FAQs

ARE THERE ANY OTHER ACTORS STUDIOS IN THE WORLD?
No. There is ONLY The Actors Studio in New York City and the Actors Studio West in West Hollywood. Our only official affiliation is with Pace University for our Actors Studio Drama School MFA program.

There are no other branches, studios, or acting institutions officially affiliated with or partnered with us. Anyone in the world using our trademarked name or logo is doing so without our approval or permission.

Please help us control imposters. If you feel someone or an organization is misrepresenting The Actors Studio by illegitimately using our name, please contact us.


IS THE BRAVO TV SERIES INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO THE SAME THING AS THE ACTORS STUDIO?
No. INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO is a television show originally conceived as the senior seminar of The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, our 3-year MFA program.


IS THE TV SERIES INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO AFFILIATED WITH THE ACTORS STUDIO?
Yes. The Actors Studio is in partnership with Pace University and is home to our Actors Studio Drama School MFA Program and INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO is part of the curriculum of the Actors Studio Drama School MFA Program at Pace University.

For more on INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO, please visit the Bravo TV website here.


DOES THE ACTORS STUDIO OFFER COURSES OR CLASSES TO ANYONE WHO IS NOT A MEMBER?
No, The Actors Studio does not offer courses or classes for non-members to apply and pay for.

It is a “studio” where only its members can use the facilities to work in private on scenes, characters, plays, projects, alone or with other members. This is self-directed work. There are other organizations that offer courses that you pay for, such as an “acting class”. The Actors Studio is not structured to operate this way. It is not a commercial operation. The Actors Studio has been likened to be like a gymnasium for athletes. Athletes go to their gym to improve their talent, skills and techniques and the members of The Actors Studio go to the Studio to work out for the same purposes. Membership is gained solely through a free audition process. If you pass successfully through the series of auditions, you will be invited to join the membership, for free.


CAN OUTSIDERS OBSERVE THE WORK OF THE ACTORS STUDIO?
Professional Observers’ privileges are rarely, though sometimes, available to actors, directors and writers with sufficient theatrical experience for a limited period of time. Those interested should apply in writing to the Studio Offices well in advance of arriving and include their resumes. Please do not show up at the door and expect to be allowed access.

A very limited number of internships are available to actors and theatre professionals willing to volunteer a predetermined number of hours a week in return for the opportunity to observe a Studio session.

You must apply in writing and request consideration for these limited opportunities. You must include your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant skills.

The general public is not allowed to observe the work at The Actors Studio.


ARE DIRECTORS AND WRITERS WELCOME AT THE ACTORS STUDIO?
Yes. Playwrights and directors are welcome as part of our storied Playwright/Directors Units (PDU), our Playwright/Director’s Workshops (PDW), and our Directors Units available to members on both coasts.

For information about the New York activities for playwrights and directors, please click here.
For information about the Los Angeles activities for playwrights and directors, please click here.

 


 

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