Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute

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Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
The New York school in 2011
Formation 1969
Type Drama school
Headquarters New York City, New York
Region served
United States
Website strasberg.com

The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute (originally the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute) is an acting school located at 115 East 15th Street between Union Square East and Irving Place in the Union Square neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, as well as at 7936 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. The school was founded by the noted acting teacher Lee Strasberg in 1969 to teach and promote the techniques of method acting.[1]

The Institute has a relationship with the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where students can study in an eight credit program.[2] The institute is currently under the artistic direction of Anna Strasberg, Lee Strasberg's widow.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


Explanatory notes

  1. ^ Although he would attain life membership in the Actors Studio during Strasberg's reign,[90] Rourke never officially attended the Institute; hence his absence from the Institute's online list of notable alumni.[91] (Perhaps contributing as well was Rourke's well documented disdain for Strasberg.)[92][93] Starting in the mid-1970s, however, he did audit the classes taught there and at CCNY by Sandra Seacat, with whom he was studying privately at the time.[94]


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