Workshops

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2023 In-Person Workshops

UPDATE: At this time, the Art of Acting Studio is returning a limited number of workshops back to the facility for in-person classes. In order to be eligible for any in-person workshops, actors must be FULLY VACCINATED from COVID-19 and be able to submit proof of their COVID-19 Vaccination to the studio.

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How to Apply
1. New applicants should first submit an online application here. 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 william@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.


SCENE STUDY
with J. Claude Deering
| 8 Weeks, 8 Classes
Sundays | 6:00–9:00 PM PT
Tuition
New Students | $450
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $400
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $350

This class is a scene study workout that uses challenging scenes from theatre and film (and sometimes TV) scripts to explore technique and deepen acting craft. This Stella Adler® program will challenge actors with exercises specific to each student’s performance and the scene they are exploring, and provide tools to add to the actor’s arsenal. This class is on-going and geared towards long-term development, as well as useful for a periodic refresher and tune-up!

Option 1: February 5th – April 2nd (Skips March 26th)

Option 2: June 4th – July 30th (Skips July 2nd) 

Option 3: September 10th – October 29th


ONGOING PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP
4 Weeks, 4 Classes | Audition or Invite Required
Sundays | 6:00-9:00 PM PT
Tuition
New Students | $200
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $180
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $150

The Ongoing Professional Workshop is a place for professionals to work. This class will explore in-depth Scene Study, 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. The intrinsic value of this communal exploration is that creative discoveries made by one actor are applicable to all.

Instructor: Miguel Perez
Option 1: January 15 – February 5th (4 weeks)
Option 2: February 12th – March 5th (4 weeks)
Option 3: March 12th – April 2nd (4 weeks)
Instructor: H. Richard Greene
Option 4: April 16th – May 7th (4 weeks)
Option 5: May 14th – June 4th (4 weeks)
Option 6: June 11th – July 2nd (4 weeks)
Instructor: Dayo Ade
Option 7: July 9th – July 30th (4 weeks)
Option 8: August 6th – August 27th (4 weeks)
Instructor: Art Manke
Option 9: September 10th – October 1st (4 weeks)
Option 10: October 8th – October 29th (4 weeks)

LISTENING AND RESPONDING: DEVELOPING THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION
with SEAN SPANN
Fridays | 8 Weeks, 8 Classes
Dates: February 24th – April 21st (Skips March 24th) | 3 PM – 6 PM PT
Tuition
New Students | $450
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $400
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $350

This class combines Movement and Scene Work  in order to develop and deepen listening skills, and trust in impulsive choices. Actors will work to develop a connection to physical impulses without the hindrance of self-consciousness, self-awareness, or
over-analysis. Through scene work, actors will create a stronger sense of ‘listening and responding from where they are’. The work will encourage each student to embrace the effect the other person is having on them, and to the strengthen confidence and effectiveness of their impulses.


SOLO PERFORMANCE GENERATION
with Giovanni Ortega
Mondays and Saturdays | 4 Weeks, 8 Classes
Dates: April 3rd – April 29th | 3 PM – 6 PM PT
Tuition
New Students | $450
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $400
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $350

This class is a venture for the artist to discover & experience full expression by integrating writing, storytelling, and performance, as well as various theatrical pedagogy-based solo performance methodologies. Students will be lead in a bi-weekly process generating dramatic theory, thematic writing, script self-analysis-to-performance of solo works. The artist is encouraged to develop and generate their craft from a one-person performative lens.


BUILDING CHARACTER INTENSIVE
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays | 6 Weeks, 18 Classes | Audition or Invite Required
Dates: May 8th – June 16th | 3 PM – 6 PM PT
Tuition
New Students | $1900
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $1700
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $1500

This course is an in-depth study into the creation of a character using the Stella Adler approach to acting. Through classes in Script Interpretation, Acting Technique, Scene Study, and Voice & Speech, the student will awaken their imagination, discover circumstances below the surface of the script, and gain the tools necessary to make their choices bold, truthful, and doable.


ON-CAMERA WEEKEND INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM
Saturdays | 8 Weeks, 16 Classes
Dates: September 16th – November 4th | 12 PM – 4:30 PM PT
Tuition
New Students | $650
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $585
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $490

This foundation course is a taste of conservatory training specifically focused on working in front of a camera. Through Acting Technique and Acting for Film & Television, students will develop a way of working that is specific, doable, and engaging to watch on screen.
CLASSES: Acting Technique, Acting for Film & Television

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