The majority of actors of Arlekin Players Theatre started (and still continue) their acting education at Igor Golyak Acting Studio.
Founded in the spirit of such Master Acting Teachers as Konstantin Stanislavsky, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Michael Chekhov, and Alexander Tairov, Igor Golyak Acting Studio looks to carry on the tradition of Russian acting methods.
The Studio focuses on helping actors to marry physical action and psychological connection to create a fully-formed performance. These techniques, and an actor’s experience with them, will create a more emotionally linked actor with a greater depth and consistency.
Students study with Arlekin Theatre artistic director Igor Golayk and guest teachers from leading American and Russian theater schools.
Studio offers the following workshops and classes:
Studio also offers free assessments by appointment.
Here are just a few of many testimonials from students of “Igor Golyak Acting Studio”.
“Best acting studio in New England that carries traditions of Stanislavsky forward. The insight, the depth, the knowledge and dedication of Igor Golyak are unsurpassed!”
— Naira Zakaryan
“Attentive acting coach who strives to understand the strengths and weaknesses of his students and builds them up from their personal base. I look forward to classes every week.”
— Ian Gatheca
“… I’ve spent lots of money on acting classes that try to teach students how to be other people. This class focused on using yourself in the work you are doing. As actors, it s our job to portray the truth. The Stanislavsky system showed me how and where to find it.”
— Elisa Abatsis
“If you love theatre and want to try acting this place is for you! You will become a part of a wonderful and talented family called Igor Golyak Acting Studio! Igor’s teaching techniques will help you discover yourself and your potential. At the same time you learn how to feel, hear and see your fellow students and become a one living organism on stage!”
— Rimma Gluzman