The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute - New York


Anna Strasberg, Artistic Director Emeritus/Co-Founder

Victoria Krane, President

Emily Kim, Director, NYU Studio Affairs & General Administration

Dori Sullivan, Director, Admissions & Special Events

Dana Theodoratos, Head of Talent

Lenore Lyons, Manager, Student Services & International Advisor

Jessica Rae Taylor, Program Director, Young Actors

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Class Details

Institute Program: 12-16 students per class. All levels. Acceptance determined by application and interview. Auditing not permitted. 4 semesters of study- Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. 2-year Conservatory (certificate program), 1-year conservatory, 12-week program, and Intensives. Full or part-time study.
Young Actors at Strasberg- Kids, Pre-Teens, Teens, and Young Adults: All levels. Grades 2-12. Saturday yearlong program. Summer camps, workshops, and intensives.


Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique, Young Performers, Business of Acting, Conservatory/University, Physical Theater/Movement, Singing/Musical Theater, Stage Combat/Stunts, Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction


The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute® is dedicated to the ideals, values, and vision of Lee Strasberg’s innovative work, known throughout the world as The Method. Through actor training, outreach, and the preservation of archival materials, The Institute works to further the legacy of Lee Strasberg®, train the world’s greatest actors, and maintain Lee’s place as a seminal figure in the great American theatre tradition.
As the only school in the world that teaches Lee Strasberg’s work in its consummate form, The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute- New York is the home for all actors seeking to delve into The Method, and its tradition of training some of the world’s brilliant and truthful actors.

Programs offer professional and artistic tools for every actor to reach their maximum potential. The goal of all the programs offered by the Institute is to provide students with a craft that will help them create a reality and respond truthfully in imaginary circumstances, regardless of the style or form of material being used. Actors learn to express powerful emotions and are encouraged to leave behind conventional, superficial, and clichéd expressions in search of their own unique artistic voices. The Method trains actors to use their physical, mental, and emotional humanity in the creation of the script’s characters and stresses the way in which personal experience can fire the actor’s imagination.
Offering programs for adults (Conservatory Programs, 12-Week Program full or part-time, Short Intensives) and children/teens (Saturdays and after school Fall-Spring, Summer camps).