Online Classes

Study with the Stella Adler Studio’s renowned faculty no matter where you are in the world! The studio is delighted to announce the launch of online courses through Zoom by faculty from both the Stella Adler Studio in New York and Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles. We have already trained the faculty, developed curriculum and we have been conducting our spring classes on the platform with meaningful curricular results. For more information, please email Brandon English at brandon@stellaadler.com.

How to Apply:
1. New applicants should first submit an online application at: https://ste-web.scansoftware.com/cafeweb/tapestry?page=online-classes. Once we receive your application we will contact you to schedule your entrance interview appointment.
2. If you are a former student within the past two years, please check with brandon@stellaadler.com as you might not need to submit a new application.
3. If you are applying for a course that requires an audition, please submit a video link to either a performance of a contemporary/realism monologue or a demo reel to this Google Form: https://forms.gle/3Fi8dLWz5zwae6Ei6


OUR QUEER PAST, THEATRE, AND YOU w/ Abe Zapata Jr.
NEXT UPCOMING SESSION TBD
Tuition: $200
Over the course of four weeks students will write and develop a 5-10 minute play dealing with Queer History. From Stonewall and Mexico City’s “Dance of the 41”, to historical figures like Sylvia Rivera and James Baldwin, the workshop will introduce students to different moments from Queer history and learn to develop creative ideas for an original piece to be presented at the end of four weeks. Whether it’s a two to three person scene or a one person show, the untold stories from Queer history are endless. The workshop will hone in on the students personal writing style, whether it’s comedic, dramatic, or abstract,  and allow students to use Theater as a form of free artistic expression. At the very end, we will be having a Zoom reading of all the plays.

SELF-TAPE TECHNIQUE with John Lavelle
NEXT UPCOMING SESSION TBD
Tuition: $160
During this time, opportunities for auditions and showcases are being presented online, and it is important for actors to present themselves in a memorable and engaging way through their self tapes. This class will teach actors the elements of a good self-tape and will help build their confidence on how they present themselves to the virtual industry. After learning the fundamentals, students will be receiving feedback from a Casting Director, Show Runner, or Writer.

INTRODUCTION TO SCENE STUDY w/ J. Claude Deering
4 Weeks, 8 Classes (on-going)
New Students:
July 7th – July 30th, 2020, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30pm – 9:30pm PDT / 10:30pm – 12:30am EDT
Returning Students:
July 6th – July 29th, 2020, Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6:30pm PDT / 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm EDT
Tuition: $320
During this time, opportunities for auditions and showcases are being This beginner to intermediate class focuses on process by exploring technique, monologues, and scene work to deepen the craft. This class is ideal for the actor seeking to strengthen their foundation and to challenge themselves with material from theatre and film (and sometimes TV.)

ON-CAMERA MASTERCLASS w/ Philip C. Mackenzie
June 10th – July 3rd, 2020 – Audition or Invite Required
4 Weeks, 8 Classes (on-going)
New Students: Wednesdays & Fridays, 10am – 12pm PDT (New York: 1pm-3pm EDT)
Returning Students: NEXT UPCOMING SESSION TBD
Tuition: $320
This Master Class focuses on working in film and television, through in-depth exploration of the character’s need and translating that understanding into performance.  This class is taught by renowned actor and director, Philip Charles MacKenzie.

RON BURRUS ONLINE MASTER CLASS
July 7th – August 13th, 2020 – Audition or Invite Required
6 Weeks, 3 Classes a Week, 18 Classes Total
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
NYC: 2pm – 5pm EDT (LA: 11:00am – 2:00pm PDT)
Tuition (Participation): $650
Audit (Observe Only): $250
Explore the language and principles of acting technique developed by Stella Adler®, including action, imagination, circumstance, and justification in an intensive-style format with Master Teacher Ron Burrus. This 6-week intensive is ideal for the committed actor who is looking to learn and enrich their craft. Students will explore acting technique in the shortest amount of time with the highest results.  Ron Burrus is considered the greatest living exponent of Stella Adler’s work, having taught beside her for over a decade. 


Classes offered by our NYC Campus:

ONLINE SCENE STUDY with Paul Takacs
July 6th – July 29th, 2020 – Audition or Invite Required
4 Weeks, 8 Classes
Mondays & Wednesdays, NYC: 3pm – 5pm EDT (LA: 12pm – 2pm PDT)
Tuition: $320
This intermediate course offers students the opportunity to zero in on and refine the foundation elements of their acting technique via the “virtual studio”. Rather than focusing on physical staging, students will learn to activate a piece of text and hone in on the building blocks of characterization and interplay- objectives, stakes, and purpose driven action choices- and assert them through the practical realization of selected scenes from contemporary plays. Removing the concern for physical staging will help actors focus on the clarity and delivery of their lines as well as the vivid execution of the intentions behind the words they speak.

ACTING TECHNIQUE I w/ Jane Fleiss
July 6th – 29th, 2020
4 Weeks, 8 Classes
Mondays & Wednesdays, NYC: 7pm-9pm EDT (LA: 4pm-6pm PDT)
Participant Tuition: $320, Auditor Tuition: $100
Explore the language and principles of Stella Adler’s approach to acting, including action, circumstance, and justification, rooted in the power of the imagination. Actors will develop a foundation from which to build themselves as actors as well as human beings.

ACTING TECHNIQUE II: Deepening the Character w/ Jane Fleiss
July 7th – July 30th, 2020
4 Weeks, 8 Classes – Actor must have studied Acting Technique 1 or Equivalent Technique Class
Tuesdays & Thursdays, NYC: 7pm-9pm EDT (LA: 4pm-6pm PDT)
Tuition: $320
Creating a meaningful, personal and profound background for a character is a necessity for truthfulness On Stage or On Camera. In this class the actor will learn to create a psychological background for their character in order to experience the text of a scene or a play in a personal and profound way, while serving the author’s intention. The actor will learn to create the character’s memories that live under the lines, so that the character’s experiences are alive and specific. Play analysis, monologue work and specific character exercises will be used to explore the deeper meaning of the text and the actor’s role in relation to the author’s larger theme.

AUDITION TECHNIQUE for TELEVISION
July 8th – July 29th, 2020 – Audition or Invite Required
4 Weeks, 4 Classes
Wednesdays, NYC: 5pm – 7pm EDT (LA: 2pm – 4pm PDT)
Tuition: $200
This is an intermediate-level class for people who are wanting to up their TV audition game. The class will focus on genres and showrunners of popular styles on television. How do you tailor your audition more specifically so that you are living in the world of of the show, even if it’s a show that has not yet aired? And, how do you quickly tap into the style and world of the show while still staying true to who you are as an actor? By the end of the class students will have a better knowledge of current genres and showrunners in television, as well as a sharper understanding of how to self-tape and be in the world of the shows they are auditioning for.
Instructors: Alberto Bonilla and Elizabeth Inghram

SHAKESPEARE MONOLOGUE WORKSHOP w/ Nike Doukas
July 8th – July 29th, 2020 – Audition (Shakespeare Monologue) or Invite Required
4 Weeks, 4 Classes
Wednesdays, NYC: 8pm – 10pm EDT (LA: 5pm – 7pm PDT)
Tuition: $160
Shakespeare festivals and theatre companies always look for actors with classical chops. In this four week course, students will learn the fundamentals of verse and how to apply them to their monologue. Students will learn how to shape a monologue so that it has texture and character and clarity. Students will also learn what auditors are looking for, and how to make the audition experience one that they can control. In each class, students will share their monologues, get feedback on memorized pieces, and learn from watching others. Don’t ever get caught unprepared to show yourself at your best!

MONOLOGUE TECHNIQUE with Patrick Quagliano
July 7th – July 30th, 2020
4 Weeks, 8 Classes
Tuesdays & Thursdays, NYC: 7pm-9pm EST (LA: 4pm-6pm PST)
Tuition: $320
This class synthesizes monologue coaching with technique exercises that explore the language and principles of Stella Adler’s approach to acting, including action, circumstance, and justification. Students will learn how to “put it all together.”

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