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For more than 40 years, Tisch Drama and the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute® (LSTFI) have partnered to train new generations of talented young actors and performers. Since the start of the NYU studio system in 1974, Lee Strasberg has been an integral part of the Tisch Drama Community with a vibrant history of collaboration and a long list of celebrated alumni. Located just minutes away from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and surrounded by a thriving off-Broadway theatre scene, LSTFI is the opportune place for students to pursue their artistic and professional goals.

The unique NYU Tisch at Strasberg curriculum, designed by Lee Strasberg himself, reflects the studio's dedication to Lee Strasberg’s work and his standard for actor training. LSTFI strives to provide students with the foundations of Method Acting and an artistic home to seek personal growth and achievement. The training emphasizes the development of a versatile physical instrument, a grounded and supported voice, and a relaxed and concentrated mind, while stressing the importance of imagination and individual creativity.

Students who study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute for Primary Training are guaranteed casting in a project by the end of their second year. Second Year and Advanced Professional Training students also have the opportunity to audition for additional productions each term, including a full-scale spring musical in collaboration with the institute’s conservatory students.


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