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Student Spotlight: Mónique Ray

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

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.

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.

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!

Adam Sandler: Uncut Gems

The newest crime thriller from writer/director duo Josh and Benny Safdie, Uncut Gems stars LSTFI alumnus Adam Sandler.

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.

REASONS TO BE PRETTY

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When Greg makes a seemingly harmless comment about his girlfriend Steph’s “regular” looking face, the information gets back to Steph and sends their relationship off the deep end.

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.)

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