A Letter from Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel and Al Pacino

Actors Studio Co-Presidents Ellen Burstyn

Actors Studio Co-Presidents Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel, and Al Pacino

A Letter from the Presidents of the Actors Studio

Dear Theater Student,

All of us at the Actors Studio welcome you to the only officially sanctioned master’s degree program of the Actors Studio, now joined with and located at Pace University.

We would like to share with you all that we have learned over the years about acting, directing, and playwriting. We have studied with the great teachers of the past—Elia Kazan, Lee Strasberg, Harold Clurman, Bobby Lewis, Sandy Meisner, Stella Adler, and many others—who teach the techniques that have been developed not only at the Actors Studio, but before that, at the Group Theater, and all the way back to the Russian masters Michael Chekhov, Vakhtangov, and Stanislavski.

This study is at the very heart of our work, and it has enriched our lives as well as our careers. Our teachers in this program are of the highest quality and continue in the tradition that we have been so fortunate to receive.

We invite you to join us to learn techniques that will help you explore and bring forth your own unique talent.

Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel, Al Pacino

*Al Pacino’s photo provided by Bridgette Lacombe