ASDS Students Represent

Here’s your last chance to discover the next Bradley Cooper (ASDS alumnus ’00) as The Actors Studio Drama School graduating class brings to life their hard work and talent in the fifth annual Repertory Season wrapping up on May 4.

The Actors Studio Drama School’s fifth annual repertory season, which features five weeks of challenging and exciting theater designed to introduce our graduating students to the professional world and the public in fully-professional productions of the work they have created during their three years of study, is wrapping up on Saturday, May 4.

The final week includes two plays:

Deflowering Waldo
By Adam Szymkowicz
Directed by Jim Fagan
Waldo is having a bad day. He’s afraid of crowds, spiders, skyscrapers, flowers, brown soap, and sex. His father won’t stop being Scottish. His therapist wants to seduce him. His ex-girlfriend could spontaneously combust at any moment. And the new woman in his life seems to want something else completely. Will he manage to find true love—or at least mow the lawn?

and

Scenes from The Laramie Project
By Moises Kaufman and Members of Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Michael Rader
In October 1998, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town, some directly connected to the case and some citizens of Laramie. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

Performances will be held at the Theatre at Dance New Amsterdam. For more information about the ASDS Repertory Season or to reserve your tickets, visit www.pace.edu/ASDSRep.

ASDS Students Rep(resent)!

Here’s your chance to discover the next Bradley Cooper (ASDS alumnus ’00) as The Actors Studio Drama School graduating class brings to life their hard work and talent in the fifth annual Repertory Season beginning on April 3.

The Actors Studio Drama School Repertory Season
April 3-May 4, Wednesday-Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
April kicks off with The Actors Studio Drama School’s fifth annual repertory season, which features five weeks of challenging and exciting theater designed to introduce our graduating students to the professional world and the public in fully-professional productions of the work they have created during their three years of study.

This year’s rep season includes four original plays written by the four graduating playwrights, as well as a production of North of Providence, a one-act play written by Dyson Professor Edward Allen Baker. For more information about the ASDS Repertory Season or to reserve your tickets, visit www.pace.edu/ASDSRep.

Four Plays Over Four Days

Robots, ghost notes, stolen elections, and more as the Actors Studio Drama School presents the Staged Reading Series on February 23 and 24 and March 2 and 3. >>Read More

You can say that you saw them before they were Tony and Academy Award winners! The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University presents the 2013 Graduating MFA Playwrights’ Staged Reading Series, featuring four plays over four days.

Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m.
There Are No Dogs at the Bauhaus
By Arnie CW Lee
Directed by Kaitlyn Samuel
Susan, a gender studies professor desperate for tenure, must stop her daughter Pegg from putting on an all-robot cast of Waiting for Godot for the university’s bi-centennial.

Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Like You Mean It
By Melissa Sinaly
Directed by Jean Lee
A memory play set in Tuxedo, New York.

Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Ghost Notes
By Gabrielle Sinclair
Directed by Michael Rader
After sitting by her uncle’s bedside for days, an emergency calls Camille away. Her three daughters—one broken, one violent, one due—attempt to keep their true selves contained, as they support their family on this last, strange night.

Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m.
The Flags are Flying Again
By Sean Behrens
Directed by Jim Fagan
When a coalition in Washington succeeds in stealing the presidency, they are left with something much worse than expected. Elections have consequences.

The readings will take place at the Actors Studio Drama School Black Box Studio Theater in Room W509, One Pace Plaza, on the NYC Campus. For reservations, please e-mail ASDSreservations@pace.edu or call (212) 346-1133.

And don’t forget to keep an eye out for the MFA Repertory Season, five weeks of theater beginning in April that showcases what these talented graduates have learned during their last three years at Pace.

Curtain’s Up for the Actors Studio Drama School

Here’s your chance to discover the next Bradley Cooper (ASDS alumnus ’00) as the Actors Studio Drama School graduating class brings to life their hard work and talent in the fourth annual Repertory Season ending April 28. >>Read More

Here’s your chance to discover the next Bradley Cooper (ASDS alumnus ’00) as the Actors Studio Drama School graduating class brings to life their hard work and talent in the fourth annual Repertory Season ending April 28. >>Read More

Let’s Talk About Sex Shops and Murdertown

On March 3 and 4 enter a world of corporate greed, lost obsessions, sex shops, and more with the Actors Studio Drama School Staged Reading Series, featuring Pace student Sean Michael Welch.
Read more in our sister pub, Opportunitas

On March 3 and 4 enter a world of corporate greed, lost obsessions, sex shops, and more with the Actors Studio Drama School Staged Reading Series, featuring Pace student Sean Michael Welch.
Read more in our sister pub, Opportunitas

Discover the Next Bradley Cooper!

The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace’s annual Repertory Season, five weeks of theatre designed to introduce graduating students to the professional world and the public in fully-professional productions of the work they have created during their three years of study, ends on May 14 so act fast so you can say you saw them before they were huge stars!

Witness a weekly series of scenes, one-act plays, and full-length plays, some written by our playwrights, and all of them directed by our directors and acted by our actors as the Actors Studio Drama School presents its annual Repertory Season.

The Repertory Season runs from April 13 through May 14 at the theater at Dance New Amsterdam at 53 Chambers Street in NYC and is open to the public. Admission is free, but reservations are  recommended as seating is limited. For reservations to see the rising stars of Broadway and Hollywood, call (212) 613-6209 or email: ASDSRep@pace.edu.

This year’s 27 MFA candidates have multiple credits on the big screen, small screen, on stage, and in the wings including the young Simba from Broadway’s The Lion King and the originator of the role of Jack Scott in Disney’s stage version of High School Musical, the reigning Miss Black USA,  the loud nanny from The Nanny Diaries starring Scarlett Johansson, and much more!

Check out the press release, and for more information about the Repertory Season and a breakdown of each week of shows, click here.

3 Plays + 3 Days = Actors Studio Craze!

The Actors Studio Drama School has a busy weekend ahead filled with gangs, crime, murder, love, and secrets on the NYC Campus. Are you going to be part of it?

You can say that you saw them before they were Tony and Academy Award winners! It’s time for our favorite showcase of 3 Plays over 3 Days as the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University presents the 2011 Graduating MFA Playwrights’ Staged Reading Series on March 4-6 at the Black Box Studio Theater (Room W509, One Pace Plaza) on the NYC Campus.

Join us for the following plays:

Tough Jews by Michael Ross Albert
Friday, March 4, 8:00 p.m.
In the crime-filled Jewish ghetto of 1930s Toronto, the members of a Canadian family struggle to maintain the bonds that hold them together and implicate themselves in the Crime of the Century.

If Stars Are Lit [working title] by Alla Ilyasova
Saturday, March 5, 7:00 p.m.
Can a boy with a drum, a man with a bag, and a girl with a secret reignite the light extinguished by civil war in this Russian village? Or will a gang of Young Pioneers continue to wreak havoc in the night?

An Evening of Murder by Sarah Rachael Jones
Sunday, March 6, 5:00 p.m.
The residents of River Valley, Alabama are just like those in any other southern town. Some go to church, some to school, and some even fall in love. But the residents of River Valley have a secret…

For more information and reservations, please email ASDSReservations@pace.edu or call 212-613-6209.

Interested in getting a taste of the MFA in acting, directing, and playwriting? The Actors Studio Drama School is offering a Free Master Class on the Method and the Stanislavski System this Saturday, March 5, in NYC. The class will be conducted by the department chair and faculty of the ASDS.  You must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or be within one semester of graduation. For more information or to be considered for participation, send your resume and contact information to actorsstudiomfa@pace.edu.

And don’t forget to keep an eye out for the MFA Repertory Season, five weeks of theatre beginning in April that showcases what these talented graduates have learned in their last three years at Pace.