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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!

Nives Bogad: Thanks For The Memories

Nives Bogad, an LSTFI alumna who completed her conservatory training in 2012 has since discovered the value of self promotion, marketing, and being true to yourself in this tough career field.

50th Anniversary Group Photo

On October 18, 2019, the student body, staff, faculty, and alumni of The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute gathered for a group photo commemorating The Institute’s 50th Anniversary!

Stanislavsky’s The Three Sisters

Among our 50th Anniversary celebrations, the school invited Dr. Sergei Tcherkasski from Russia to conduct a two-week long masterclass, culminating in a production of the final act of Chekhov’s The Three Sisters.

Fornés Fest

In celebration of Latinx theatre, LSTFI is proud to present an evening of scenes by María Irene Fornés.

Isabella Uzcátegui joins Theater Mitu

LSTFI alumna Isabella Uzcátegui has become an official member of Theater Mitu! Founded by Rubén Polendo, Theater Mitu is an artistic company that seeks to use art-making as a mode of research.

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!

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.

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.