The Actors Studio has historical ties to the Stanislavsky-based work of the Group Theatre during the 1930s
Elia Kazan, Robert Lewis, and Clifford Odets (Waiting for Lefty-1935) were among the talented artists to emerge from the enterprise.
Anna taught movement for actors at the Group Theatre, Elia Kazan had his dance studies with Anna there.
In 1947, Elia Kazan told Anna about plans for an exciting acting
laboratory and asked if she would be interested in participating...
|Elia Kazan's class (junior)||Robert Lewis' class (Experienced)|
|Julie Harris||Marlon Brando|
|Cloris Leachman||Montgomery Clift|
|Betsy Drake||Mildred Dunnock|
|James Whitmore||Patricia Neal|
|Steven Hill||Maureen Stapleton|
Anna kept teaching in Actors Studio until the mid fifties.
Lincoln Center Repertory Theater
American Theater Lab
The Juilliard School