Deena Levy Theatre Studio

Teaching actors to "unlock the secrets" since 1990"

Performance Showcases


Within a two-year time frame the actor/student will participate in two performance showcases. After a period of intensive study, they are given the opportunity to “work out” in front of an audience and professionalize what they have learned.

Each showcase has a specific theme with scenes chosen expressly to challenge the actor and highlight their individual talent. The showcases are attended by industry. Many students have received professional representation and have gone on to successfully book continuous work in theatre, television, and film.

Because actors are such imaginative writers they are periodically given the opportunity to write their own material in class, through various writing exercises that include acting. Four showcase projects have been produced that celebrate the actors as writers (Small Circle of Friends, Child’s Play, YOU/ACTOR, which Deena’s documentary was based on, and NEW YORK/ SOLO, an ode to rebuilding the spirit of NYC after September 11th.). Developing projects for actors as writers is a passionate vision that DLTS is committed to cultivating. See Me & My Monologue (Self Written).