Author: Strasberg New York

Sam Levinson: A Euphoric Success

Sam Levinson’s new teen drama Euphoria has taken HBO by storm. Just this month, the show has been renewed for a second season. The Strasberg alum is one of the many major names behind the project: writen, produced and co-directed by Levinson, executive produced by Drake and starring Zendaya. The series seeks to explore the honest, unglamorous world of teenage drugs and sex. In this interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Levinson discusses his personal connection...

Strasberg Emmys 2019

This week saw the unveiling of the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards nominees with Strasberg alumni showing up in two categories. Both Rachel Brosnahan and John Leguizamo return to the categories they received nominations for last year. Brosnahan continued work in The Marvelous Mrs. Masiel secured another Lead Actress in a Comedy nomination while Leguizamo returns to the Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie category with a new project, the miniseries When They See Us. Rachel...

Olya Mikhaylova: Leaning an Instrument

"The more I was doing it, the more alive I felt," says Olya Mikhaylova. This Strasberg alumna loved growing up surrounded by the Moscow theatre scene and the magic onstage. A passion for poetry brought her to theatre school where the acting bug bit her. She went to every school in Moscow and wanted more, leading Mikhaylova to the Big Apple. Mikhaylova has an eternal gratitude for her time at Strasberg. Over two month long and...

Kelli O’Hara – Kiss Kate Goodbye

Last Sunday marked the end of The Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Kiss Me Kate. The production closed its run with the best week of its entire run, filling Studio 54 to 99.7% capacity and grossing $828,224 at the box office. The latest revival of Cole Porter’s musical comedy received four Tony nominations including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical for leading lady Kelli O’Hara. With seven Tony nominations -...

Rachel Sussman: Making Art With Pride

Strasberg alumna Rachel Sussman is re-shaping the theatre landscape. From co-founding The MITTEN LAB, a nonprofit emerging theatre artist residency, to producing the 2016 Off-Broadway play The Woodsman and Tony nominated Best Play What the Constitution Means to Me, Sussman has helped deliver stories that “feel deeply relevant to the moment we’re in.” Her success has led to a recent article in Playbill featured below. http://www.playbill.com/article/how-these-two-young-out-female-producers-championed-two-hit-broadway-shows-this-season?fbclid=IwAR0f2RziLxgOzMhXjLHkZ88YdKpA6MzTTdEhU8CtssaUWwu_1hB3XJEYR6A    ...

Geoffrey Horne: A True Emotional Life

“In my career, there’s two people who I studied acting with who said things to me that were pivotal.” Alec Baldwin says at the end of his interview with beloved Strasberg instructor, Geoffrey Horne. Baldwin remembers Horne’s words, “I want you to work on your insides as much as your outsides.” During this episode of Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, Baldwin’s respect and camaraderie with the teacher feels relatable to any of Horne’s previous...

Liana Sonenclar: A Five Star Review

Actress/Playwright/Strasberg Alumna Liana Sonenclar is at it again with the latest addition to her body of work. Five Star D-A-D tells the story of a father coming in terms with his own demons as he connects with an unlikely companion, his Uber driver, on the drive to his daughter’s book launch. This character driven road trip will be featured as part of the Andromeda’s Sister Gala, an arts and advocacy gala organized by an arts...

The Bittersweet Road to Sweetbitter

The life of an actor was never in the cards for Strasberg alumna Erica Pappas. Only considering acting as a hobby, teenage Erica applied to New York University on a whim after life threw a wrench into her plans. When NYU sent her an acceptance letter, Erica realized what she needed to do. “Cool, it's a sign. I'm doing this now." Between a lead role opposite Lucille Lortel nominee Will Pullen in Daniel Talbott’s NICK...

MACHINAL BY SOPHIE TREADWELL

[caption id="attachment_23240" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Photo by Walls Trimble[/caption] The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, in Collaboration with New York University’s TISCH School of the Arts Undergraduate Drama Program Presents: Machinal By Sophie Treadwell Directed by Matt Dickson Tisch All Department Festival Abe Burrows Theater 721 Broadway April 25 @8pm April 26 @8pm April 27 @3pm & 8pm For tickets visit: https://tischdrama-adf-machinal.eventbrite.com   FEATURING Solomon Abell Nell Amari Brooklyn Boukather Jacob Edwards Camden Espino Andrés Goldszmidt Emma Hoersdig Miranda Kang Christian Masinsin Niara Robinson Emma Watts...

Alumni Spotlight: Max Weinstein

This past January, NYU Tisch at Strasberg alumnus Max Weinstein traveled to Shanghai to appear as Greg in a Baayork Lee-directed production of A Chorus Line.  This international triumph has been a long time coming for Weinstein, who reprised his role after appearing as Greg in a regional production in Connecticut.  The show’s Chinese premiere was an immense success overall and for Weinstein himself, as he carves a place for himself in the entertainment industry. ...