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 on stage.
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.
Acting Chekhov Acting in Student & Independent Films Acting Odets Acting Shakespeare Acting Shepard Acting for Film/TV Acting On Camera Audition Ballet Building A Character Character Work Conservatory Performance Commedia Dell’Arte: History And Performance Dance I Dance II Developing Your Career Dialects Dramatic Writing Film Acting Analysis Greatest Plays of The Last 200 Years History of Method Acting in Film Improvisation Intro to Acting for Film & TV Intro to Jazz Intermediate Jazz Method Acting Monologue Movement Musical Auditions Musical Theatre New York Theatre: Then and Now Playwriting For the Actor Scene Study Screenwriting Script Analysis Shakespeare at the Globe Singing I Singing II Speech I (Accent Reduction) Speech II Standard American Stage Dialects Stage Combat I Stage Combat II Stanislavsky To Strasberg Strasberg and Scene Analysis Strasberg Legacy On Tape Stretch Tai Chi I/II Tap Dance The Method & Play Analysis The World Through Cinema Theatre Protocol Theatre History Vocal Production I Vocal Production II Working with the Director