The Stella Adler Outreach Division provides free actor-training to inner-city youth and under-served populations. Outreach aims to empower participating students through craft. In Los Angeles, this is achieved through three major partnerships with Five Keys Charter School and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD), Five Keys Charter School & Los Angeles LGBT Center, and with Phoenix House Academy.
In partnership with Five Keys Charter School and LASD the Outreach Division serves incarcerated women at the Lynwood Correctional Facility and young adult men at the Pitchess Detention Center. Outreach works with Phoenix House Academy to provide a program for teens in alcohol and drug recovery and through Five Keys Charter School at the Covenant House Los Angeles, working with young adults ages 16-24 dealing with homelessness. Also in conjuction with Five Keys Charter School, the studio provides on-going programming at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
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