Sean Rose is the founder of Grok Acting Studio: /ˈgrok/ To understand so thoroughly that the observer becomes a part of the observed—to merge, blend, intermarry, lose identity in group experience. Feeling there were few truly artistically driven forums for actors to train, he was inspired to create the Grok Acting Studio
“I believe an actor’s experience each week in session should be a microcosm of all of the sacrifice, struggle, energy, effort, and risk they have already given in just moving to Los Angeles or New York in committing to this great art of the human condition. In each session, actors experience a range of real and meaningful life born out of this risk. These journeys contain depth, danger, excitement, and as artists we learn to express this “life of the human spirit” through the words of the characters. There are no gurus here but we want those who are guiding actors to be capable and willing to do what they are asking the actors to do. There is no one right way or one technique, but a unique path for each actor. Our hope to shine a light on the capacity for the rich, meaningful, and deep life that the actor already contains. Ideally, the word ‘teaching’ in this art could be done away with, perhaps it is more of an unlearning of the rules and restrictions we have brought with us once we decide to be actors, to be human.”
His actors have starred in and auditioned for major films and franchises for WB, CW, CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, DISNEY, to just name a few. His students have also studied under great architects of craft such as Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Bobby Lewis, Harold Clurman and have attended top theater college programs such as Northwestern, NYU Tisch, UCLA, USC, RADA, Rose Bruford U.K., Rutgers, University of the Arts, Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYFA, etc..
Sean Rose credits the teachings and contributions left by Konstantin Stanislavsky, Lee Strasberg, Robert Lewis, Harold Clurman, Stella Adler, Sanford Mesiner, Uta Hagen, Richard Boleslavsky, Maria Ouspenskaya, Arthur Penn, Elia Kazan, Kim Stanley, Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, to name a few.