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Eugenia Tempesta

People usually associate acting with the glamour, the flashes, the red carpets. Nurturing the craft of acting doesn’t have anything to do with the prestige, but requires instead to get your hands in the dirt and dig deep, which isn’t always charming. The greatest thing that a school could teach is to unravel all the external layer and allow the actor to reach the most hidden point of human behavior – and this is what is taught at Strasberg.

Here, the actor is required to be absolutely honest, to have loads of courage, and to allow himself to put aside any judgement – about himself, the character, the script and other people’s craft. To learn how not to hide behind the idea of how a scene should be, but, rather, learn to trust and follow the actions of that scene.

If the actor commits to a truthful acting, he will learn, with time, to accept any aspect of his personality, to embrace anything of himself that can make him different from others and also special among them. He will eventually experience that being less perfect leads to being more real, both as an actor and as an individual.

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.