Containing the core of our work, the first half of each Acting technique class is devoted to a sequence of concentration exercises to develop actors’ relaxation and affective memory: both sensory and emotional. The sense memory exercises utilize imaginary objects that most people deal with every day, so that actors can begin to create a simple reality for themselves. The second half of the class consists of scene and monologue work, during which time students apply what they have learned in their exercises to their roles. Improvisation is used to help create actual experience.
For more discussion about Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting, check out the Methodology blog and speak with Creative Director David Lee Strasberg.
The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute is constantly growing. As we seek to meet the actors’ needs, new classes are designed and added to our curriculum. Please note that classes may change due to student enrollment, the session and faculty availability. The following is a general template of elective classes that are frequently offered at Strasberg. Please check the class schedule for our most current offerings.
Accent Reduction Acting for TV & Film AdvancedCommercials Animal Exercise Audition Technique Creating a One-Person Show Character Development Comedy Skills Comic Improv Commercials Craft to Career Dialects Film Fighting Level I Film Fighting (Level II) Fit 4 Acting Improvisation Lee Strasberg Legacy Movement 1 Movement 2 Movement 3 Movement for Stage Method Movement (2 M’s) Musical Theatre Production Music Video Playwright Spotlight Production Reel World & Auditioning Rehearsal Procedures Scene Study Script Analysis Sensory Shakespeare Singing I Singing II Tai Chi Theatre Dance Theatre History Vocal Basics Voice 1 Voice 2 Voice 3