As the only acting school in the world that teaches Lee Strasberg’s work in its consummate form, The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute® is the home for all actors seeking to delve into Method Acting and its tradition of training some of the world’s most brilliant and truthful actors.
Our Mission Statement
The Lee Strasberg Theatre & FIlm Institute™ is dedicated to the ideals, values, and vision of Lee Strasberg’s innovative work, known throughout the world as The Method. Through actor training, outreach, and the preservation of archival materials, The Institute works to further the legacy of Lee Strasberg, train the world’s greatest actors, and maintain Lee’s place as a seminal figure in the great American theatre tradition.
Our AlumniOur alumni have found incredible success in the fields of Film, Television, & Stage. Of the many students who called Lee Strasberg their teacher, or the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute their home, they all honor his legacy with their incredible work and talent.
“There is a difference between practice and talent. Practice is what makes your talent better, and talent is what makes your practice a self-discovery process along with a journey that I will never forget.”
– Juan Rugero
- We offer a multitude of special events, guest speakers, and full fledged productions throughout the year.
- The Lee Strasberg Institute puts on a variety of productions each year. Here you can see examples of our work from both coasts.
- Notable Alumni and Special Guests often come back to offer their valuable insight and tell stories to our current students.
- In this brief video LSTFI Alum Charles shares his story of having to leave his home in order to pursue his dream. As he begins his career he is hopeful because he knows he is destined for greatness.
- LSTFI teacher Mitch McCoy has just completed filming on new short film 'Truth Incorporated'.
- Group One Directed by Leah Reddy Group Two Directed by Mike Keller June 19-22, 2019. The Marilyn Monroe Theatre