About The Actors Studio

Founding members Elia Kazan, Cheryl Crawford, and Robert Lewis, conceived The Actors Studio in 1947 as a unique theatre workshop where professional actors, playwrights and directors gather together to work on their craft in private. Through moderated sessions, workshops and readings, The Actors Studio offers its members a dynamic, creative atmosphere, as well as a safe haven away from commercial pressures.

In 1994, then president Paul Newman led the creation of a new, (+)

About The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University

The Actors Studio has partnered with Pace University to establish a fully accredited, tuition-based Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) degree.

The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University is the home of Inside the Actors Studio. This award-winning television series is the senior seminar for its MFA students and serves as a classroom and craft seminar designed to introduce them to some of the most renowned actors, writers, and directors in theatre, film, and television.