February 15, 2016
The Acting Studio - New York was chosen by TIME OUT NEW YORK Magazine as among the best acting schools in New York City.
February 09, 2016
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:
June 30, 2015
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.
June 30, 2015
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.
May 12, 2015
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.
November 04, 2014
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
May 16, 2014
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)
August 08, 2013
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.
June 18, 2013
“Shrewdly directed by John Grabowski, the play sports a
“wonderful cast of talented players,
“A masterful performance from Katia Thomas as the eldest…”
“Mr. Chirdon’s sensitive portrayal of the kindly, but clearly mentally challenged Will, is a many dimensional success as Will’s shoe-crafting talent “
” I urge readers to hurry to the Shetler Theatre 54 and see for themselves. It will be
worth the trip to the small twelfth floor theatre just a few steps from Broadway.”
May 20, 2013
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.
August 10, 2012
“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.
April 26, 2012
“The Meisner Technique is one of the most important taught to contemporary actors, not only at the legendary Neighborhood Playhouse, but also by James Price, a protégé of Sanford Meisner and a Playhouse graduate, at the studio Mr. Price founded and runs, The Acting Studio - New York, one of the most excellent schools in New York City.”
April 26, 2012
Studio alumna, Julianna Margulies, received her 10th nomination for an Emmy Award as lead actress in a drama for the 2014 Emmy season. Julianna was recipient for the 2011 EMMY Award for “Best Actress in a TV Drama - The Good Wife”. Julianna who plays Alicia Florrick in THE GOOD WIFE, has received nominations for outstanding lead actress in a drama series in 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010 for that role, and
April 19, 2012
The director and playwright of Almost A Fantasy by Chelsea Rep LAB Playwright Michael Aguirre answer questions for nytheatre.com