Online Workshops


Study with the Stella Adler Studio’s renowned faculty no matter where you are in the world! Live instruction acting classes through Zoom. For more information, please email Brandon English at

How to Apply:
1. New applicants should first submit an online application at: 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 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:

July 7 – August 13, 2020 – Audition or Invite Required
6 Weeks, 3 Classes a Week, 18 Classes Total
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
LA: 11:00am – 2:00pm PDT / NYC: 2pm – 5pm EDT
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.
Instructor: Ron Burrus

I TOO, SPEAK IN COLOR w/ Steve Maurice Jones
4 Weeks, 8 Classes (on-going)
Tuition: $320
August 11th – September 3rd, 2020
Tuesdays & Thursdays, LA: 4pm – 6pm PDT / NYC: 7pm – 9pm EDT
In this workshop, students will explore the work of William Shakespeare and employ practical, active, grounded application of acting and language technique to bring it to bold life. We will discuss the history of Shakespearean actors of color and keep the path clear for a future of Shakespearean actors of color. In a learning environment designed to be comprised of people and minds of color, we will seek to strip away the Euro-centric Shakespearean lens, through which BIPOC actors have often felt intimidated and alienated. By fostering a space for comfort and ownership for the actor of color In Shakespeare, we will help to paint colorful life onto the words of Shakespeare!

August 5th – 28th, 2020 – Audition or Invite Required
4 Weeks, 8 Classes
Wednesdays & Fridays LA: 10am – 12pm PDT / NYC: 1pm – 3pm EDT
Tuition: $320
This Master Class focuses on working in film and television, through in-depth exploration of the character’s needs and translating that understanding into performance.

August 3rd – 26th, 2020
4 Weeks, 8 Classes
Mondays & Wednesdays, LA: 4pm-6pm PDT / NYC: 7pm-9pm EDT
Tuition (Participate): $320
Audit (Observe Only): $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.
Instructor: Jane Fleiss

ACTING TECHNIQUE 2: Deepening the Character
August 4th – 27th, 2020
4 Weeks, 8 Classes
Tuesdays & Thursdays, LA: 4pm-6pm PDT / NYC: 7pm-9pm EDT
Tuition: $320
Requirement: Actor must have completed Acting Technique 1 OR an equivalent course.
Creating a meaningful, personal and profound background for a character is a necessity for truthfulness Onstage 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 play in a personal and profound way, while serving the author’s intention. 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.
Instructor: Jane Fleiss

4 Weeks, 8 Classes (on-going)
Tuition: $320
 August 4th – 27th, 2020
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:30pm – 9:30pm PDT / 10:30pm – 12:30am EDT
Returning Students: August 3rd – 26th, 2020
Mondays & Wednesdays from 4:30pm – 6:30pm PDT / 7:30pm – 9:30pm EDT
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.)

August 3rd – 26th, 2020 – Audition or Invite Required
4 Weeks, 8 Classes
Mondays & Wednesdays, LA: 12pm – 2pm PDT / NYC: 3pm – 5pm EDT
Tuition: $320
This intermediate course offers students the opportunity to zero in on and refine the foundational 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.
Instructor: Paul Takacs

August 5th – 26th, 2020 – Audition or Invite Required
4 Weeks, 4 Classes
Wednesdays, LA: 2pm – 4pm PDT / NYC: 5pm – 7pm EDT
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

August 5th – 26th, 2020 – Audition (Shakespeare Monologue) or Invite Required
4 Weeks, 4 Classes
Wednesdays, LA: 5pm – 7pm PDT / NYC: 8pm – 10pm EDT
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!

August 4th – 27th, 2020
4 Weeks, 8 Classes
Tuesdays & Thursdays, LA: 4pm-6pm PDT / NYC: 7pm-9pm EDT
Tuition: $320
This course invites the actor to explore the monologue process from preparation through performance, with particular focus on the vitality of moment-to-moment experience and the full pursuit of actions. The goal is to create provocative characters that animate the text and uniquely showcase the actor.
Actors are required to come with several choices of contrasting character monologues which they feel highlight their range and versatility. The monologues are to be chosen from both classic and contemporary plays with themes of love, betrayal, or obsession. Decisions as to which characters the actor will explore will be made by the instructor and based on originality and suitability. The intrinsic value in this communal exploration is that creative discoveries made by one actor are applicable to all. Instructor: H. Richard Greene

August 10th – 31st, 2020 – Audition or Invite Required
4 Weeks, 4 Classes (on-going)
Mondays, LA: 6pm- 9pm PDT / NYC: 9pm-12am EDT
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.