Shelton Studios

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The Shelton Studios, also known as the Shelton Actors Lab, is an American method acting school based in San Francisco. The school was founded in 1961 by stage actors Robert Elross and Jean Shelton.[1] It prepares students to the art of film and theater acting.

Students have won Academy awards, Emmy awards, Tony awards, and local awards.


Alumni of the Shelton Studios include: Rob Epstein,[2] Nancy Kelly, Lourdes Portillio, Danny Glover,[3] Wendy Phillips, Bill English, Howard Hesseman, J.E. Freeman, Anthony Cistaro, Peter Coyote, John Callahan, Laurie Walters, Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, Lisa Ramirez.


  • Shelton Theater: 533 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94108


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