T. Schreiber Studio is One of New York’s 50 Best Places to Keep Your Spirit Alive

T. Schreiber StudionnPlay the leading role in your own discoverynnTerry Schreiber says that acting begins for many as an escape from their lives, but eventually it becomes a journey to truth. It requires the courage to stand emotionally naked, open and vulnerable. Acting, he concludes, demands dedication of mind, heart and will.nnThe halls of the T. Schreiber Studio are sprinkled with pensive, pacing actors getting into character, rehearsing their lines. The craft as taught and practiced here calls for the actor to clear out emotional baggage and explore new concepts of the Self. In ever corner of the studio, students and teachers attempt to shed old skins and let go of inhibitions.nnClasses start with mind-body exercises ranging from meditation and Pilates (a stretching and strengthening discipline that elongates and o

pens the body) to bioenergetics (body-center exercises designed to remove emotional energy blocks). Relaxation and concentration of mind are established, and then the work (or play) moves toward activating imagination.nnOne teacher here described acting as a fantastic exploration of the body. At the T. Schreiber Studio, the body and the senses are considered portals to the creative life of the student. Passing through these doorways is a sacred journey.nnThe Studio’s classes and workshops invite both beginners and working professionals to surrender the ego so they can “exercise” their souls. There is no doubt – acting is a spiritual endeavor. It is a chance to be fully alive in the body and use personal history to generate a catharsis of character – to be so much yourself that you can become another.nnWhen acting is defined as this type of inquiry, we are struck by its potential for spiritual discovery. We have to reconsider weathered clichés about New York being a city of actors employed as waiters; in fact, this may be a city of courageous seekers waiting for their awakening.

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Conversations With Paul Haggis

ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING screenwriter and director Paul Haggis, best known for his groundbreaking movie Crash and for his screenplay of Million Dollar Baby, joined the studio for a “Conversations With” evening on March 21st. This Sunday night series provides an opportunity for actors to learn and hear from established actors, directors and playwrights in a very informal and intimate conversational setting and is moderated by Terry Schreiber.

HIGHLIGHTS 2005-2009

nn2009nnJune 24- Terry Schreiber and Peter Jensen will be featured at the 92YTribeca’s Noontime Talk series. Martin Denton, the founder and editor of nytheatre.com will be moderating. So come hear about the adventures of running an acting school and a theatre for 40 years! (You may just hear a few anecdotes about some famous alums!)nnnJune 3- Terry Schreiber was interviewed about his teaching career by United Stages. Read the interview on their website.nnMay 7- T. Schreiber Studio received five 2009 Backstage Reader’s Choice Awards: Favorite Scene Study Class, Favorite Off-Off Broadway Theatre, Favorite Dialect Coach (Page Clements), Favorite Cold Reading Class, and Favorite Vocal Coach (Page Clements). We were even runners up for Favorite Rehearsal Studio and Favorite Casting Director Workshop!nn2008nnAugust 14-25 Terry Schreiber traveled to Chile where he taught a successful series of workshops and participated in the 4th Annual SANFIC (Santiago International Film Festival).nnJune 24- Peter Judd received a nomination to the 2008 New York Innovative Theatre Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role for his work in the T. Schreiber production of You Can’t Take It With You.nnJune 15 – T. Schreiber Studio earned a spot on NYTheatre.com‘s 2007-08 Memorable Highlights list!”nnJanuary 7 – NYTheatre.com selected T. Schreiber Studio as one of its “People of the Year 2007!”nn2007n

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nSeptember 27 – George Allison was awarded the 2007 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Set Design for his work on the T. Schreiber Studio production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile, directed by Cat Parker.nnJuly 31 – An actress and five production team members have received nominations to the 2007 New York Innovative Theatre (NYIT) Awards for the T. Schreiber Studio’s 2006-2007 season.n

* Better Living received three nominations: Jennifer McGuire for Outstanding Actress in Featured Role, Hal Tiné for Outstanding Set Design, and Andrew Eisele for Outstanding Sound Design.nn* Picasso at the Lapin Agile received three nominations: Karen Ann Ledger for Outstanding Costume Design, Andrea Boccanfuso for Outstanding Lighting Design, and George Allison for Outstanding Set Design. Awards will be presented in September.

n2006nnSeptember 19 – T. Schreiber Studio productions and players took home multiple awards at the 2006 New York Innovative Theatre (NYIT) Awards ceremony!n

* Summer Crockett Moore received a Best Featured Actress award for her work in Last Summer at Blue Fish Cove,nn* Trey Gibbons took home a Best Featured Actor Award for his work in How I Learned To Drive, andnn* Eddy Trotter received an Outstanding Set Design award for Love! Valor! Compassion!

nStudio productions, players, and production staff received an unprecedented 12 nominations for the 2005-2006 season.nn2005nnJuly 14 – Terry Schreiber’s book, Acting: Advanced Techniques for the Actor, Director and Teacher has been released and is now available in bookstores and online. The T. Schreiber Studio is hosting a panel discussion and book signing in the Gloria Maddox Theatre from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Wine and cheese reception to follow.

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