of Dramatic Art

Shelley Mitchell

Duse Studio of Dramatic Art

at The Complex Hollywood

6472 Santa Monica Blvd.

Hollywood CA, 90038

(424) 209-9822

Duse Studio

Method Acting  with

Duse Studio

is named after the great Italian actress Eleonora Duse. Born in 1858 to a family of itinerant actors, Duse was fundamental to the birth of modern acting as we know it. Both Stanislavsky and Lee Strasberg cite her as the inspiration for their methods. ...So powerful was her acting that during her 1893 tour of the USA the word 'doozy' became a part of the American vernacular.

Duse was the innovator of a technique she described as "the elimination of self". Akin to the Buddhist ideas of non-attachment and mindfulness, she writes that her technique allowed her to internally connect with the character she was portraying and free her spirit from mind and ego so that emotional expression could take over.

Method Acting Class For Film in Los Angeles

Old School Training in Hollywood

"She's the real deal!"  -SEAN PENN

Student Projects

Shelley Mitchell has been teaching acting for 25+ years. She is best known as an actress for her performance piece Talking with Angels: Budapest 1943 which was featured at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

​​• Scene Study
• Script Analysis

• Sense Memory

• Dramatic Improv

• Meisner Repetition
• Comedy Method Acting

• How to sound unscripted

• How to make powerful choices

• How to be learning 24/7

• Personal Balance

• Wellness

Private Coaching
• Audition Prep and/or taping

• On-set coach
• Monthly Mentoring Intensive

​• Presentation and Media

Shelley Mitchell


Duse Studio