Alumni News

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

Kete Lyn Sheil 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...

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...

Two International Actors Carry on The Method Work Overseas

Ellie Neal The New Zealand Court Theatre will be opening a production of Legally Blond starring native New Zealander and alumna Ellie Neal. Neal Has trained under David Strasberg in the LA program and has recently graduated from the Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. Neal has also starred in The Wizard of Oz, Into the Woods and Mamma Mia. This production will open November 26th 2016. Please visit the link below to find out more...

Faces New and Old Take Over Cinema and Television

Y’lan Noel Y'lan Noel is a graduate of NYU Strasberg 2007-2009. He has been a working actor in New York since his graduation from NYU.  His most recent role includes Daniel in the critically acclaimed HBO series Insecure. In the following article he discusses his character’s most recent progression with Issa Rae. Warning: Spoilers http://www.ew.com/article/2016/11/07/insecure-blog-ylan-noel-recaps-season-1-episode-5?xid=entertainment-weekly_socialflow_twitter     [caption id="attachment_19811" align="alignright" width="154"] Scarlett Johansson[/caption] In the upcoming film Ghost in the Shell, alumna Scarlett Johansson is a synthetic cyborg named The Major. The...

Alumni Focus: Victoria Negri

Alumni Focus: Victoria Negri on her film “Gold Star” Q: So you have officially finished your first film! Congrats! Can you tell me a little bit more about what “Gold Star” is about? A: “Thank you so much! It is pretty exciting. This film is about my experience being my father’s caretaker after he suffered a stroke.” Q: What made you decide to write, direct and star in you first film? Especially when it was so personal? A: “Mostly...

Claire Danes and Laura Dern Tackling Cinema and TV

Laura Dern Kelly Reichardt’s seventh feature, “Certain Women,” is based on a collection of short stories by Montana author Maile Meloy. The film features three short stories of Montana women as they go about the daily grind of living their lives. Laura Dern stars in the first — and most eventful — story as Laura Wells, a small-time lawyer who has made the big mistake of getting emotionally involved in one of her cases.  The two other...

Two Alumni Pushing Their Limits as Actors

Amit Sadh Alumni Amit Sadh has been taking the Bollywood film circuit by storm. He has recently starred in the film 'Sultan' this summer - a romantic action drama also starring actors Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma. The plot is based on the life of fictional Haryana based wrestler & mixed martial arts specialist Sultan Ali Khan. Sadh is currently shooting his new film 'Sarkar 3' along with Indian cinema legend Amitabh Bachan.  In Yaara, a...

LTSFI Alumni Expand into Books and New Roles

Cynthia Addai Robinson In Rolling Out magazine alumna Cynthia Addai Robinson discusses her latest role portraying Marybeth Medina alongside Oscar winner Ben Affleck in The Accountant. Marybeth spends most of her time in the film chasing Christian Wolff, the elusive man who works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. Marybeth lied on her job application, which is leverage for her Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division director Ray King, who...