Launching in February 2019, for the first time in London, the Method that has changed Acting.
A deep journey for beginners, a new beginning for professionals.
The Partitions of the Actor are Body, Voice, Emotion.
In London, actors can find brilliant schools, workshops and training for Body and Voice. Alas, hitherto, very little can be found regarding Emotion. Perhaps because it’s a delicate and complex work, difficult to grasp, and it takes time and drive to get it right. Not just will to learn as an actor, but also will to get better as people. Will to know yourself and become the best person, and artist, that you can be.
People such as Stanislavskij, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Meisner understood this and developed exercises and specific trainings to help the actor achieve the ultimate Truth.
Our coaching style has a holistic approach to acting: where you work on a scene, how about thinking to what happened earlier in the day, or the year before, or in the whole life-background of the character, and how that influenced their actions and thoughts? Where you’re working on a character and how they would act and behave, how about you start working on how you act and behave, how do your own feelings influence your actions?
This way, the Method teaches you how to add layers to your character by getting to know yourself first, and then them, and to ultimately achieve being Truthful. There’s no single final truth, we all have our own Truth. Our Art as actors consists in being able to bring it with us on stage and inspire people by being our vulnerable, truthful selves, by giving them the courage that the average person does not possess.
It’s a wonderful, intense journey that every artist should do, especially actors, writers and directors, as experts of human nature and behaviour.
We thought it was time we brought the Method to Europe, to London. We thought it was time we brought you to you.
All our courses are usually run on Tuesdays at Theatre Deli (Liverpool St).
Tuesdays, 2 - 4 or 4 - 6 pm (alternate)
£15 per person or £20 for 2 actors in same scene
Subject to availability
Have you got an audition or a part to prepare? Would you like to get coaching and feedback to improve your monologue? Would you like to learn more about Script analysis and the Dramatic Arc and how to identify the bits in the script? You can drop-in when you like during our Scenes class (subject to availability, time alternate each week).
Part of any Strasberg Training (currently online)
Free or with donation
The Freedom Circle is another trademark of the Strasberg Campus and one of the best experiences you can have in this type of work.
A free space where to give power to your Inner Child and let your imagination and sense memory run wild.
We start chilled, increase the emotional intensity and end up with a body blast!
Tuesdays, 2 - 6 pm.
8-week terms, +2 extra sessions
£ 279 - 309 per term
The full training to get the best out of it. At each session there will be the Actor's Intimacy and scene work, so you can work on yourself and see how this improves your acting at the same time. Delve into this fascinating journey and discover the power of acting truthfully.
Tuesdays, 2 - 4 or 4 - 6 pm
8-week terms, +2 extra sessions
£ 149 - 179 per term
With this option you only train two hours per week so it's great if you work daytime or if you'd like to have the evening free. The training is the same, at each session you will work alternately on the Actor's Intimacy and scenes.
Weekly, 2-3 hours
4 or 8 sessions
This is the online version of our Strasberg Training. As all in-person Training Terms are currently on hold, the Online Term has been launched to lend you a virtual helping hand with your training.
This course is mainly Scene work, plus some improv and Freedom Circle.
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 6 pm
In person or Online
£40 per hour or 5- & 10-hour bundles
A bespoke session can give you not only full attention from the coach, but the possibility to work on a subject or skill of your choice.
You can get coaching surgery for your audition or job to prepare. Motivational coaching, marketing, personal branding and more.
Get in touch to arrange the best private session built for you.
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Videos & Testimonials
Alexander is wonderful: a wonderful person and a wonderful viewer.
(Susan Batson, Acting Coach, Lee Strasberg's former assistant)
Alexander coached me towards not only my acting technique, but how to handle life as a professional actor - something I've been lacking in my 16 years of professional development. I learnt extremely important skills such as how to handle reviews/feedback, how to negotiate script changes with the writer/director, how to stay motivated to audition and practice as well as a practical approach to making Substitutions through the Strasberg/Adler method. Any student will GROW from working with Alexander!
(Leigh Fitzjames, Actress)
Very honest feedback, [the coach] knows what buttons to push, always challenging, always able to see inside every actor!
I enjoyed [the Actor's Intimacy Training] a lot. It was a chance to explore my whole self deeply and therefore it was very challenging. I'll never forget how I felt the moment I passed the Private Moment and the Celebration. I learnt that I can use my whole self as an actor to interpret a character and a scene, everything is already in me.
(Alex Marchi, Actor)
It was great to jump into Strasberg again - I've realised from what you were teaching that we covered quite a fair amount of Strasberg at my training in NY and I really didn't know! I had never done a character's Private Moment before, and it truly was a useful exercise as I explore my character deeper.
I found the environment immediately very open and inspired, so I felt like I could just dive in without judgement from the group. Very reassuring space and a great place to work and develop in, so thank you for this!
I loved the feedback sessions - it was a truly edifying experience in which we could share and develop as a group.
(Tamara Laryea, Actress)
You could do this.
(Francesca Viscardi Leonetti, Acting Coach, Susan Batson's former PA)
I thoroughly enjoyed the Actor's Intimacy work and found it was an invaluable part of the overall training which brought me closer to myself and helped me develop more acceptance for myself. It was freeing.
Much love Alex and the group, you've all been very warm and supportive, especially you Alex, I felt very safe and accepted in this class. Thank you all for such a great term <3 "
(Eylul Arif, Actress)
I’m loving this Strasberg journey, sometimes it’s hard but it’s definitely a great emotion when you actually get to something, and it’s also good to fail ‘cause that’s how we grow.
I’m grateful to be here and to have the chance to become a better artist and a better person.
(Eleonora Cucciarelli, Actress and Performer)
"[Scene work and Script Analysis] definitely helped as I was getting to know these fascinating women that interest me in playing. Was fortunate to have had a two-hour session to really get to know a complicated character and began to enjoy working with her words rather than getting frustrated at capturing what her motivations are.
[...] Thank you for a great term in the art! Appreciated the time we spent looking at character, wants, needs and substitutions. It felt a safe space from day one which meant it was always ok to try whatever we wanted to, knowing we could develop and build on something foundational."
(Tamara Laryea, Actress)
Very relaxed environment where you could just be yourself and no one was judging you. Classmates were great and Alexander was always very helpful, especially during the scene work where he would always break the script down and make them more clear for you. He also always gave constructive feedback to take in. I would definitely recommend this class.
(Luca Molinari, Actor)
I want to say thank you to all of you guys, and especially Alexander, who really helped me a lot in his sessions. At the beginning I didn’t know much of this world, that’s why I’m really grateful to have met all of you guys. I’m really happy to be doing this journey with you.
(Giovanni Li Gotti, LSDA Actor Student)
Alexander is a wonderful teacher and thanks to him I have improved my acting skills very well.
I have learned a lot more about this profession and first of all, I've learned how to discover myself in a better way.
He's an outstanding person and hard-working guy.
Thanks to the lessons with him, I managed to overcome nine auditions for drama schools here in London, and six offered me a place!
(Valentina Puggioni, Actress)
Very nice experience with Alexander Ananasso. Lovely atmosphere, great coaching, learned a lot today. Thank you!
(Kata Sarbò, Actress)
I really liked the class I attended a while ago and although it was just one time it gave me a lot, so I would love to do more.
(Amalia Felicijan, Actress)
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