Spring 2022 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. Looking for Online Classes? – Click Here

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 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.

Acting for Film & Television
w/ James Leo Ryan
8 Weeks, 8 Classes
May 24 – Jul 12, 2022 | Tuesdays | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM PT
Tuition: $450 | Audition or Invite Required

This intermediate level class will cover techniques necessary to demystify both the on-set environment and the on-camera audition.  Students will focus on scene objectives, intention, and action, and dive deep into character development.  Students will practice relaxation and spontaneity of body and voice, while simultaneously making strong, clear character choices appropriate for on-camera.  Students will also gain an understanding of the expectations of a professional on-camera audition and what happens after one has booked the job.

Building Character Intensive NEW
6 WEEKS | JULY 11 – AUGUST 19, 2022
Tuition: $1895 |  Audition or Invite Required

This course is an in-depth study into the creation of a character using the Stella Adler technique. 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.
CLASSES: Acting Technique, Scene Study, Script Interpretation, and Voice & Speech.

Ongoing Professional Workshop
with Rodney To
 | 4 Weeks, 4 Classes
May 8th – May 29th, 2022
Sundays | 6:00-9:00 PM PT
Tuition: $200/4 weeks, Zoom Audit: $50 / 4 weeks. Audition or Invite Required

The Ongoing Professional Workshop is a place for professionals to work between assignments. Scene study, technique, script interpretation and character development will all be explored in a workshop designed to challenge an experienced player’s skills in reading, analyzing, and performing a piece of dramatic or cinematic literature. Choices about character, intent, conflict and dramatic arc will be challenged, tested and challenged again via practical application (scene work), rehearsal exercises, and socratic method. Attendees are invited to bring in material for audition prep, performance prep, scene work or monologue work. Not only is this the place for established professionals to stay sharp, it is also a safe space for emerging artists to test themselves and perfect their craft in the company of veteran players.

Scene Study
with J. Claude Deering
| 8 Weeks, 8 Classes
Sundays | 6:00–9:00 PM PT
Tuition: $450

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:
June 5th – July 24th

Option 2:
August 7th – September 25th