In our modern education system we are constantly told that we are not enough. That we are not this, that we are not that. That we should be more like him or more like her and that what we feel and what we have lived through pales into insignificance compared to the others who have gone before us. Although this might be very informative and may be very “educational” and good for us it very often does not give one the confidence or inspiration to break the mold.
People usually associate acting with the glamor, the flashes, the red carpets. Nurturing the craft of acting doesn’t have anything to do with the prestige, but requires instead to get your hands in the dirt and dig deep, which isn’t always charming. The greatest thing that a school could teach is to unravel all the external layer and allow the actor to reach the most hidden point of human behavior – and this is what is taught at Strasberg.
Passion – the one word that best describes the atmosphere of The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute: passion amongst students and staff alike for the craft of acting. Never before had I stepped foot into an institute that had such contagious enthusiasm for show business. The second I entered the institute, I could feel its infectious energy and decided right then and there that this was where my career would skyrocket.
Adam Ray is co-staring in the HBO season 2 finale of Getting On on December 14, 2014.
Roger Williams published his first novel, Turn Black Blow, about animal cruelty in Jamaica, which has been cataloged at Princeton, Yale and Oxford University.
Sandra Tauro is currently filming the upcoming action movie Ultimate Justice set for release in 2015.
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