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Online Acting Classes

Online Acting Classes


Online Acting:
Method 101

Open to all new students.


Method 101 is a 4-week introduction to Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting technique. Each two-hour class includes instruction on Lee Strasberg’s relaxation and sense memory exercises. These fundamentals train an actor’s concentration, ability to respond to imaginary stimuli, and creativity.

The next session of Method 101 begins Monday, June 1st.

See all the Method 101 class dates here!

  • Method 101 meets twice a week in either the morning or evening:
    • Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-12pm PST or,
    • Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30pm-10:30pm PST
  • No audition or prior experience required. This class is suitable for actors of all levels who have not yet studied at the Institute.
  • Taught by highly experienced Method Acting teachers from The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.
  • Completion of the Method 101 course will waive the $75 application fee for further programs of study at the New York or Los Angeles campus.

The times listed reflect the Los Angeles (UTC-7) time zone. Click here to check class times in your own time zone.

Online Acting:
Method 201

Open to all students who have completed Method 101.


Picking up where Method 101 leaves off, Method 201 dives deeper into Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting. Building on the sense memory exercises learned thus far, the actor will delve into overalls, place, and substitution. These tools deal more directly with the emotional faculties of the actor, setting the groundwork for the actor to make choices in a scene, build characters, and connect personally to given circumstances.

The next session of Method 201 begins Monday, June 1st.

  • Method 201 meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-12pm PST (1pm – 3pm EST).
  • Upon completion of the Method 201 course, students are eligible to join the Alumni Subscription.

Online Acting:
Alumni Subscription

Open to all Institute students and alumni, and graduates of Method 201.

$150 per month*

The Subscription Service allows Institute students to maintain their technical advantage and stay connected to the Lee Strasberg community. This monthly subscription will include weekly classes, lectures, and online material.

Method in the Morning: Stay on top of your relaxation and sense memory work! These one-hour classes will consist of relaxation, sensory, and a brief discussion. The Method in the Morning series is the perfect way to brush up your technique and establish a consistent practice at home.

  • Available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am-11am PST (1pm-2pm EST).
  • Taught by Method Acting teachers from both campuses, as well as special guest instructors**.

Legacy Continues: Dive deeper into Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting! In this lecture series, David Lee Strasberg will discuss the evolution and practical application of his father’s work. Special guests will include agents, casting directors, celebrity actors, and industry professionals**. 

  • Available once a month.

Method at the Movies: Learn how the best filmmakers tell stories on screen! Each session, filmmaker Sasha Krane will lead an analysis of a preselected movie. Questions will be provided to the students before viewing the film to provide a framework for discussion.

  • Available once a month.

1-Week Add-on Master Classes: Expand your craft! Students enrolled in the Alumni Subscription will have the option to join additional week-long master classes taught by faculty from both campuses. Upcoming add-on classes include Guerilla Filmmaking and Script Breakdown.

$300 per class

Video Library: Master your technique on your own time! Unlike our classes and lectures held live, this online database will be available to you at any time. The video library will include archival footage and a collection of how-to videos for approaching each of Lee Strasberg’s acting exercises. An evolving resource, our library will be readily updated with new and relevant content.

Current Institute students may join the subscription free of charge.

**Guest appearances subject to change based upon availability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can acting really be taught online?

What platform do the online acting classes use?

Can online classes be accessed from my mobile phone?

Are the teachers able to interact with or give adjustments to the students?

What is the difference between Method 101 and taking an Intensive or full term program online?

Will the Online Acting classes continue after COVID-19?

Once I take Method 101, can I sign up for the Alumni Subscription?

Are there benefits to taking classes online instead of in person?

I signed up and prepaid for the Online Acting: Alumni Subscription program for 6 months (or 12 months) but do not want to continue my subscription. Can I get a refund?

How do I cancel my Online Acting: Alumni Subscription?

Can I divide my Method 101 classes between the offered time slots?

Due to Covid-19 and the restrictions in place in both New York and Los Angeles, all regular classes in the Strasberg curriculum are being taught online. For courses being offered at this time, or to apply for full or part-time programs please click on the respective campus you wish to attend.
New York: Information here
Los Angeles: Information Here