Workshops

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2024 In-Person Workshops

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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.

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ONGOING PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP
4 Weeks, 4 Classes | Audition or Invite Required
Sundays | 6:00-9:00 PM PT
Tuition
New Students | $250
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $200
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $180

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 28th – February 18th
Option 2: February 25th – March 17th
Option 3: April 7th – April 28th
Option 4: May 5th – May 26th

INTRO TO SCENE STUDY
with J. Claude Deering
| 4 Weeks, 8 Classes
Thursdays and
Sundays | 6:00–9:00 PM PT
Dates: February 25th – March 21st
Tuition
New Students | $480
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $420
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $370

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!


LISTENING AND RESPONDING: DEVELOPING THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION
with SEAN SPANN

Fridays | 8 Weeks, 8 Classes
Dates: March 29th – May 17th | 6 PM – 9 PM PT
Tuition
New Students | $480
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $420
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $370

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.


SECRETS OF CHEKHOV
with Bruce Katzman

Tuesdays | 8 Weeks, 8 Classes | Audition or Invite Required
Dates: April 2nd – May 21st | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM PT
Tuition
New Students | $480
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $420
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $370

This course offers an in-depth look at Chekhov’s major plays (Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard), with an emphasis on Script Analysis, determining Objectives, and playing Actions. The mystery of Chekhov’s genius is revealed through a layer-by-layer exploration of Character Relationships and the Given Circumstances, and by the peeling away of extraneous, self-oriented acting impulses. The actor’s work becomes pure and simple and direct.

Bruce Katzman was a student of Stella Adler for five years and earned his MFA from the Yale School of Drama, He has taught workshops on the plays of Anton Chekhov in Oxford, England, in Denmark, and in Buenos Aires, Argentina as well as in New York City (Circle Rep Theatre School, Stella Adler Conservatory and the Actors Center, where he was a member of the Founding Faculty) and at the Yale School of Drama, Princeton, Williams College and the University of Scranton.

Chekhov is perhaps the greatest author in understanding of human beings. I would say he is my favorite author…and an entirely new system of performance had to be worked out because of him.”                   

—Stella Adler


One-Week Acting Technique Intensive
1 Week, 10 Classes | 4:30–8:30 PM PT 
Dates: April 15th – April 19th
Tuition
New Students | $400
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $360
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $300

This course is designed to serve as an introduction to the Adler point of view on Acting Technique, and to refresh students who have already studied it. Combining Foundational and Rehearsal Techniques, actors will cover the basic principles of imagination, imagery, living in space, building a past, playing actions, and justification alongside application of these elements into rehearsal with an author’s text.

CLASSES: Foundation Technique with William Bremer, Rehearsal Technique with Jane Fleiss

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