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Associates Degree Program Finishes First Year

AOS Degree students and faculty reflect on the first year of the inaugural class of the Associate’s Degree program at LSTFI Los Angeles. Enrollment is open for the AOS Degree class of 2022.

Faculty Spotlight: Leah Zhang

Leah Zhang, actress and movement instructor at LSTFI LA, stars in a new short film “Red Ladies” that is dominating the festival circuit.

Student Spotlight: Mónique Ray

Monique Ray, acting conservatory student, Army Veteran, and mother of two, has taken Method Acting classes online only. She has been thus far thrilled with the results.

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.

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.

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.

Shainu Bala: Always Learning

Shainu Bala, LSTFI Alum, has put substantial work into his career. His training as LSTFI made him realize the power of The Method and the profound performances it can create.

Alumni on The Method

Alumni of The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute have been using The Method for over 50 years! Here is what a few of them have to say about it.

Marthilia Svarna: Storytelling in New Languages

Alumna Marthilia Svarna uses her Strasberg training to branch out, collaborate, and write her own stories. Her play “Our Basement” has been translated into Greek and is now showing in Athens!

Faculty Spotlight: Goya Robles

LSTFI Teacher Goya Robles, known for his portrayal of Yago on EPIX’s Get Shorty shares the importance of passion and dedication in the career of acting.

Winter 202111/1 Update: Online

The Lee Strasberg Institute announces that Winter 2021 term classes will begin with fully online instruction, per State & Local guidance.

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

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

Please note that the State of California color-coded reopening system does not permit any in-person instruction until the County is at least in the red tier (25% capacity). Los Angeles remains in purple.