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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).

July Method in Focus: ANIMAL EXERCISE

Find all 2021 Method in Focus dates and topics here!

  • Method in Focus meets twice a week in either the morning or evening*:
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-12pm PST or,
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm-8pm PST
  • Taught by highly experienced Method Acting teachers from The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.
  • Find descriptions for Method in Focus topics on our Class Descriptions page.
  • Starts the first Tuesday of each month.
  • 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.


  • July 2021: Animal Exercise
  • August 2021: Improv
  • September: Emotional Memory
  • October: Scene Study for TV Drama
  • 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.

Summer 2021: In-person classes resumingAdult in-person in LA & NY

In-person classes have returned to both LA & NY for Summer 2021! 

Click here for Summer schedule in New York City. | Click here for the Summer schedule for Los Angeles.
Apply here for New York  | Apply here for Los Angeles

The Institute is also offering 4-week online only classes. See Online Acting