History

History of the T. Schreiber Studio

Founded in 1969

The T. Schreiber Studio began in 1969 with Terry Schreiber teaching classes twice a week to twelve actors in a converted loft on the Upper East Side of New York City. Enrollment increased and the group began mounting productions in what were the early beginnings of New York City’s Off-Off Broadway movement and building its reputation of high quality productions and performances.

The Trip Back Down

The studio continued to grow, adding more faculty, more actors, and more plays and in the mid 70’s, drama critic Walter Kerr’s glowing review in the New York Times of Schreiber’s production of The Trip Back Down, brought the Studio much attention and packed houses. The Trip Back Down then moved to Broadway and John Cullum (Northern Exposure) was signed to do the lead.

The 80’s and 90’s

Throughout the 1980’s and into the 90’s the T. Schreiber Studio continued to produce good actors and good theatre, and the studio moved to East 4th Street, the burgeoning street of Off-Off Broadway. During that time Terry Schreiber continued his own directing career with two more Broadway shows: Devour the Snow and K-2, and numerous regional theatre productions providing more casting opportunities for studio actors.

Finding a home

In 1996 the Studio moved to a renovated multi-use space on the 7th floor of 151 West 26th Street in New York’s lively Chelsea neighborhood. In September of 2017, the studio moved it’s operations to the 10th floor of 151 West 26th Street. Classes and productions run continuously throughout the year.

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