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In-Person vs. Online Acting Classes

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There are, of course, pros and cons to both online acting classes and in-person classes. Given the unique circumstances of our present moment, however, there are distinct advantages in learning to act online.

Alumni Spotlight: Ingrid Jean-Baptiste

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Founder of the Chelsea Film Festival and actress Ingrid Jean-Baptiste continues to dedicate her life to empowering women and making the film industry a better place. As a multi-talented woman of color, she is an inspiration for women and girls everywhere.

Black Lives Matter

We at LSTFI are firmly committed to upholding a more supportive, inclusive, and anti-racist environment and offer the following actions as stepping stones toward creating such a space.

Happy World Theatre Day!

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While theatres and acting schools across the country remain closed in the face of COVID-19, World Theatre Day remains a day to celebrate the art made on stage.

Continuing The Method During COVID-19

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COVID-19 has turned just about everyone’s lives upside down. The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute had transferred classes online for the safety of students and faculty.

The Drowsy Chaperone

the drowsy chaperone student production

In a loving send-up of the frivolously inconsequential musicals of the Jazz Age, a fan known as Man in Chair gives a spin to the original cast recording of one such musical.

Laura Dern: Awards Season Queen

In 2020, LSTFI alumna Laura Dern was nominated for over 25 awards! Dominating this year’s season, Dern was celebrated at countless ceremonies – including The Oscars!

Alumni Spotlight: Nate Boyer

Nate Boyer is a former Green Beret and Pro-Football player for the Seattle Seahawks. Find out how he found his way to LSTFI and how The Method has helped his acting career.

Faculty Spotlight: MJ Karmi

MJ Karmi

Method Acting teacher MJ Karmi loves sharing her passion for The Method. Method techniques are the foundation of her own acting and she finds it meaningful to share her own experiences with her students.

Shani Atias: Work Hard Over and Over Again

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Alumna Shani Atias shares the importance of discipline and hard work in an acting career. Her training at LSTFI has helped her tap into her self and connect with her characters.

Acting Classes for Kids and Teens

Parents, does your kid dream of becoming an actor, but you don’t know where to begin? Has your child taken acting classes but is ready for that ‘next step’? Consider enrolling at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute

Alumni Spotlight: Jeff Bosley

Seasoned actor Jeff Bosley cherishes the time he spent at The Institute. For every role, he looks to his Method Acting toolbox to find sensory exercises that work for him.

Fall 20208/5 Update: Online

The Lee Strasberg Institute announces that fall semester classes will begin with fully online instruction, per State & Local guidance. (Los Angeles is preparing for outdoor in-person instruction once permitted.)

The power of Lee Strasberg’s work lies in its simplicity – it can be done anytime and anywhere. And as Lee believed, the foundation for all the actor’s work begins in the chair. So let’s all commit ourselves to our craft, to the deepening of our work, and to a daily practice of creativity and imagination–our greatest resource in these difficult times. 

Click here for Fall online classes in New York City. | Click here for Fall online classes for Los Angeles.

The Institute is also offering new short-term online only classes. See Online Acting