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Mondays 6pm - 10pm


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Develop characters and material with world-acclaimed author of OrphansLyle Kessler.  Work on contemporary and classic material with Lyle in a scene study environment, as well as witness and participate in the development of new material, including new work by Mr. Kessler.  Lyle is a Lifetime Member of the Actors Studio, and serves as head of their Playwright and Directors Unit.  This is a rare opportunity to create theater with some of the brightest talents in New York.  Various writers, directors, actors and filmmakers pop into class to observe and participate.  Alec Baldwin, Malcolm McDowell, Chazz Palminteri, Larry Moss, Jose Rivera are just a few of the artists who have participated in the class.  Lyle also co-stared in the Philadelphia premiere of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Waiting for Godot, opposite Bruce Dern.  Embark on a unique master class like no other.  Build characters and strengthen your theater muscles amidst a dedicated, supportive group of artists.

Lyle Kessler is a member of NYC’s LAByrinth Theater Company.  He served as Director of the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab.  His Tony nominated play Orphans has been being produced world-wide in countries as diverse as Japan, Turkey, Spain, France and Australia.  Collision was produced at New York’s Rattlestick Theater, and Robbers was produced at the American Place.  Mr. Kessler is an actor who studied with Lee Strasberg and actually played him in Mark Rydell’s film James Dean, starring James Franco.