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Strasberg at the Fringe

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Alumna Amy Lynn Berger starred in Randy Reiman’s Attention Span. This show has just finished their run at Fringe but it has left an impression on audience members as a unique, quirky and clever sketch show that is truly thought provoking. With a baseline of personal observations by offbeat characters that leads you attention spaneffectively through the modern psyche, one can only hope that we get to see this show again!

Learn more about this show via their website: https://attentionspanshow.wordpress.com

 

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Jolie London Glickman

Strasberg alumna Jolie London Glickman wrote and starred in Girls will be Girls – an honest and edgy coming of age story about high school girls and their path to womanhood. This show was a Fringe Festival favorite this year and consequently it has sold out all performances. Shoshana Roberts from TheatreGirls will be Girls is Easy states “The show is extremely quotable and has some wonderful comedic moments.” We can’t wait to see what else Jolie has in store! Read more about this show via the following link: http://www.girlswillbegirlstheplay.com/

Lorca Peress
Lorca Peress

Alumna and faculty member Lorca Peress directed a Fringe favorite entitled Let the Devil take the Hindmost. Set in 1969 Washington D.C. playwright Maya Contreras explores the dynamic of an African American woman trying to raise her daughter with herlet the devil take the hindmost Latino husband during the trying times of the civil rights movement. Jeff Mhyre from NY Theatre Guide.com has described it as show “good enough for the Public Theatre or even Broadway”. Audience members have raved about Lorca’s detailed direction and fluidity that made this show come to life. Although this show has finished its run, you can find more about future productions here: http://www.mayacontreras.com/

Matthew Gregory
Matthew Gregory

Department of FoolsFinally A History of Servitude directed by alum Matthew AJ Gregory was a hit this year. The cast is the company of Department of Fools – a talented group of actors dedicated to the preserving the masked arts. This tribute to Commedia dell’arte follows world history through a perspective of servants. The audience responded well to the partially scripted partially improvised scenes which led to glowing review from Will Jacobs stating it “cultivates a genuine sense of fun amidst all of the theatrical conventions” (Theatre is Easy.com) . Future performances can be found following this link: https://departmentoffools.wordpress.com/

 

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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.