Gary is a fierce talent!"
- Jeremy Iacone Writer, The Bone Collector
the montauk group 10th anniversary
There is an application process for the 10 available spaces for THE SUMMER 2016 “FLAGSHIP PROGRAM” . The mission and goal of the summer is to produce an Industrial Showcase for a team of trained actors.
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Gary Swanson is a working actor, not a teacher wishing to be one. He is the last of the actors who actually studied and knew Lee Strasberg, the “Father Of The Method”. Gary worked with the maestro for the last 7 years of his life, both in Lee’s private classes and as a Life Time Member of The Actors Studio.
Strasberg infused his philosophy with the same standard of excellence that makes Gary a tour de force for the new actors or working professionals working toward a higher level of mastery and performance and rise as leaders in the profession.
We continue to create a better world by inviting true artists to do what Elia Kazan and Lee Strasberg did for generations. They taught, gave back and passed the baton to those destined to break new ground for the future artists of the world. Gary invites successful directors, producers, writers, actors, casting agents and musicians to participate to ensure this work will not be lost to our culture.
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New York and Montauk classes are open to former and new students as well as working professionals who need to "risk" new growth in scene work and the classic exercises created by The Moscow Art Theater later moved forward by Lee Strasberg and The Actors Studio. We create a safe environment in order to grow by "failing".
Inquire about applications, auditions and interviews held in New York City and Montauk. We are filling the remaining 10 spaces for the TENTH ANNIVERSARY of the 2016 Montauk Group Summer Program. The goal for each summer is to create a short film and showcase.
This year we will be working on an original screen project along with potential stage productions. Through teh last 10 years of work, The Montauk Group has accrued over 350 hours of footage now being assembled into a full-length documentary.
Writers, Casting Agents, Directors, Producers, and Professional Artists will be invited to these exclusive events. One will be held in Montauk and the other in NYC.
To learn more about The Montauk Group Summer 2016 and applying for our new TV/Film project click HERE.