The Young Actors at Strasberg Teens Program, for students in Grades 7 through 9, is an intensive acting program that emphasizes the use of Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting technique on scene and monologue work. This program encourages students to utilize their knowledge of relaxation, sensory, improvisation, and imaginative work on professional productions, conservatory and professional auditions, as well as later in their conservatory and college training. Teen students are able to take their Method Acting class and an elective or just their Method Acting class in either the morning or afternoon. The elective classes consist of Acting for Film & TV, Acting for Musical Theatre, and Performance. The program runs on Saturdays from 9 AM to 3:30 PM with a 30 minute lunch from 12:30 PM to 1 PM.
METHOD ACTINGACTING FOR FILM & TVMUSICAL THEATREPERFORMANCE
Method Acting nurtures the teen actor’s creativity through exercises designed by Lee Strasberg and applied at a level commensurate with teenage experience. Students train in this technique to develop the actor’s ability to respond with real behavior to imaginary circumstances. The first part of each class begins with Lee Strasberg’s relaxation technique and then moves to sense memory exercises. The second part of each class is devoted to improvisation, scene work, and monologues. The sensory exercises and monologue/scene work continue to become more challenging with each Young Actor’s progress, length of study, and experience. Three hours. May be taken as a morning or afternoon session only or with an elective.
This class provides teen actors the opportunity to tailor their work for the camera. Commercials, auditions, scene work, and other exercises highlight the different technical skills and adjustments required to cultivate a film performance. Cold readings, scene work, monologues, commercial copy, and music videos are introduced, practiced, and critiqued to better understand how to apply Lee Strasberg’s Method to all on-camera media. Three hours. Elective for full-day curriculum, cannot be taken without a Method Acting class.
This class encourages our teen Young Actors to perform solo, duet, and group pieces from the classical and contemporary Broadway repertoire. The class trains students both in vocal technique and movement performance that cultivate the skill set required in the world of musical theatre. Students work with both vocal and dance faculty to develop singing, dancing, and performance competencies. Three hours. Elective for full-day curriculum, cannot be taken without a Method Acting class.
In the performance class, the students spend the first two classes reading plays and scenes, and then the instructor will pick a play for the group to work on. They spend the remaining weeks of the semester building a character, learning lines, and putting together a full play all while applying their Method Acting training. The open house is an opportunity for the students to perform their work for family and friends. Three hours. Elective for full-day curriculum, cannot be taken without a Method Acting class.
ONE SEMESTER (12 WEEKS)
$1800 ($1650 plus $150 non-refundable registration fee) THREE SEMESTERS (36 WEEKS)
$5100 ($4950 plus one $150 non-refundable registration fee)
HALF DAY (METHOD ACTING CLASS ONLY)
ONE SEMESTER (12 WEEKS)
$1200 ($1050 plus $150 non-refundable registration fee) THREE SEMESTERS (36 WEEKS)
$3300 ($3150 plus one $150 non-refundable registration fee)
PLEASE NOTE: Full tuition payment is required prior to starting classes.
Saturday, January 7 – Saturday, March 25
Saturday, April 1 – Saturday, June 24
CLOSED Saturday, May 27 (Memorial Day)
Saturday, September 9– Saturday, December 9
CLOSED Saturday, September 30 (Yom Kippur)
CLOSED Saturday, November 25 (Thanksgiving)
Saturday, January 6 – Saturday, March 25
Saturday, March 31 – Saturday, June 23
CLOSED Saturday, May 26 (Memorial Day)
Saturday, September 15– Saturday, December 8
CLOSED Saturday, November 24 (Thanksgiving)