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Mission

The Montauk Group is continuing the struggle to create a better world by inviting true artists to do what Elia Kazan and Lee Strasberg did for past generations. They taught, gave back and passed the baton to those destined to break new ground for the future artists of the world. I have invited successful directors, producers, writers, actors, casting agents and musicians to participate to insure that this work will not be lost to our culture.

The Montauk Group Summer Program for 2014 is under way!

YEAR 8 Of The Montauk Group Summer Program 2014 Acting Classes In The Hamptons

All work based on Constantin Stanislavski's, "The Actor Prepares" and Lee Strasberg's work from The Group Theater to The Actors Studio: Introduction to basic technique for beginners also functions as a review for working actors to tune up, review Relaxation, Concentration, Actions, Sensory Work, Etudes, Camera Work, Improvisations, Rehearsals, Script Analysis, Scene Study, Beach and Nature Walks.

Writers, Directors and Filmmakers are encouraged to participate.

3 day weekends
Arrive Friday night
Depart Sunday evening
includes lodging,
breakfast and lunch Saturday and Sunday

THE ACTORS PREPARE
May 9th - May 11th (3 days)
$350

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ACT FOR LIFE
May 16th - May 18th (3 days)
$425

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LIFE ON STAGE
May 23rd - 27th (5 days)
$625

26th Memorial Day -Beach (if its warm) Party (*food & drinks included)

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LIVE & LEARN

May 30th - June 1th (3 days)
$495

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LIFE AWAY
June 28-30 (3 days)
$575
Arrive Friday night
Depart Sunday evening
3 day weekends include lodging,
breakfast and lunch

The above weekends will vary in content but modeled on the basic elements of the The Method.

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FIREWORKS FOR THE MIND
July 1-7th (7 days)
$1,125
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LIGHTHOUSE INTENSIVE
July 19-31st (13 days)
$1755


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FLAGSHIP PROGRAM
Aug 2- Sept 2 Labor Day (32 days)
$4,795

*Flagship recommended for those with some previous training in The Method. Any of the above weekends will provide the basic foundation to take Flagship. *Due to varying diets, all food will be based on the individual's own needs and will be ordered and paid by the actors themselves, delivered to the grounds by Stop and Shop. *Non resident actors will be discounted according to the program and the days spent on the grounds.

SAMPLE WEEKEND
Friday night

Arrive
Room placement
Wine and Cheeze

Saturday

Breakfast
Ocean Walk
Relaxation/introduction to sensory exercises
Rehearsal
Lunch
Prep for Scene work
Dinner

Sunday

Yoga or Beach Walk
Indian Burial Ground Exercise
Lunch
Improvisations/On Camera
One Script Read Through/Improvisation/scene
Head Home
***Dinners not included. Full kitchen and grill available for cooking.

*Subject to change without notice and based on space availability. Other restrictions may apply.

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