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Class Descriptions – NYC

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

METHOD ACTING

Method Acting is the core class that all students take throughout their studies.  It is designed to train the actor in Lee Strasberg’s systematic acting technique known throughout the world as The Method. The  technique develops the actor’s ability to respond with real behavior to imaginary stimuli. This four-hour class consists of two parts: work on one’s self and work on the character.

 The first part of each Method Acting class begins with Lee Strasberg’s relaxation technique and then moves to his sequence of sensory exercises which train the actor’s concentration, ability to respond to imaginary objects, and organic expression. 

The relaxation exercise is done each week to ensure that the physical and mental tension within the body, which inhibits the actor, diminishes throughout the duration of the course. The sensory exercise starts with the actor’s ability to recreate objects which s/he encounters every day. 

The exercises become more complicated when additional objects of concentration are added and when the frequency with which the actor encounters the objects of concentration diminishes.

 The second part of each of the acting classes are devoted to improvisation, scene work, and monologues where students apply what they have learned in the exercise work to fulfill the demands of a play and the creation of a role.


ELECTIVE CLASSES

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute is constantly evolving in New York City. As we seek to meet the actors’ needs, new acting classes in NYC are designed and added to our curriculum. The following is a general template of elective acting classes that are frequently offered at Strasberg Acting School. Please check the class schedule for our most current offerings.

ACTING ELECTIVES

ACTING COMEDY

BUILDING A CHARACTER

CHARACTER WORK

CONSERVATORY PERFORMANCE

CREATING YOUR OWN WORK

IMPROVISATION

MY SCENE CLASS WITH LEE STRASBERG

SCENE STUDY

SENSORY / SCENE STUDY

SCRIPT ANALYSIS

WORKING WITH THE DIRECTOR


FILM AND TV ELECTIVES

ACTING ON CAMERA

ACTING FOR FILM & TV

ADVANCED FILM

INTRO TO ACTING FOR FILM & TV


MOVEMENT ELECTIVES

BALLET

DANCE I

DANCE II

INTRO TO JAZZ

INTERMEDIATE JAZZ

MOVEMENT

MOVEMENT (ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE)

MUSICAL THEATRE

STAGE COMBAT I

STAGE COMBAT II

STRETCH

TAI CHI I/II

TAP DANCE


VOCAL ELECTIVES

DIALECTS

SINGING I

SINGING II

SPEECH I (ACCENT REDUCTION)

SPEECH II

VOCAL PRODUCTION I

VOCAL PRODUCTION II


THEATRE HISTORY ELECTIVES

ACTING CHEKOV

ACTING ODETS

ACTING SHAKESPEARE

COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE: HISTORY AND PERFORMANCE

FILM ACTING ANALYSIS

HISTORY OF METHOD ACTING IN FILM

SHAKESPEARE AT THE GLOBE

STANISLAVSKY TO STRASBERG

STRASBERG AND SCENE ANALYSIS

THE WORLD THROUGH CINEMA

THEATRE HISTORY


WRITING ELECTIVES

ADVANCED DRAMATIC WRITING

PLAYWRITING FOR THE ACTOR

SCREENWRITING

SKETCH COMEDY WRITING


INDUSTRY CLASSES

AUDITION

THE BUSINESS OF ACTING

MONOLOGUE