Robert Patterson - Director
"Act, Before You Think!"
We're looking for dedicated people
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who want to learn Acting in a complete way.
Our unique approach to the Craft of Acting
is simply not available anywhere else.
This is not a place to find out about Acting.
This is a place for serious actors to learn their craft in a complete, classical way,
beyond any former frame of reference.
If you truly believe you have what it takes to make a career as an actor, then don't wait.
Call today and arrange for an interview.
In the early part of the last century . . .
The Group Theatre revolutionized
American theatre by incorporating a form of acting training based on "the system"
of Constantin Stanislavski. The Group became a huge commercial success,
and produced some of the greatest acting teachers of the 20th
century: Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Robert Lewis, and most importantly, Sanford Meisner.
However, "the system" was evolving, and within the Group competing
schools of thought emerged. Stella Adler and Sanford Meisner broke from
Strasberg's psychological "method", after they learned from
Stanislavski that his system had grown from its earlier incarnation.
Adler incorporated Stanislavski's new innovations into her classes,
and Meisner formulated "the reality of
doing”, a new technique.
After Stanislavski, Meisner's approach was the next great step in the evolution of
Acting training . . .
Today . . .
Various Acting Schools offer certificate programs in the "Meisner Technique",
or "method-oriented" training based upon the psychological techniques of Strasberg . . .
. . . Some acting studios have faculty that are "primarily performing artists" . . .
But can committed performing artists . . .
. . . also be truly committed Master Teachers . . .
. . . and where is the next great evolutionary step in the Craft of Acting after Meisner?
conceived of a system . . .
developed a teachable approach . . .
has evolved and completed a craft.
The Work that is taught at The Robert Patterson Studio is the NEW
revolution in The Craft of Acting . . .
Bob's complete approach to Acting has developed over nearly four decades of
teaching experience, and is as revolutionary today
as the advent of the Group Theatre was over 80 years ago.
This is not "technique" which enables a student to apply a bag of tricks to create an effect,
after a year of basic exercises and a year of
This is acting as a complete craft, learned as one continuous action.
When a student finishes this work, the work can be applied to a role as one
continuous action, leaving no "acting problems," no holes, and
no questions. It is called "The Work", because it is just that — it is the
way an actor works, and it is complete.
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The Robert Patterson Studio is conveniently located on Manhattan's Upper West Side
at W. 74th St. & Amsterdam Avenue.
Very near the 1,2,3 subway stop at W. 72nd St. & Broadway,
and just a few blocks from the B,C subway stop at Central Park West & W. 72nd St.
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