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Past Productions – NYC Campus

i’m sorry for your trouble

Joe is dead. Really dead. So tonight, four hours after her funeral, Joe’s childhood friends are gathering at their neighborhood bar.

Quinn the Magnificent

LSTFI proudly presents the 2023 StrasbergWORKS selection, Quinn the Magnificent by Paige Susan Anderson!


A joint production between the Institute and NYU Tisch at Strasberg, LSTFI presents Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins!


Old friends, new friends, and a woman building an empire meet up at a remote cabin to celebrate the anniversary of Lisa’s departure from this earth. But something lurking in the woods threatens the very fabric of their lives. And also their other lives.


The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute is proud to present Branden Jacob-Jenkins’ Everybody, directed by Alfonso Rey.


The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute presents Alice Birch’s Anatomy of a Suicide.


Cornelius Boeder’s Scissors is selected as the 2022 StrasbergWORKS production!

Two Truths and a Lie

After a nasty break up, Claire and Danny play the game Two Truths and a Lie in this romantic comedy.

Icarus’s Mother

This one-act play from Sam Shepard finds five spoiled, idle kids lazing around a beach after a Fourth of July picnic.

The Effect

Sixty-Six Productions presents The Effect by HBO Succession writer Lucy Prebble.

Our Town

A Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Thorton Wilder’s Our Town follows the citizens of Grover’s Corners over the course of a decade.

The Last Supper and Three Years Later

A group of friends navigate their personal lives and relationships in the days leading up to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Act II finds the same group three years later.


NYU Tisch at Strasberg presents Fuenteovejuna, a reknowned Spanish classic by Félix Lope de Vega y Carpio.


LSTFI presents Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, a reimagining of a classic Greek tragedy through the eyes of its heroine.

No Shade

The subway is shut down, the streets are flooded, and time has run out on the Climate Clock. With the crisis at a tipping point, New Yorkers must make a choice – go down fighting or place their faith in career politicians?

Mary Stuart

Elizabeth in power. Mary in Prison. This world is only big enough for one Queen to rule.


Comedy unfolds as four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, a brilliant but unorthodox literary figure.

Crimes of the Heart

The AOS Class of 2021 presents Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart, directed by Kymberly Harris.

The Drowsy Chaperone

the drowsy chaperone student production

In a loving send-up of the frivolously inconsequential musicals of the Jazz Age, a fan known as Man in Chair gives a spin to the original cast recording of one such musical.

Stupid F##king Bird

stupid bird student production

Sort of adapted from Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, Stupid F##king Bird stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all.


When confronted with an unspeakable crime an expecting mother, supportive wife, and prominent community member must make a decision on where her loyalty lies.


Welcome to Colchester, a small town where everybody knows each other and the pace of life allows the pursuit of love to take up as much space as it needs.

What of the Night

what of the night student production

What of the Night is a prophecy about the effects of greed and poverty on American life. A Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1990, today that prophecy feels perhaps more urgent than ever before.

Wine and Pizza

Sisters Melissa and Liz have had a strained relationship over the years, but especially since the death of their father three years ago. “Wine and Pizza” is an examination of the human spirit during one family’s heartache, dysfunction, and survival.


Originally produced by the Steppenwolf Theatre, this hilarious play explores the serious issue of infidelity and its effect on a family.

We Are Not Well

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A failing American cruise ship conglomerate calls on an avant-garde theatre director to adapt Eugène Ionesco’s The Chairs, set to premiere on board as they launch a new route through The Bahamas. What could go wrong?


Cover Photo for Machinal

A woman struggles to live and love in a modern, technological world. She becomes so overwhelmed with how mechanical and sad life is, she murders her husband.

Spring Awakening

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A collaboration between students of NYU Tisch and LSTFI, the hit musical SPRING AWAKENING follows group of teenagers grappling with puberty and sexuality in 19th century Germany.

Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train

jesus hopped the a train student production

The Sixty-six Theater Co. is launching their 2018 season with Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis’ powerful prison play ​Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train.

Old Friends Who Just Met

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As graduation approaches, nine roommates of Odyssey College’s Class of 2001 learn to navigate their lives and find their voices – all in an ever more complex time in history.

Blue Surge

It is fall in the midwest, Curt a cop who wants to be a park ranger, is the lead officer in taking down a Naughty but Nice ‘massage parlor.’ The combined efforts of Curt and bumbling partner Doug fail at doing what appears to be an easy job.

An Enemy of the People

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After Dr. Stockmann discovers contamination in the water supply of a small town, he is abused, ignored, and forced into silence when he tries to tell the public about the issue.

Love and Information

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A kaleidoscopic play of short scenes addressing contemporary issues about knowledge, technology and communication, and our capacity for love.


goosey strasberg student production

Growing up, Lucy had to deal with her father’s fame as a comedian and, especially, his most prominent creation: Days in the Hospital – a TV show inspired by her mother’s death.


From the creator and showrunner of Showtime’s The Affair comes Sarah Treem’s powerful stage play, When We Were Young and Unafriad

Millenial Pink Falcon

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A think tank in a distant but also not so distant future is tasked with one job: finding the best possible way to explain to humankind that there are aliens in their midst.

Harper Regan

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Harper Regan – who suddenly walks away from her husband, her daughter and her job to go and see her dying father – finds herself on a journey of disconnection and realism.


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In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employment.

Twelve Angry Men

A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors opens up the facts.

The Time of Your Life

Presented by the NYU Tisch at Strasberg advanced training students, The Time of Your Life follows Joe and the regulars of the local bar. Joe is wealthy and doesn’t need to work, so he spends his days holding court in Nick’s Pacific Street Saloon.

Ajax in Iraq

Past and present collide in Ellen McLaughlin’s mash-up of Sophocles’ classic tragedy Ajax with the modern-day war in Iraq.


Two astronauts who land on Mars and encounter God, only to have their belief system and way of life challenged. Also, God is not quite who they pictured she’d be. In fact, she’s a Jewish auntie who’s into kink.

The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Jackie, a former drug dealer, has just been released from prison and is living with his high school sweetheart, Veronica. As his relationships to those he loved and trusted most dissolve before his eyes, Jackie has to decide whether he is truly ready to give up his vices in order to move into a brighter future.

East Coast Curriculum

east coast curriculum strasberg student production

In this modern day riff on Arthur Schnitzer’s La Ronde set in an elite liberal arts college, twelve students’ lives intertwine as they discover the fear and ecstasy of finding yourself.

Radium Girls

radium girls theatre acting students

Radium is a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage. Until the girl who paint the watch dials begin to die.


Loosely based on the real figure of Johann Christian Woyzeck, Georg Buchner’s Woyzeck is a naturalist indictment of the dehumanizing effects of the military and science on unsuspecting victims.

Fool for Love

Directed by Shaun Peknic, Fool for Love was selected to participate in the 9th annual ITSelF Festival in Warsaw, Poland. Set in a desolate motel room on the edge of the Mojave Desert, the play displays an alternately tender and violent love-hate relationship.

Urinetown: The Musical

In the not-so-distant future, a terrible water shortage and 20-year drought has led to a government ban on private toilets and a proliferation of paid public toilets, owned and operated by a single megalomaniac company: the Urine Good Company.

Unity (1918)

LSTFI presents Kevin Karr’s Unity (1918) directed by Kareem Fahmy.

A Flea in Her Ear

Raymonde Chandebise is worried that her husband, Victor Emmanuel, is being unfaithful so she devises a plot to test him. Chaos ensues when all the characters meet at a promiscuous hotel.

Love Letters to My Children

Based on the true story of Lina Savaldi, Love Letters to My Children follows the Salvadi family, a tightly knit Italian Jewish clan whose parents emphasize national identity and bourgeois values over religion.

Our Lady of 121st Street

After the death of the beloved Sister Rose, a group of her former students return to their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects. But at the funeral home, there’s a problem: her dead body has been stolen.

Ugly Little Sister

Wonder what would happen if the Kardashians were in a Greek tragedy? A group of sisters seek divine intervention in their human schemes and utter chaos ensues.

The Wild Party

Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. As the drama is reaching a climax, the gun is fired. But who’s been shot?

Pulp Vérité

A team of filmmakers return to the States from Syria to finish a documentary. But what begins as a story about creating art to survive quickly becomes personal as the team finds themselves attempting the impossible: bringing the last member of their crew home.


When Wanda is delivered to Wayward, a nature camp for troubled teens, she finds herself immersed in a world of conflicting truths battling for salvation.

Balm in Gilead

Set in Frank’s Cafe, a greasy diner in NYC, the play focuses on the relationship between Joe, a drug dealer indebted to a kingpin named Chuckles, and Darlene, a naive girl who has just moved to the city.

I Remember It Well

Presented as the StrasbergWORKS official selection, I REMEMBER IT WELL is an original play written by LSTFI student Alexis Chevalier.

Reasons to be Pretty

reasons to be pretty student production

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.

The Dark at the Top of the Stairs

In a small Oklahoma town we find Rubin, a traveling salesman for a harness firm, Cora, his sensitive and lovely wife, Sonny, their little boy and Reenie, their teenage daughter.


As a friendship develops between longtime resident John Dodge and new arrival Mary Swanson, the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and compelling ways.

Blue Window

Commitment is pictured as the blue window that skydivers see when they get ready to jump from a plane. Some people jump. Others hesitate, some to be pushed, some to never leave the plane.

Red Light Winter

Directed by Laura Savia, Red Light Winter will be traveling to Warsaw, Poland to represent the United States in the ITSelf Festival in Summer 2015.

The School Play

As a winter storm approaches, nine high school students are summoned to a darkened theater at midnight. Not one of them knows what they’re doing there or for what reason they, specifically, have been asked to come.


Big-shot Chicago laywer Billy Flynn takes on two new cases: Velma and Roxie. The two women – each accused of murdering her lover – fight for the spotlight as the media swarms their cases.

Measure for Measure

The plot follows Angelo, who has been empowered by the Duke of Vienna to rule, while he wanders disguised as a Friar to investigate the moral corruption and decay of his city.

The Music Man

When smooth-talking con man Harold Hill arrives in a small, tight-knit town in Iowa, he expects to dupe its residents with his elaborate money making scheme.


Helen Alving has built an orphanage in honor of her late husband. She soon reveals to the local pastor, however, that her marriage was secretly miserable and her husband unfaithful.

Twelfth Night

After twins Viola and Sebastian lose each after a shipwreck, Viola must disguise herself as a man in order to get a job and gain respect in the land of Illyria.