ABOUT THE METHOD method acting class

STANISLAVSKI SYSTEM, founded by the great Russian director, actor, philosopher Constantin Stanislavski is the very first approach to 'Method Acting' that developed in the first half of the 20th century at the Moscow Arts Theatre,  and later adopted by several Western practitioners including Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner, who incorporated it in their own training, thus creating the different methods in America, that have been helping actors everyday.


Actor, Entrepreneur and NBA icon Rick Fox (He's Got Game, Greenleaf) had to get in and out of character for his role in the Next Actor Studio feature A Curry on an American Plate. While on set in Houston, Fox spoke about his dependence on Stanislavski to constantly switch between the heavy and lighter version of the same role on the same day.

A scene in Spanish performed in class by Stanislavski alum ERIK and VANESA.


"The language of the body is the key that can unlock the soul." - Stanislavski

Excerpt from a scene performed in our Stanislavski class by alum ALEX and KRISTIAN, who had to block themselves making use of the space and available props at the studio.

Levels of Stanislavski Method Acting Classes in Houston
Instructor : Trisha Ray 

Our in-person classes have resumed, following CDC guidelines of social distancing. Class size is limited. Contact us for details by calling 713 532 2867 or emailing info@nextactor.com

Students are introduced to building characters with dialogues through exercises, script breakdown and improvisation, while learning the Technical acting with the camera.  Students with stage experience will learn the difference of acting on film vs. theatre. Some acting background is always necessary for even our beginner classes.
This class allows matured teen students with prior approval. 
Students learn the original Stanislavski Method of Physical Action through exercises that enhance their acting skills, and develop character. Exercises, Improvisation, sense and emotional memory exercise are used to help students make character choices while maintaining the technical aspect of on-camera acting.
Next Session:     

Saturday, Nov 14 - Nov 19 @ 1 - 3 PM   (closed Thanksgiving weekend)
Monday, Nov 23 - Dec 21 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM 
Duration : 5 weeks | Fee : $250 |  Register Online 

This class allows the participation of students with prior training or experience in acting, and are ready to move forward to learn and apply the System into more complex scenes, intense monologues and interesting improvisation exercises. Classes work with your habits, and give you challenging scenes to be able to breakdown and make your choices, in order to prepare you for auditions. Class focuses on cold reads, scene study, emotional choices, blocking and scapes.  Students use various exercises to enhance their acting skills, and form and stay in character, by using the Method of Physical Action, and emotional memory. They learn to explore texts and include blocking in their curriculum, so they can start hitting the marks and stay in character, while finding their moments, all at the same time. Class will also focus on the dramatics of on-camera acting with improv, truth and belief. Intensive on-camera works help students work in an inspired manner with every script and can turn their characters on without missing a beat.  Students use various exercises to enhance their acting skills, and form and stay in character, by using the Method of Physical Action, and emotional memory. They learn to explore texts and include blocking in their curriculum, so they can start hitting their marks and stay in character, while finding their moments, all at the same time.
Session includes scene works, monologue study, commercial copies, mock audition and acting for post production. For Serious Students only, as this class will train students for booking roles, working on the set, therefore will offer feedbacks that you need to be prepared for. 

Next Session:        
Tuesday, Nov 24 - Dec 22 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Duration : 5 weeks | Fee : $250  | Register Online

This class is for working actors who are applying Stanislavski to their texts and finding their strength and weaknesses while performing in class.

Classes focus on intensive scene works, monologues, improvisation and moments. Students are usually working actors and come with a lot of training. They are expected to handle cold reading, cue card reading, spontaneous shoots and other aspects of on-camera acting.

Scripts can vary from 5 - 25 pages, and can be challenging.

Therefore, this class requires approval to join.
Next Session :      
Wednesday, Oct 28 - Nov 25 @ 7:30 - 10 PM  FULL

Sunday, Nov 15 - Dec 20 @ 1 - 3:30 PM   (closed Thanksgiving weekend)

Wednesday, Dec 2 - 30 @ 7:30 - 10 PM
Duration : 5 weeks | Fee : $250  | Register Online

From preparation to performance, Next Actor Students take on the Shakespeare challenge with a hilarious outcome.


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 Method actors are real actors."

We are proud to have Halliburton CEO Jeffrey Miller as a Stanislavski alum of Next Actor Film School.

Stanislavski Instructor and writer-director-producer Trisha Ray films legendary actor Eric Roberts and Method Acting alum Alexandra Goel in the feature 6 Rounds of Chloe, shot at Next Actor Studio, Houston


Stanislavski Method Acting Classes at our studio are designed to coordinate the System with on-camera technique, to help students find their strengths, eliminate their habits and perform as in life. Advanced Students must strive to achieve psycho-physical union while in character as they work with Intensive scenes and monologues, and build and live in characters with nuances and colors.

Through exercises, improvisations, emotional memory, and the Method of Physical Action, the System aims to transform the student into the character and live the role, both on film and stage.

We are the only studio in Texas where one can learn the truest, most authentic form of Stanislavski Method, including the original System that developed in the Moscow Arts Theatre of Russia, and the revised Method of Physical Action that was formed when Mr. Stanislavski was living in Paris.

Method Acting students often collaborate with our filmmaking students to make shorts and apply their learning to experience the true form of the technique, as they build characters and live in them. Sincere students are frequently cast in our feature productions, and continue to enjoy the craft.

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