The Hypothesis

At the risk of starting a Tisch Drama culture war, I’m going to go out on a limb and say each Drama studio does indeed have its own personality. It’s own essence if you will. If so, I hypothesize we can capture that essence in some form for non-Drama students to better understand when their Drama counterparts inevitably slip into a conversation about their studios. Here is a Spotify playlist, curated by some fellow Drama students and myself, that we think best encapsulates each studio’s DNA.

The Studio and the Song

Stella Adler Studio of Acting- “bury a friend” by Billie Eilish

Atlantic Acting School- “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons

Experimental Theater Wing- “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

The Meisner Studio- “Replay” by Iyaz

New Studio on Broadway- “Waving Through a Window” by Dear Evan Hansen

Playwrights Horizons Theater School- “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots

Production & Design Studio- “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele

Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute- “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers

Stonestreet Screen Acting & Production Studios- “Empire State of Mind” by Alicia Keys

The Classical Studio- “Für Elise” by Ludwig van Beethoven


Hailing from Las Vegas, Rohun is a third-year Drama student with a minor in the Business, Entertainment, Media, and Technology. Alongside the Admissions Ambassador program, he has been active in the Tisch Undergraduate Student Council, All Asian Arts Alliance, and Tisch Arts Rep. Core. He is a hot chocolate connoisseur, Monopoly enthusiast, and is always on the hunt for a good slice of pizza.