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Backstage: They Got Cast!

Since the inception of Backstage’s “I Got Cast”, a recurring series detailing the ways that the famed publication has been a reliable tool for up-and-coming actors, countless LSTFI alumni have been featured!

Alli Willow: Student for Life

When Ally Willow dediced to become an actress her father, a director and artistic director, told her should would have to study for the rest of her life, and she has.

Kelli O’Hara: Kiss Kate Goodbye

With seven Tony nominations – including a win for 2015’s The King and I – Kelli O’Hara is Broadway royalty and one of the many great LSTFI alumni working today.

Geoffrey Horne: A True Emotional Life

Each summer, beloved LSTFI Method Acting instructor Geoffrey Horne directs an annual Shakespeare production as part of his theatre company, Shakespeare Downtown.

The Bittersweet Road to Sweetbitter

The life of an actor was never in the cards for LSTFI alumna Erica Pappas. Only considering acting as a hobby, teenage Erica applied to New York University on a whim after life threw a wrench into her plans.

FROG AND PEACH: Twelfth Night

Frog and Peach transforms The Sheen Center Black Box Theater once again, this time into the seaside kingdom of Illyria, replete with fiendish pranks, public brawls, and an original score by Honey West’s Ted Zurkowski in this startlingly modern romp.

Alumni Spotlight: Max Weinstein

NYU Tisch at Strasberg alumnus Max Weinstein traveled to Shanghai to appear as Greg in a Baayork Lee-directed production of “A Chorus Line”.

Alumni Spotlight: Dan Shaked

Alumnus Dan Shaked reflects on his career since finishing his training at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.