Actors Studio

Definition

Theater

  • The New York-based workshop for professional actors foundedin 1947 by Elia Kazan, Robert Lewis, and Cheryl Crawford.Under the artistic direction of Lee Strasberg (from 1948),the Studio became known as the US home of the Method schoolof acting and nurtured many leading theater and film stars, includingMarlon Brando. The Actors Studio West, the Studio's only branch outsideNew York, opened in West Hollywood, California, in 1965. The Studio is primarily a forum for exploration and experimentation, away from the pressures of commercial production. The costs are met by voluntary subscription, and membership is by invitation following audition.
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