A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors opens up the facts.
Presented by the NYU Tisch at Strasberg advanced training students, The Time of Your Life follows Joe and the regulars of the local bar. Joe is wealthy and doesn’t need to work, so he spends his days holding court in Nick’s Pacific Street Saloon.
Past and present collide in Ellen McLaughlin’s mash-up of Sophocles’ classic tragedy Ajax with the modern-day war in Iraq.
Two astronauts who land on Mars and encounter God, only to have their belief system and way of life challenged. Also, God is not quite who they pictured she’d be. In fact, she’s a Jewish auntie who’s into kink.
The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute 2-Year Conservatory students present their final showcase.
Jackie, a former drug dealer, has just been released from prison and is living with his high school sweetheart, Veronica. As his relationships to those he loved and trusted most dissolve before his eyes, Jackie has to decide whether he is truly ready to give up his vices in order to move into a brighter future.
On May 5, 2017 Sally Field gave a talk at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. After working and training with Lee Strasberg, The Method has been instrumental to her life and career.
A modern day riff on Arthur Schnitzer’s LA Ronde with liberal arts college as the theme, EAST COAST CURRICULUM is an original piece written for the Clifford Odets Play Commission.
Radium is a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage. Until the girl who paint the watch dials begin to die.
Loosely based on the real figure of Johann Christian Woyzeck, Georg Buchner’s Woyzeck is a naturalist indictment of the dehumanizing effects of the military and science on unsuspecting victims.
Lucy Thurber receives The Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission and Jenna Worsham receives the Lee Strasberg Directing Fellowship!
Presented by The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute – New York
Directed by: Ted Zurkowski
March 27, 2017. The Irma Sandrey Theatre
Directed by Shaun Peknic, Fool for Love was selected to participate in the 9th annual ITSelF Festival in Warsaw, Poland. Set in a desolate motel room on the edge of the Mojave Desert, the play displays an alternately tender and violent love-hate relationship.
In the not-so-distant future, a terrible water shortage and 20-year drought has led to a government ban on private toilets and a proliferation of paid public toilets, owned and operated by a single megalomaniac company: the Urine Good Company.
Raymonde Chandebise is worried that her husband, Victor Emmanuel, is being unfaithful so she devises a plot to test him. Chaos ensues when all the characters meet at a promiscuous hotel.
After the death of the beloved Sister Rose, a group of her former students return to their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects. But at the funeral home, there’s a problem: her dead body has been stolen.
Wonder what would happen if the Kardashians were in a Greek tragedy? Siblings Chloe, Medusa, Rob, Coco, Marni, and Stella cavort and scheme in a household run by mother Kate and the silenced – though ultimately screaming – maid, Honey.
Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. As the drama is reaching a climax, the gun is fired. But who’s been shot?
A Clifford Odets Play Commission, Pulp Vérité plunges head first into the joy and terror of sharing stories about those monsters under our beds that never seem to go away… and the price that comes with the art of telling the truth.
When Wanda arrives at Wayward – a nature camp for troubled teens – after being kidnapped from her home, she finds herself immersed in a world of conflicting truths battling for salvation.
Set in Frank’s Cafe, a greasy diner in NYC, the play focuses on the relationship between Joe, a drug dealer indebted to a kingpin named Chuckles, and Darlene, a naive girl who has just moved to the city.
18th century scientific genius Emilie du Châtelet is back and determined to answer the question she died with: love or philosophy, head or heart?
We sat down with Crystal Skillman, who is writing Pulp Verité, a new work for The Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission.
We had a chance to sit down with Shaun Peknic, who has been awarded The Lee Strasberg Directing Fellowship to direct Crystal Skillman’s upcoming Pulp Vérité for The Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission.