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The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute® is dedicated to the ideals, values, and vision of Lee Strasberg’s innovative work, known throughout the world as The Method. Through actor training, outreach, and the preservation of archival materials, The Institute works to further the legacy of Lee Strasberg®, train the world’s greatest actors, and maintain Lee’s place as a seminal figure in the great American theatre and film tradition.


David Strasberg

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David Lee Strasberg is the son of legendary acting teacher Lee Strasberg and Chairman of The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, with campuses in New York and Hollywood. David manages and supervises staff, develops curriculum and executive produces all plays and short films created under the auspices of the Institute, all while mentoring students on their craft and their careers. David has led Method Acting workshops internationally in India and Moscow, as well as throughout the United States.

Paul Rush

Paul Rush was trained by Hedy Sontag, Marc Marno, and David Strasberg; teachers that trained directly with the legendary Lee Strasberg. He is the Creative Director and founder of the Sixty-Six Production Co. in Hollywood California and a member of the famous Actor's Studio. Through his work with the Lee Strasberg InstituteWest Hollywood, and the tireless team at Sixty-Six he has produced 10 plays in 3 years, including the West Coast Premiere of 'For The Loyal' that won the Eddon award for best director, best production, and best ensemble. His next project is a West Coast premiere by Oscar, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning writer/director John Patrick Shanley, 'Candlelight'. Paul teaches Method Acting in production at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Hollywood California.


Thomas Sullivan

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Thomas Sullivan is one of Hollywood's premier Casting Directors. He has worked with some of Hollywood's biggest Directors. His work includes the Oscar-winning film 'The Green Book' and the upcoming Peter Farrelly  film 'The Greatest Beer Run Ever.' Sullivan teaches Casting Director workshops for The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, providing first-hand information on what Casting Directors do and do not look for.