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News and announcement of upcoming classes, production, events and other items of interest to our students and alumni.

THE ACTING STUDIO - NEW YORK is chosen among “THE BEST ACTING SCHOOLS in NYC” by TIME OUT NEW YORK MAGAZINE

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The Acting Studio - New York was chosen by TIME OUT NEW YORK Magazine as among the best acting schools in New York City.

Notes From A Playwright…Ten Lessons for the playwright learned in The Acting Studio - New York

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Many of the plays I’ve written began as ideas developed in the Playwriting 1 and 2 classes at The Acting Studio - New York. Over the past four years I've had the fortunate opportunity to see some of those plays fully realized at the Studio, and presented in productions and readings by Chelsea Repertory Company and Lab. Given this opportunity, here are a few helpful points I’ve learned:

Chelsea Rep presents Sam Shepard’s play A LIE OF THE MIND at Shetler THEATRE 54 August 6-15 for ten performances.

Chelsea Repertory Company presents a mainstage production of Sam Shepard's play A LIE OF THE MIND at Shetler THEATRE 54  Directed by studio associate and resident director John Grabowski, the production will feature studio actors including studio associate Bruce Hermann, Morgan Beetham and studio graduates Alicia Brayboy, Mary Ruth, Fellipe Cardoso, Kym Gomes, Chris Chirdon and John-Ivan Moquete.

Chelsea Rep presents OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY by Jerry Sterner featuring studio alumna ANDREA NAVEDO of hit show JANE THE VIRGIN

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Studio alumna ANDREA NAVEDO, a series regular on the hit TV show JANE THE VIRGIN, returns to her alma mater acting studio home to play the role of "Kate " in the forth coming revival production of OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY by Jerry Sterner and directed by John Grabowski.  The play will be presented as a mainstage Equity-approved showcase co-produced by CHELSEA REPERTORY COMPANY, the resident  off-off Broadway theatre company of THE ACTING STUDIO - NEW YORK. and NICAVA ENTERTAINMENT.

Chelsea Rep LAB presents DIRECTOR’S CHOICE-SPRINGFEST 2015 One-act Play Festival MAY 14-23.

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The final directing projects from the current Directing 2 class are featured in this year's annual DIRECTOR'S CHOICE-SPRINGFEST 2015 a one-act play festival presented by the Chelsea Rep LAB featuring new directors Kendall Shen, Michael Hoffman and Natalia Yandyganova. The festival also features three plays directed by veteran guest directors Bruce Hermann and Harold Baldridge.

e-MERGING ARTIST FESTIVAL 2014 DEC. 4-13

Chelsea Rep LAB, in association with James Price and The Acting Studio - New York, is proud to present the third annual e-Merging Artists One-Act Play Festival. The e-Merging Artists Festival, which consists of two alternating nights of new plays, gives up-and-coming actors and playwrights the opportunity to showcase their work professionally. The festival's Evening A features TICKETS ONLINE

CURRENT ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENTS - May/June 2014

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Many achievements and honors awarded our Studio alumni are reported almost everyday. May is an exceptional month so far. A TONY AWARD was WON (Jun 8) by Chelsea Repertory Company alumnus designer, Beowulf Boritt (Top Girls/Vinegar Tom, Twelfe Night)

STUDIO LAUNCHES NEW FULL TIME CONSERVATORY

This year marks the 30th anniversary of The Acting Studio Inc. – New York and to celebrate, the studio is proud to announce the first year of the newest 1-year, full time conservatory program.

The conservatory program started on October 7th, 2013….

SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY Aug. 22-25

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Director John Grabowski directs 26 actors in an immersive event presentation of SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY by Edgar Lee Masters. The iRiver Project will offer environmental-styled black box staging, 26 actors in a cavalcade of period songs from the American Songbag and Gilbert & Sullivan, dance, and dramatized poetry from the beloved American classic by Edgar Lee Masters.

Playwriting 1&2 Student To Have Play Published

Congratulations to Chelsea Rep LAB/Acting Studio Playwriting 1/2 student, Keith Filangieri, who was informed by the Riant Theatre Company that his short play, PAULA’S VISITOR, will be published as part of their next anthology of new plays. PAULA’S VISITOR came out of Anne Phelan’s beginning Playwriting 1 in the fall of 2011.

Anne Phelan writes ON WHY I TEACH PLAYWRITING and more…

Playwright and studio instructor, Anne Phelan, writes about playwriting, her class, and her twenty plus years association with The Studio and Chelsea Repertory Company & LAB.

From PLAYWRITING 1 to short film - ‘My Journey’ by Angelo Berkowitz

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“I’m not a writer, I’m an actor who has written,” were the words that came to mind when I had first entertained the idea of joining Anne’s playwriting class. Although having once written a full-length screenplay that had gotten a lot of “heat”, I did not consider myself a “writer” but more of a “wroter”. Craft was something that I had intuited my way through in writing nearly three hundred pages of numerous drafts of what became a one-hundred and twenty page screenplay. I didn’t plan on ever writing anything again and hadn’t since.

SATURDAY WEEKEND CLASSES… at the Studio

The Acting Studio - New York, LLC  offers Saturday morning and afternoon classes. Rounding out the Studio’s Saturday training are classes in STAGE VIOLENCE, VOICE & SPEECH, ACTING SHAKESPEARE, SCENE STUDY, and MEISNER TECHNIQUE 2.

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I wanted to create a place where actors not only could study acting but one where they could also gain invaluable, practical craft experience by actually doing it in performance.  Since its inception, the studio has provided students with the kind of professional actor training needed to develop themselves into first-rate craftsmen. The Studio has also provided them with a home-base wherein they can gain experience outside the classroom which complements their classroom training and helps them in the transition from the classroom into the acting industry.

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