Peña Talent & Productions is happy to endorse Dianne and Lorrie Hull for those seeking instruction in Method Acting as originally taught by the legendary Lee Strasberg.
Notable Method actors read like a list of the who’s-who of Hollywood, the cream of the crop: Daniel Day-Lewis, Meryl Streep, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft, Jack Nicholson, Edward Norton, Gina Gershon, Shelly Winters, Christian Bale, Debbie Reynolds, Forest Whitaker, Adrian Brody, Heath Ledger, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Fonda, Anne Hathaway and Viggo Mortensen, among others.
Our son Nathaniel is fortunate to be taking classes with one of Strasberg’s best students: Lorrie Hull, who wrote the highly esteemed textbook on Method Acting, Strasberg’s Method As Taught by Lorrie Hull: A Practical Guide for Actors, Teachers, Directors.
Here is some information from one of their flyers:
“Lorrie Hull Ph.D. known around the world as an expert on Method Acting and Dianne Hull (protege of Kazan and Strasberg) and known today as one of the premiere teachers of Method Acting offer continuous classes, plus short term study of 1-6 classes from two to twelve weeks. Don’t miss the opportunity to study under the expert guidance and tutorial of these accomplished instructors in the beautiful and idyllic settings of Santa Monica and Santa Barbara, California. Sign up today as spaces are limited. Enrollment has begun for students, actors and directors from the United States, Great Britain, France, Norway, Russia, Luxemberg, Ireland and other countries.
“Lorrie Hull’s web site defines her in this way, “This is the Closest Thing You Get to Lee Strasberg” – the legendary founder of the Actors’ Studio who taught iconic stars like Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando and James Dean among others. Lorrie Hull Ph.D. is a Master Teacher and living link to the internationally renowned Mr. Strasberg and served as his senior faculty member for twelve years. She was the only instructor invited by Mr. Strasberg to teach his course, “Understanding the Method.” Dr. Hull has conducted workshops at universities and in cities across the United States including Northwestern, Yale, UCLA, NYU, New Orleans, Des Moines and New York
“Internationally, she has conducted workshops in Sweden and in 1988 (along with Dianne) served as a workshop teacher and panelist at the prestigious International Stanislavski Conference in Paris along with Ellen Burstyn and Sydney Pollack. Following the conference, Dr. Hull was honored to be asked by the granddaughter of Constantine Stanislavski for an autograph of her book, “Strasberg’s Method as Taught by Lorrie Hull.” This publication is used world-wide as a textbook for many colleges and universities. In Monaco, she conducted a workshop for Her Royal Highness Princess Grace.
“Dr. Hull taught for five years for the American Film Institute’s Public Service Program, is an award winning director and has been a member of the Actors Studio Writers’ and Directors’ Units taught by Martin Ritt among others. She has produced 2 DVD’s ” The Method” and “Acting Techniques Advanced The Method 11 Based on Stanislavski, Strasberg and Kazan.”
“Dianne Hull: Elia Kazan discovered Dianne Hull and cast her in his directorial, “The Arrangement.” She is a protege of Kazan and Strasberg. Elia Kazan said of her, “Dianne Hull is immensely talented and perceptive.” She is a long time member of the famed Actors’ Studio and in addition to her stature as an expert teacher of Method Acting has starred and co-starred in numerous film, television and theatre roles including The Onion Field, The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, Aloha Bobby and Rose, Spielberg’s Amazing Stories and The Wonder Years. A full listing of her acting credits may be viewed at IMDB. Dianne teaches Kazan techniques.”