Jack garfein 
director, master teacher

Jack Garfein is the name and creative force behind the Jack Garfein Studio. His experience is unparalleled, both as a teacher and director. He has worked with a who’s who of twentieth-century acting, especially those associated with The Actors Studio, the West Coast arm of which Garfein founded. He has directed stage productions around the world, working directly with such playwrights as Samuel Beckett, Sean O'Casey, Eugene Ionesco, Arthur Miller, and William Inge. Garfein has been teaching the craft and art of acting for the past 40 years in Paris, New York, London, Berlin, Madrid, and Vienna. 


artistic assistant - new york

Paul Skye Lehrman is a native New Yorker and professional actor. Since meeting Jack Garfein in his intensive acting workshop five years ago, Paul has been Jack’s creative assistant and right-hand man. This past year Paul accompanied Jack to London and Poland to assist in Jack’s master classes. Paul has been training for close to a decade and he continuously works on his craft at The Actors Studio, where he has been attending sessions for three years. His current projects can be found at paulskyelehrman.com.



Helene Pivette is a professional actress, who has been working with the Paris branch of the Jack Garfein Studio for more than ten years and has become an instrumental part of the team. She also worked as an assistant director on the production of An Address to an Academy by Franz Kafka, adapted and directed by Jack Garfein at the Mathurins Theater in Paris. Recently, she observed several classes at the Actors Studio NY, as a guest. Helene is currently working on a one-woman show Out of My Life. For more information on Helene's past and current projects, see helenepivette.com


Maral Tatar
Administrative Assistant

Maral Tatar is an actress, singer, and model born in Istanbul, Turkey. She had her theatrical debut at the age of 6. Since that first encounter with theater, Maral’s love for acting has become an integral part of her life. She has worked on several short films and independent projects while continuing her studies at the HB Studio and Jack Garfein Studio. Maral handles the all-important administrative workflow of the Studio and helps the team to stay on top of day-to-day tasks. You can email Maral at hello@jackgarfeinstudio.com with any organizational questions. For more information on Maral's creative work, see www.maraltatar.wix.com/maraltatar