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The Classical Studio

The Classical Studio is a production-oriented ensemble concentrating largely on Shakespeare as a basis for the acting of both classical and modern texts.

The Classical Studio is an advanced level program for Tisch Drama students who have completed their primary training. Each semester, a complete play is presented, focusing on the interaction of actor and language. Acting classes focus on the intensive development and presentation of monologues, soliloquies, and scenes. In the second semester, emphasis is placed on the development of contemporary monologues for professional auditions. 

The Classical Studio embraces traditional, experimental, and emerging techniques while building upon a basic emotional reality. 

About The Studio

  • Curriculum


    What will you study at The Classical Studio? Find out more about the studio's program and courses.

  • Faculty & Staff

    Faculty & Staff

    Who will teach and inspire you at The Classical Studio? Find out more about the studio's faculty and guest artists.

  • Alumni


    What are The Classical Studio alumni up to? Find out more about graduate accomplishments.

  • Productions & Events

    Productions & Events

    What's happening at The Classical Studio? Find out more about studio productions and events.