The Stella Adler Outreach Division provides free actor-training to inner-city youth and underserved populations. Outreach aims to empower participating students through craft. In Los Angeles, this is achieved through two major partnerships with Five Keys Charter School and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) and with Phoenix House Academy.

In partnership with Five Keys Charter School and LASD the Outreach Division serves women inmates at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility and young adults at Pitchess Detention Center. Outreach works with Phoenix House Academy to provide a program for teens in alcohol and drug recovery.

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.


Advisory Board

Benicio del Toro, Honorary Chair
Whoopi Goldberg
Herb Kohl
Matthew Modine
Julianne Moore