"Love the art in yourself,
not yourself in the art."

- Constantin Stanislavski

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Next Actor Studio is the ONLY place in Texas where authentic Stanislavski System is taught, using the Method of Physical Action along with the application of sense and emotional memory.


While on set with the legendary Al Pacino, our Stanislavski alumnus Sam Hoger asked the thespian his thoughts about learning the method, to which Mr. Pacino replied:"Only real actors are Method actors."


In the ongoing SAG-AFTRA feature from Next Actor Studio titled 6 Rounds of Chloe, Stanislavski Instructor Trisha Ray directs and shoots Oscar nominee and 3x Golden Globe nominee Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Kamala Lopez (24), Jana Lee Hamblin (Jane the Virgin) and San Banarje (Bodhisattva). The film stars Next Actor Stanislavski student Alexandra Goel (below) as 11 year old Chloe whose life changes as she accompanies her estranged dad to his 6 chemo rounds, thereby drawing an extreme emotion from her mother who raised her alone for ten years. 


Session consists of 5 weeks classes held once each week.  Experienced teen actors can join adult classes with prior approval. The classes are fun but can be intense as they work with emotional and sense memory of students. New Students who wish to join intense classes must submit a request to nextactorstudio@gmail.com for acceptance.

Instructor : Trisha Ray is a SAG-signatory producer and a multiple award winning director and screenwriter. She is currently making the feature 6 Rounds of Chloe with actors Eric Roberts, Kamala Lopez and many of her deserving students such as lead actress Alexandra Goel who plays the title role of Chloe. Find her on imdb or wikipedia.

Following are the upcoming sessions.
Sunday, Nov 11 - Dec 16 @ 12:30 - 2:30 PM (intermediate)
Tuesday, Nov 13 - Dec 11 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM (non-beginners)
Wednesday, Nov 28 - Dec 26 @ 7 - 10 PM (intense)

Thursday, Nov 29 - Dec 27 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM (beginners)
Wednesday, Jan 9 - Feb 6 @ 7 - 10 PM (intense)

Thursday, Jan 10 - Feb 7 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM (intermediate)
Saturday, Jan 12 - Feb 9 @ 11 AM - 1 PM (introductory)

Monday, Jan 14 - Feb 11 @  7:30 - 9:30 PM (introductory)

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STANISLAVSKI METHOD is taught at Next Actor Studio through scenes and exercises in order to make you, the actor, a superior performer in front of the camera and on stage.We are the only studio in Texas where one can learn the truest, most authentic form of Stanislavski Method, including the original Emotional Memory that originated in the Moscow Arts Theatre of Russia, and the revised Method of Physical Action that was formed when Mr. Stanislavski was living in Paris.

Our class works with techniques developed by Stanislavski to make an actor inspired in his performance, analytical in his preparation and real as in life. Through scenes and exercises, students are expected to achieve the desired results and understand the importance of working with the Method of Physical Action that has been the result of 40 years of Stanislavski's work.

"Method" Acting is practiced by intense actors everywhere such as Daniel Day Lewis, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Meryl Streep, Naomi Watts among others. America's most iconic and intense actors include Marlon Brando, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and Robert De Niro.

Stanislavski Students of NextActorHouston

Adult, Teen and Kid Stanislavski Method Acting Students of both Private and Group Classes share a scene in the TV series Orphan Train, directed by Stanislavski instructor Trisha Ray.

At Next Actor Studio, we work with Constantin Stanislavski's greatest gift to the world of acting. Continuing the assimilation of The Method of Physical Action, the student will be required to reach a state of being without breaking the psychophysical union.

This particular class is dedicated to disciplined and serious students only. Stanislavski System is not for students who are not open to challenges or are resistant to learning. Introductory Students are able to try out the Introduction to Stanislavski Method session for beginners, to understand the system and work in an easier pace before going through the regular Stanislavski Method Session.
We do not allow auditing of classes due to the vulnerability of students who use their personal emotions to create their roles and are not comfortable to do that in front of strangers, outside their group and who are not part of the film fraternity. The class is taught by a very well-established filmmaker and editor Trisha Ray (please visit her imdb or wikipedia to know more) who will approve students to join the class based on their prior background (or lack thereof) in film acting.

Students who finish beginners' Method are requested to seek advise from their teacher about their next class, instead of joining a wrong session.
Intermediate or non-beginners' method classes are the logical transition after the beginner classes. We do not recommend Intense Session to new or intermediate students. Advanced Students are recommended to attend at least two to three days a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, to practice their scenes and hone their beats. The students of the Method Class must join the Movie Club, so they can learn from the works of Truffaut, Goddard, Kieslowski, de Sica and other great foreign filmmakers.

Teen Students who wish to join the Adult Method Session must have prior acting training and parents are required to receive Instructor's approval. Please contact our studio via phone or email for pre-qualification for enrollment.


Make-up classes are offered on different days with prior notice. Please follow the course breakdowns below to ensure you are in the right class.

Level :Introductory - Beginners' Stanislavski Method

Usually our introdon-camera acting classes start training students with the introductory Stanislavski System through their course through script breakdowns and improv exercises. Students are prepared gradually to get started with a beginners' Stanislavski System during their first five weeks of on-camera acting workshop. Students are introduced to building characters with dialogues through exercises and improvisations, scene and monologue study, on-camera acting do's and dont's, breakdown of script and subtext. Main Focus is on Technical acting with the camera. This class allows advanced teen students with approval. Learning the Stanislavski System, designed by Constantin Stanislavski at the Moscow Arts Theatre and applying the Method of Physical Action in breaking scripts, building characters and roles. Class trains with on-camera acting, understanding the director, understanding casting directors, learning about agents, and breaking into the industry.

Thursday, Nov 29 - Dec 27 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Duration : 5 weeks
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Level : Intermediate On-Camera Stanislavski Method Acting Workshop

Students with prior beginners' on-camera acting training can join this workshop where they learn to try out the Method Application on scenes, using improvisation, sense and emotional memory exercise and finding the character choices. Their performances are recorded to note the technical aspect of on-camera acting. The class also works with a lot of cold reading exercises, and mock auditions to prepare students for future auditions and set etiquettes. Following the texts and subtexts, students learn to analyze each material and figure out choices in delivery and emotion while keeping themselves technically close to the camera.

Sunday, Nov 11 - Dec 16 @ 12 - 2 PM
Duration : 5 weeks
Fee : $250
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Level : Non-Beginners' Method for Students with Prior Training & Experience

Class continues to focus on technical aspect of acting, training students to make choices, develop character by applying the Method of Physical Action. Students work with improv exercises and learn to remove habits and involve sense and emotional memories in their creation. Voice, Body coordination are used in breakdown of script while students focus on mock auditions to prepare for pieces

Application of different methods such as Strasberg, Adler, Meisner and Brecht are applied on Scenes and Monologues until the actors find the one that inspire them to create their characters. Class will focus on the dramatics of on-camera acting with improv, truth and belief. Intensive on-camera works with angles and shot compositions. New students must present a demo to be approved in this class. Students with only beginners' training should opt for intermediate workshops.

Tuesday, Nov 13 - Dec 11 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Duration : 5 weeks
Fee $250
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Level : Intense Masters Class
This is a class for actors who are already working in films and televion as a professional. Students work with Intensive scenes and monologues, and build and live in characters with nuances and colors. Scenes are picked from films, plays and unpublished works. Students are critiqued thoroughly for their performances and choices while they hone their skills and strive to approach their screen presence with professionalism and resilience. Scripts include intense movie scenes, unpublished scripts as well as plays by Shakespeare, Moliere and othersthat help students to understand acting through the writer's perspective.
Students without prior formal Stanislavski On-Camera session or extensive film/TV experience must join either a non-beginners or a beginners' Method Session before enrolling in an Intense session. Approval needed for new students to join this class.
Wednesday, Nov 28 - Dec 26 @ 7 - 10 PM
Duration : 5 weeks
Fee $250

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Private Lessons may be scheduled by calling 713 532 2867 or emailing info@nextactor.com
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