Alumni News

Alumni-Packed Production of Fool for Love!

On March 17th an alumni-packed production of Fool for Love, directed by Shaun Peknic, will  open and  run through Saturday. For a play filled with highly complex relationships, beautiful language and passion, Shaun Peknic, an experienced and incredible theatre maker, has assembled quite the team. For a little insight on the process of this production, I spoke to Erica Pappas, who plays May in this production. Erica Pappas is a recent graduate of the NYU Strasberg program....

Rafael Beato wins ACE Award for his lead performance as “Rafa” in Repertorio Español’s production of “La Cancion”

A recent Alum of LSTFI, Rafael Beato has hit the ground running. Since he left the program in 2014 he has taken on several film and theatre projects; however, his recent role as "Rafa" in Repertorio Español's production of "La Cancion” has earned him an ACE Award for Best Actor in a Musical at the 2017 award ceremony. A very talented actor from the Dominican Republic, Rafael is a hard worker who is determined to...

Strasberg Talks with Vincent D’Onofrio

This week the incredible Vincent D’Onofrio, actor and frequent guest teacher at LSTFI came and spoke to current students and alumni. This talk was part of a series called Strasberg Talks. “Strasberg Talks is a forum for both Strasberg students, alumni, and invited audiences to interact with Strasberg trained actors. These special events connect the Strasberg community of accomplished actors, directors and writers who share a bond of training and artistic integrity. The roots of the Strasberg...

INGRID JEAN-BAPTISTE, FOUNDER OF CFF, WINS AUDIENCE AWARD

Ingrid Jean-Baptiste, LSTFI Alum and co-founder of the Chelsea Film Festival, was awarded the Audience Award for The Trophies of the French People Living Abroad by Le Petit Journal. This distinguished award recognizes her hard work and dedication to the promotion of independent film. In an interview on French Culture, she explains that films have the power to “make the world a better place” and “impacts society.” Ingrid recognizes the responsibility as an artist to...

An Exciting Check In With NYU Strasberg Alum Mike Turner!

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) at Harvard University has announced their cast of The Night of the Iguana which includes, NYU Strasberg Alum, Mike Turner. As well as the incredible James Earl Jones, Dana Delany, Bill Heck,  Amanda Plummer and more. Mike Turner will be playing the role of Pedro, a young employee of the Costa Verde. Turner has  performed in multiple productions at the Institute including, Party Animals and Red Light Winter directed by...

John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons at the Public Theater

LSTFI alum John Leguizamo’s one-man show Latin History for Morons will make it’s Off-Broadway debut at The Public Theater. This will be the third time he performs at the Public Theatre since 1987.  This masterminds latest creation will be directed by Tony Taccone and is a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Latin History for Morons made it’s world premiere in California in 2016 with two successful runs at the La Jolla Playhouse and Peet’s Theatre at...

Paul Calderon in Fringe of Humanity

Teacher and Actor’s Studio member Paul Calderon wrote, directed and is currently starring in the world premiere of his play Fringe of Humanity. The play features many LSTFI alumni including, Luke Smith, Jacob von Eichel and Jessica Damouni and is a non-stop gust of energy that is carried out beautifully by an incredible group of actors. The production opened on January 11th at the Access Theatre NYC @ 380 Broadway and has been very well...

Alumni Focus: Y’lan Noel

Q: So first off, When did you graduate from NYU and what studio/s did you attend? A: I graduated from NYU in the spring of 2010. My first year and a half I was at Strasberg and then I did the Experimental Theatre Wing Transfer track my final semester. I also did the ITW Amsterdam program the summer before graduating and a summer course at NYU/Stonestreet Studios while I was at Morehouse College. Q: Nice! What made...

Kate Lyn Sheil and Kevin Corrigan Taking on New Projects

[caption id="attachment_19947" align="alignleft" width="206"] Kete Lyn Sheil[/caption] Alumna Kate Lyn Sheil plays Christine Chubbuck in the new documentary film "Kate Plays Christine,". The director Robert Greene is known for his work that focuses on balancing reality with fiction. In this particular film he pursues a more empathetic understanding of an inscrutable woman via the raw-nerved research process of Kate as she prepares to play Chubbuck in a biopic that ostensibly doesn't exist. Learn more about this...

The Official Trailer for Emerald City starring Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Vincent D’Onofrio.

Adria Arjona and Oliver Jackson - Cohen are two alumni headlining the new series Emerald City (Jan 2017) on NBC. The first trailer has been released, as well as more information on this completely reimagined story. The story features a more modern Dorothy and her K-9 dog Toto as well as Strasberg Institute friend Vincent D’Onofrio as the Wizard. Directed by visionary Tarsem Singh (The Fall, Immortals) this is sure to be a hit next...