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Method in Focus


Method in Focus is a 4-week online class that specializes in a more focused study of Method Acting. Each class will train a certain technique that every actor will face in their career. Enrollment in Method in Focus requires previous study with LSTFI (Los Angeles campus, New York campus, or Method 101).

October: Method Acting with Lola Cohen

Find all 2021 Method in Focus dates and topics here!

  • Method in Focus meets twice a week:
    • Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-12pm PST
  • Lola Cohen is a world renowned acting teacher. She trained directly with Lee Strasberg, has traveled the world teaching, and has been a cornerstone of The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute for many years.
  • Find descriptions for Method in Focus topics on our Class Descriptions page.
  • Limited class size!

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

*Please note that Method in Focus days & times may vary due to holidays and/or instructor availability, and are subject to change. Please refer to the Calendar for exact meeting dates for each topic.


  • August 2021: Improv
  • September: Emotional Memory
  • October: Method Acting with Lola Cohen
  • November: Acting for Camera


When held, Casting Director Workshops meet 4 times per month on either Saturday (intermediate) or Sunday (advanced). For admission to the Casting Director Workshop, students must upload a 1-2 minute monologue of your choice to YouTube and in the the link in your application form. You will then be placed either with casting director Paul Ruddy (Saturdays, 10am-12pm) or Thomas Sullivan (Sundays, 10am-12pm). Check the Method in Focus Calendar for upcoming workshops.