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Happy World Theatre Day!

Friday, March 27th is the 59th annual World Theatre Day! At The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, we celebrate theatre as both education and entertainment. Lee Strasberg and the faculty of LSTFI have proudly trained hundreds of theatre artists over the Institute’s proud 51 year legacy.

What are the goals of World Theatre Day?

According to the World Theatre Day Website, World Theatre Day is meant to showcase theatre from many cultures around the world and “share the joy of theatre with others.” It is also a way to demonstrate the importance of theatre to government leaders are aware of the importance and reach of theatre.

What theatrical productions does LSTFI put on?

Each term, both LSTFI New York and Los Angeles put on theatre productions with current students in the cast and crew. In addition, the New York campus offers a program called StrasbergWORKS. Every summer, one student-written show is selected to be produced by the Institute. Last summer’s show was Wine and Pizza by Michael Werner. In Los Angeles, the Institute partners with their in house theatre company, Sixty-Six Theatre. They offer three shows a year that students can audition for.

With a variety of classes offered, including screenwriting and dramatic analysis, LSTFI prepares students to be complete theatre artists. Artists who can flourish in aspects of theatre outside of acting.

Benefits of Dramatic Education:

WeTheParents writer Neve Spicer created an info-graphic that details 21 Evidence Based Benefits of Dramatic Education. Here are a couple that are highlighted by LSTFI’s education.

Poster for 21 Benefits of Dramatic Education.
Check out the full info-graphic for the rest of the benefits.

# 1- Develops Oral Language Skills

#2- Builds self-esteem and self-confidence

#4- Improves social skills

#6- Teaches emotional regulation

#11- Trains critical listening skills

#13- Encourages empathy

#15- Inspires intercultural sensitivity

#19- Expands the theory of the mind

Alumni, Faculty, and Informational blogs written by Alysia Homminga

If you are an alumni or faculty with an interesting project and you would like to be featured, please email Alysia at [email protected]


Dear Students and Prospective Students,

As news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, we wanted to take time to reassure our community that The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute is monitoring circumstances on a regular basis. We are committed to the well-being and education of our students, faculty and staff. Following in step as other universities and schools, we have transitioned to holding classes remotely in ways that are meaningful.

The Spring 2020 term will begin on April 20th.

These are unique times worthy of serious thought and implementing measures of caution. We trust that our Community will, as always, join together, to find new ways to collaborate, innovate, and continue doing the work we care so deeply about.

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