The Stella Adler Outreach Division at the Art of Acting Studio provides free actor-training to inner-city youth and undeserved populations. Outreach aims to empower participating students through craft. This is achieved through four major initiatives:
- Adler Youth
- School Partnerships
- Community Organization Collaborations
In New York City since 2004, nearly 4,000 have been served. In Los Angeles, the Stella Adler Outreach Program has begun many pilot programs, including a program with women inmates at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, and a program for teens in alcohol and drug recovery at Phoenix House Academy. Stay tuned for more information on these programs.
The Outreach Division helps to fulfill the Studio’s mission to create an environment that nurtures theater artists who value humanity as their first priority by diversifying the student body and creating an environment for all students to become actors like Stella Adler and those in the Group Theater – actors who are socially and consciously aware and whose awareness contributes to their ability to act passionately.
Benicio del Toro, Honorary Chair