January 10, 2015: John Strasberg comes to Lakewood for film screening and actor intensive workshops


John Strasberg,internationally known director/actor/teacher presents a film screening and two actor intensive workshops




Film: John Strasberg: Accidentally On Purpose, Sat, Jan. 10, 2015, 12:30 PM

Workshops: Jan 11-17, 2015 or Jan. 17-22, 2015 

John Strasberg, internationally known Director/Actor/Teacher comes to Lakewood Theatre Company for two one-week intensive acting workshops, Jan. 11-17 and Jan. 17-22, 2015. Students may take one or both workshops. Mr. Strasberg will also speak Sat. Jan. 10, 12:30 -3:00 PM at a special screening of the film, John Strasberg: Accidentally On Purpose. The film is a multi-award-winning documentary based on his book.

The talk and screening are free to workshop participants and open to the general public for a $15 admission fee. Tickets for the screening are available at Lakewood’s box office (503-635-3901) or online.

About John Strasberg:

Internationally known Director/Actor/Teacher John Strasberg is the son of Lee and Paula Strasberg of the Actors Studio, and brother of actress Susan Strasberg. Over his long career, Strasberg has directed productions of Shakespeare, Ibsen, O'Neill, Odets and Aristophanes. He brings his acclaimed Intensive Acting Workshop to the Portland area for the very first time. Mr. Strasberg’s Organic Creative Process and Technique picks up where The Method and other systems, created by great teachers, such as his father Lee Strasberg; Stella Adler and Sanford Meisner, left off.

About the Workshops:

Lakewood will be offering two one-week workshops with Mr. Strasberg (Jan. 11-17 and/or Jan. 17-22). Each participant will receive free admission to the screening of Mr. Strasberg’s film on January 10. Participants may take one or both workshops. To be considered for entry to the workshop, please submit a resume to Cheryl E. Grant at

In Mr. Strasberg’s Organic Creative process actors are guided to live spontaneously within the context of a character and play, learning to consciously create an intuitive state of inspiration, in the same way that musicians, dancers, singers, and other artists work. This conscious intuitive process goes beyond the work currently taught in the realistic school. As part of this process, in developing your talent and your sense of truth, you learn to recognize the difference between being natural and being real. To learn more about this approach to acting see his book Accidentally on Purpose: Reflections on Life, Acting, and the Nine Natural Laws of Creativity, published in the USA by Applause Books. Lakewood workshops will have limited enrollment and the fee is $375 per week. For more specifics on workshop days and times see Lakewood’s website at www.lakewood-center.org.

Special note for Lakewood actors: If you have performed at Lakewood during our last season or in this current season, (or are scheduled to perform) you will receive a 10% discount by Lakewood in appreciation of your work. 

To see other Winter 2015 classes and to download a class registration form, click here