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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 only two people Lee Strasberg ever liked were Al Pacino and Gary Swanson." - Micky Rourke

"Gary Swanson is first rate. He is himself a splendid actor and a teacher of extraordinary skill. He is a cherished member of The Actors Studio." - Arthur Penn

The Montauk Group Summer Program for 2014 is under way!

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Gary Swanson, Playwright - Lyle Kessler, Margaret Ladd
Mark Axelowitz, Sandra Dorsey
Michael Kessler, Ika Loladze, Liz Karmooch, Michael Marlon Schenone
Sandra Dorsey, Alysha Marco, Liz Karmooch
Michael Marlon Schenone, Ika Loladze, Michael Bregman, Gary Swanson, Mark Axelowitz

2014 Year 8 of The Montauk Group Summer Program In The Hamptons


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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

WEEKEND INTENSIVES

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

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

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LIFE ON STAGE
May 23rd - 26th (4 days) SOLD OUT
$625

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

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LIVE and LEARN

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

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LIFE AWAY
June 6th - 8th (3 days) Sold Out
$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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1 WEEK INTENSIVES

FIREWORKS FOR THE MIND
July 1st - 7th (7 days) SOLD OUT
$1,125


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A STREETCAR NAMED KAZAN
July 10th - 15th (6 days)
$1,050


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2 WEEK INTENSIVES

A DREAM of PASSION
June 13th - 25th (13 days) SOLD OUT
$1,825


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LIGHTHOUSE INTENSIVE
July 18th - 30th (13 days)
$2,000


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FLAGSHIP PROGRAMS

FLAGSHIP PROGRAM
July 8th - Sept 2nd Labor Day
$6,850

THE PRIVATE MOMENT
August 1st - Sept 2nd Labor Day
$4,950

*Ask about Couples and Group Discount Bring one or more and lower cost for all.

*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.

*During the flagship program there will be designated days for reading and rehearsal.

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COMMITTED ACTOR (All Programs Included)
FULL RESIDENCE
July 1st - Sept 2nd (63 days)
$7,500

*** Special Offer : Early Admission Before May 23th $7,500

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