Alumni News

STRASBERG ALUMNUS ADAM BAKRI STARRING OPPOSITE KEIRA KNIGHTLY

Palestinian actor Adam Bakri has enjoyed extraordinary success both on stage and screen since his time at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. His feature film debut was as the titular character in 2013’s Oscar-nominated Omar, which saw him as a war-torn lover & baker in the West Bank. Following a string of other successes, Bakri is now starring in Official Secrets as Yasar Gun. Adam Bakri’s A-List co-stars in Official Secrets include Keira Knightley,...

Brave Bryn Carter Soars to New Heights

“I was fortunate to be in a really open, loving group 1C,” actress Bryn Carter says of her first year as a student at Tisch at Strasberg.  “We still use #1CLove when we interact on social media.”  Carter credits much of her time at Strasberg to her success in the professional world.  Most recently, Carter was featured as Sebastian in The Flea’s SCRAPS.  Playwright and Shonda Rhimes mentee Geraldine Inoa found her artistic voice in...

Method Viennoise

“The movie felt like a sick baby to me – a beautiful, inspiring, sick little baby that needed help,” Sabrina Worsch says of her work on Loslassen (Letting Go).  After being approached by director Götz Raimund to play the role of Stella, Worsch also took on an additional role as the film’s co-producer.  Letting Go went through a tumultuous production process, but it is now enjoying a great deal of success.  After jumping over every...

Corey Camperchioli Explores Queer Identity in FEMME

NYU Tisch at Strasberg alumnus Corey Camperchioli has written and starred in FEMME, a new film that explores its selfsame identity and its interactions within the queer community.  “For me, the word ‘femme’ can be interchanged with ‘too gay’ and ‘flamboyant.’” Camperchioli says.  “Being ‘femme’ means you are markedly gay, and to put down someone for being femme is to put someone down for being markedly gay.”  In the film, Corey plays Carson, who gets...

Strasberg Alumni Cultivate New Work

Laura Holland first came in contact with Paige Esterly during their time at Tisch.  What started out as Laura reaching out to Paige with an interest to read some of the plays she had written suddenly evolved into a relationship imbued with artistic synergy.  “When I first read The Torso, I thought, ‘I have to make this play happen,’” Laura recalls.  And so she did.  Laura invited several of her friends over to her apartment...

Andréa Winter Debuts at New York Film Festival

Andréa Winter, an alumna of The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, was invited to speak on a panel at the 56th New York Film Festival.  Her work in Blood Paradise, which she created along with Patrick von Barkenberg, garnered her great acclaim and brought her to speak on the “Soundscape of Fear.”  In Blood Paradise, Winter plays Robin Richards, a writer who is sent by her agent to a farm in Sweden in order...

Lady Gaga’s Star Shines on Stage & Screen

Lady Gaga, an alumna of Strasberg’s Young Actors program, announced her residency at the MGM Park Theatre on August 9 via her Instagram.  Lady Gaga: Enigma will feature the pulse-pounding, uptempo jams which propelled Gaga into stardom.  Four of the shows, however, will be entitled Lady Gaga: Jazz & Piano and will feature a stripped back version of Gaga first introduced to the world through Cheek to Cheek, her joint album with Tony Bennett.  Amid...

Strasberg Alumni Rack Up Emmy Nominations

This fall, the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will honor those who shine brightest in television.  Three Strasberg alumni have been honored with nominations this year.  Rachel Brosnahan has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Laura Dern is up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her work in The Tale, and Alec Baldwin is vying for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy...

NYU at Strasberg alum, Y’lan Noel Takes Aim at Institutionalized Racism in The First Purge

Y’lan Noel Takes Aim at Institutionalized Racism in The First Purge Strasberg NYU alumnus Y’lan Noel has made a splash in his feature film debut in The First Purge.  This film acts as a prequel to 2013’s The Purge, and serves as the fourth installment in the franchise.  The First Purge sees Noel play Dimitri, a drug dealer and gang member with strong ties and loyalty to his community.  As the title suggests, this film follows...

NYU AT STRASBERG ALUM, DYLAN TASHJIAN, BUILDS A FOUNDATION IN HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA

Written by Strasberg Alumni, William Brockman   All across the country, small communities find themselves in a similar situation.  There simply isn’t enough money in the budget to keep theatre programs running full steam ahead.  NYU Strasberg grad Dylan Tashjian wanted to find a creative way to confront this issue head on, and give the local community he grew up in the funding it needs to succeed.  Tashjian along with co-founders Robert Fuller and Jordan Makant founded...