Alumni

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To a select number of theatre professionals, mainly actors, the Actors Studio offers free Life Membership, with no fee or tuition required, which entitles them to a unique opportunity to explore and improve their craft in a safe, laboratory environment with colleagues with whom they share the same process of work. Membership is granted through an audition process, where five-minute scenes are presented to a panel of judges which is comprised of the leadership of the Studio.

The number of new members varies from year to year, but is very select – some years only one or two members are accepted.

In 2015, there were only 10 new members to be granted the honor of a Life Membership. Pace’s Actors Studio alumni were six of this prestigious group.

2015 New Actors Studio Drama School Alumni Life Members

Fig Chilcott   Samantha Tan   Kate Taney
Fig Chilcott '14
MFA Acting
  Samantha Tan '14
MFA Acting
  Kate Taney '14
MFA Acting
         
Jillian K Waters   Taylor Plas   Lash Dooley
Jillian K. Waters '14
MFA Acting
  Taylor Plas '13
MFA Acting
  Lash Dooley '12
MFA Acting
 

Actors Studio Drama School Alumni Life Members

Sarah Anne Miles   Hannah Timmons   Maria Viteri
Sarah Anne Miles '12
MFA Acting
  Hannah Timmons '11
MFA Acting
  Maria Viteri '11
MFA Acting
         
Lawrence Sharp   David Dempsey   Thesa Loving
Lawrence Sharp '10
MFA Acting
  David Dempsey '09
MFA Acting
  Thesa Loving '09
MFA Acting
         
Javier Molina   Goya Robles   Deema Salem
Javier Molina '09
MFA Directing
  Goya Robles '09
MFA Acting
  Deema Salem '09
MFA Acting
         
R-J Seikaly        
RJ Seikaly '09
MFA Acting
       

Notable members include: Robert Duvall, Mike Myers, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Lyle Kessler, Sally Field, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Barkin, Marlon Brando, Ellen Burstyn, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Anthony Hopkins, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gene Hackman, Jaime Sanchez, Julia Roberts, Robert Redford, Sean Penn, Anthony Quinn, Estelle Parsons, Al Pacino, Felix Solis, Kevin Spacey

The Actors Studio was founded in New York by Elia Kazan, Cheryl Crawford and Robert Lewis in 1947. Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel, and Al Pacino currently serve as co-Presidents.