Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute

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 New York, New York. The school was founded by Lee Strasberg, himself a noted actor and director, in 1969 to teach and promote the techniques of method acting.[1]

Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Lee Strasberg Institute in 2011
TypeDrama school
HeadquartersNew York City, New York
Region served
United States

The Institute has a partnership with the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where students can study to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.[2] The school also has a location in Los Angeles, California. The Institute is currently under the artistic direction of Anna Strasberg, Lee Strasberg's widow.[3]

Notable alumni

See also


Explanatory notes

  1. Although he would attain life membership in the Actors Studio during Strasberg's reign,[97] Rourke never officially attended the Institute; hence his absence from the Institute's online list of notable alumni.[98] (Perhaps contributing as well was Rourke's well documented disdain for Strasberg.)[99][100] 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.[101]


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