Next Actor Studios

Stanislavski Method Acting Workshop


"Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art" - Constantin Stanislavski


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."



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Session consists of 5 weeks classes held once each week. Advanced students of Saturdays and Wednesdays can take both days if they wish.  Experienced teen actors can join adult classes with prior approval. New Students who wish to join intense classes must submit a reel to for acceptance. 

Following are the upcoming sessions. 
Instructor : Trisha Ray is a SAG-signatory producer and a multiple award winning director and screenwriter. She is currently making the TV series Orphan Train and the upcoming feature 6 Rounds of Chloe. She produces Christian films, foreign and independent films and TV shows. Find her on imdb or wikipedia.

Tuesday, Oct 17 - Nov 14 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM (intermediate)
Wednesday, Oct 18 - Nov 22 @ 7 - 10 PM (intense)
Saturday, Oct 21 -  Nov 18 @ 11 AM - 1 PM (introductory)
Saturday, Oct 21 - Dec 2 @ 1:15 - 3:15 P (non-beginners' workshop)
Saturday, Nov 11 - Dec 16 @ 3:15 - 5:15 (beginners)
Monday,  Nov 20 - Dec 18 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM (intermediate)

Tuesday, Nov 21 - Dec 19 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM (beginners)

Register Online before session begins to save your seat and receive a script. 

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.

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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 Film School, 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 : Introduction to the Stanislavski Method
Usually our beginner on-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.    
Saturday, Oct 21 -  Nov 18 @ 11 AM - 1 PM (intro)
Saturday, Nov 11 - Dec 16 @ 3:15 - 5:15 PM (beginners)
Tuesday, Nov 21 - Dec 19 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM  (beginners)

Duration : 5 weeks
Fee $250  Register Online
Level : Intermediate Stanislavski Method for Students with Prior Training
Students learn to coordinate the different aspects of on-camera acting, by merging character, scene, dialogues and emotions with the technical side of acting for film and TV. The class teaches the student to make choices during audition and while preparing to go on set.  The class uses lot of exercises to enable students to understand their strengths and weaknesses.
Tuesday, Oct 17 - Nov 14 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM 
Monday, Nov 20 - Dec 18 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM 
Duration : 5 weeks
Fee $250  Register Online

Level : Non-Beginners' Method for Students with Prior Training
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.    
Saturday, Oct 21 - Dec 2 @ 1:15 - 3:15 P
Duration : 5 weeks
Fee : $250  Register Online

Level : Intense Masters Class
This is a class for actors who are already working in films and televion as a professional. Students must strive to achieve psychophysical union while in character as they 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 others that 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, Oct 18 - Nov 22 @ 7 - 10 PM
Duration : 5 weeks

Fee $250  Register Online

Private Lessons may be scheduled by calling 713 532 2867 or emailing

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