiaux Play Set for Run At The Lee Strasberg Institute

The world premiere of Trish Harnetiaux's #WeAreNotWell opens one week from today! Check out our press release in Broadway World!

https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-off-broadway/article/New-Trish-Harnetiaux-Play-Set-for-Run-At-The-Lee-Strasberg-Institute-20190502

Tickets are going fast - get yours before we sell out!

A new dark comedy by Trish Harnetiaux (Tin Cat Shoes, How to Get into Buildings) and directed by Olivia Songer (SEEDS Resident Director, Rough Magic Theatre Company) will play The Imra Sandrey Theatre at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute (115 East 15th Street) on Thursday May 9, Friday May....

It's Tony season! We could not be more excited to congratulate LSTFI alum Kelli O'Hara on her nomination for Best Perfor...
04/30/2019

It's Tony season! We could not be more excited to congratulate LSTFI alum Kelli O'Hara on her nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. Her show - Kiss Me, Kate - has also been nominated for Best Revival of Musical!

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115 E 15th St
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Tuesday 09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00
Thursday 09:00 - 22:00
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