Mulholland Academy


Teacher André Landzaat writes about the classes.

The Lee Strasberg method acting technique focuses on the inner significance and not the outward appearance.  You will learn how to use your knowledge of human psychology.  It will help you to discover your inner self and you will learn how to control your emotions.  You will discover how to go deeper with your emotional freedom and imagination.  You will find true life and honesty on stage and in front of the camera.  Not will you only grow as an actor, but also as a person.  Lee’s technique has been proven successfully by many great actors who have received Academy Awards.

Strasberg Method 7 day Summer Intensive

with André Landzaat

For beginner to intermediate level actors.

There are few, if any, acting teachers on European soil today with the breadth of experience internationally, and then the thousands of hours in the classroom which André Landzaat has dedicated to the process and teachings of Lee Strasberg.

After classes with Lee Strasberg himself at NYC’s Carnegie Hall, André then taught for more than 20 years at the esteemed Actors Studio and the Lee Strasberg Institute, mentoring countless actors who have gone on to work in professional theatre, television, and film. As a lifetime member of the Actors Studio, André has worked with such American greats as Robert de Niro, Shelly Winters and Al Pacino.

Over the course of seven days, with exercises that are layered, you’ll learn to unfold your particular emotional self – the jewel that you already own and carry as an artist and an actor. André will lead you into that rarified level of relaxation-a feature of all the greats, using this to make that human connection with your partner; the connection that casting agencies, directors, and indeed, audiences wait for, and celebrate.

There will be exercises synchronizing voice and body, encouraging the improvisational spontaneity that develops that crucial sense of “first time speaking,” all leading into the process of “intention,” and then moving into the unique work that is “sense memory” and “emotional memory.”

You will have many concentrated hours to experience the Strasberg Method of actor training with one of the few Masters of Strasberg’s legacy.   

June 21st to June 27th

Daily, 12 noon to 6pm.

Cost: € TBA

Advanced Strasberg Method

with André Landzaat

Meeting weekly for 12 weeks, you will launch into classic Strasberg exercises that strengthen the actors instrument with the relaxation and sense memory exercises including an emotional memory. An emotional memory is a key to unlock your secret to your creativity.  You will go deeper into yourself and it will set you free.  You will work on a private moment, (possibly looked at in the first sessions as well), animal exercises for character study. Again possibly voice articulation and then hopefully you will bring all this work beautifully together in your scene study.

This Class is Full

Wednesdays 7pm – 10pm

Dates: January 22nd – 15th April 2020

12 weeks course

Cost: €790

Introduction to the Strasberg Technique

with André Landzaat

You will work on relaxation exercises, learning to release the mental and physical tension from your body, how to control your muscles and lessens your nervous tension, so that it won’t stand in the way of your performances.

We then move onto sense memory exercises, using all five senses, where you will awaken the mind and stimulate the imagination. Sensory reality will create true emotions and true concentration.

We work on synchronising the voice with the body, how to get rid of inhibitions and to be spontaneous through the “Song and Dance Exercise.”

Improvisation, which will help you to study the process of intention.  How to connect with your partner, how to listen, how you develop a sense of first time speaking and how to be spontaneous.  You will work on a monologue and voice.

This Class is Full

Thursdays 7pm – 10pm
January 23rd – 16th April 2020
(NOTE: 4th February class will by held on Tuesday 2nd February!)
12 weeks course
Cost: €760

These classes are for beginners, intermediate, advanced students, and professionals in the industry.

We will be working toward a stage performance or a filming of scenes in each Trimester.

Find out more about The Strasberg Technique


For the past 40 years, André has worked as an actor in Los Angeles and New York. He has worked this last 20 years for the Actors Studio and the Lee Strasberg Institute. He is one of their most respected teachers. André is native Dutch born and we welcome him home, and are honoured to have him work with us.    Read more about André.