Online Workshops

Study with the studio’s renowned faculty no matter where you are in the world! Live instruction acting classes through Zoom.

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 ryan@stellaadler.com in NYC or brandon@stellaadler.com in LA 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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Introductory Programs  Acting Technique Scene Study On-Camera  Voice & Speech Shakespeare Monologues


Introductory Programs


EVENING INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM
February 9th – April 1st, 2021 |  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays | 8 Weeks
7:00–10:00 PM (EST)  / 4:00–7:00 PM (PST)
Tuition: $1250

This foundation course is a taste of conservatory training giving emerging actors the opportunity to build solid fundamentals in Acting Technique, Scene Study, Movement, and Voice & Speech. Students will develop more fully as actors in this intensive, multi-disciplinary program.
Classes: Acting Technique, Scene Study, Movement, Voice & Speech and Improvisation.


WEEKEND INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM 
February 13th – April 11th, 2021 |  Saturdays & Sundays  |  8 Weeks
12:00–4:30 PM (EDT) / 9:00 AM–1:30 PM (PDT)
Tuition: $995

This foundation course is a taste of conservatory training giving emerging actors the opportunity to build solid fundamentals in Acting Technique, Scene Study, Movement, and Voice & Speech. Students will develop more fully as actors in this intensive, multi-disciplinary program.
Classes: Acting Technique, Scene Study, Movement, Voice & Speech


FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING
4 Weeks, 4 Classes
Tuition: $160

“Growth as an actor and growth as a human being are synonymous”. This ideal sits at the core of Fundamentals of Acting. New to acting? Curious about the artform? Why does the art of acting speak to you? What is the job description of an actor? What does it mean to breathe life into words that are not your own? And what is it to recreate the human experience and how does your humanity filter through a character? This is the process we will investigate in this 4 week course for beginner actors. Let’s grow.

Option 1:
January 13–February 3, 2021  |  Wednesdays
7:00 PM–9:00 PM (EST) / 4:00–6:00 PM (PST)  |  Instructor: Caitlyn McCain

Option 2:
March 10 – March 31, 2021 |  Wednesdays
7:00 PM–9:00 PM (EST) / 4:00–6:00 PM (PST)  |  Instructor: Caitlyn McCain


Acting Technique


RON BURRUS MASTER CLASS: Part 1 – Technique
6 Weeks, 18 Classes  |  Instructor: Ron Burrus
February  9th  – March 18th, 2021  |  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
2:00–5:00 PM (EST) / 11:00 AM–2:00 PM (PST)
Tuition (Participation): $750  |  Audit (Observe Only): $250
Audition Required

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.


ACTING TECHNIQUE 1: Foundation 
4 Weeks, 8 Classes
Tuition: $320

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.

Option 1:
January 12–February 5, 2020 |  Tuesdays & Thursdays
7 :00–9:00 PM (EST) / 4:00 – 7:00 PM (PST)  |  Instructor: Jane Fleiss

Option 2:
February 24th – March 19th, 2021  |  Wednesdays & Fridays
3:30–5:30 PM (EST) /12:30–2:30 PM (PST)  |  Instructor: Jane Fleiss

Option 3:
March 1 – March 24, 2021 | Mondays & Wednesdays
7 :00–9:00 PM (EST) / 4:00 – 7:00 PM (PST)  |  Instructor: Patrick Quagliano


ACTING TECHNIQUE 2: Deepening the Character 
4 Weeks, 8 Classes  |  Instructor: Jane Fleiss
Tuition: $320  |  Completion of Acting Technique 1 Required

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.

Option 1:
March 2nd – 29th, 2021  |  Tuesdays & Fridays
6:00–8:00 PM (EST)  / 3:00–5:00 PM (PST)


REAWAKENING TECHNIQUE (Alumni Class)
4 Weeks, 8 Classes  |  Instructor: Antonio Merenda
February 6-28, 2021  | Saturdays & Sundays
1:00–3:00 PM (EST)  / 10:00 AM–12:00 PM (PST)
Tuition: $320  |  Completion of the Conservatory/NYU Program Required

Has it been a while since you have been on the “porch”? Been in an airport lounge waiting for a flight to “St. Croix”? Are you still searching for your “ring”? Are you in a “middle” relationship with your acting? This Alumni Workshop is an opportunity to strengthen technique so you may fully experience your choices under the pressure of repetition. By using monologues and scenes, we will explore where the actor’s skills go during private preparation, so the work is sharp and strong. The goal is to use Script Interpretation, Existing in a Place with Behavior, Character and a Past, Justification and an Acting Score to find truth, relaxation and freedom in the writer’s material. This course is designed for alumni who have already completed the studio’s Acting Technique curriculum.


Scene Study


SCENE STUDY 1
4 Weeks, 8 Classes
Tuition: $320

This introductory level class focuses on process by exploring technique, monologues, and scene work to deepen the craft. This class is ideal for the actor seeking a strong foundation and to challenge themselves with material from produced scripts and screenplays.

Option 1:
January 12–February 5, 2021  |  Tuesdays & Thursdays
7:30–9:30 PM (EST) / 4:30–6:30 PM (PST) | Instructor: J. Claude Deering

Option 2:
February 9th – March 4th, 2021  |  Tuesdays & Thursdays
7:30–9:30 PM (EST) / 4:30–6:30 PM (PST) | Instructor: J. Claude Deering

Option 3:
February 23rd – March 18th, 2021  |  Tuesdays & Thursdays
7:30–10:00 PM (EST) / 4:30–7:00 PM (PST) | Instructor: Jon Korkes


SCENE STUDY 2
4 Weeks, 8 Classes
Tuition: $320  |  Invite Required

This class moves beyond the fundamentals of Scene Study 1. It is devoted entirely to contemporary scene work and provides a greater variety of characters and situations that take the actor’s skill to a higher level.

Option 1:
January 11–February 3, 2021  |  Mondays & Wednesdays
7:30–9:30 PM (EST) / 4:30–6:30 PM (PST)  |  Instructor: J. Claude Deering

Option 2:
February 22nd–March 17th, 2021 |  Mondays & Wednesdays
7:30–10:00 PM (EST) / 4:30–6:30 PM (PST)  |  Instructor: Jon Korkes


INTERMEDIATE SCENE STUDY with MIGUEL PEREZ
8 Weeks, 8 Classes  |  Instructor: Miguel Perez
February 22nd – April 12th, 2021  |  Mondays
2:00–5:00 PM (EST)  / 11:00 AM–2:00 PM (PST)
Tuition: $480  |   Audition or Invite Required

This intermediate scene study course is designed for the actor who has a basic technique, but is seeking a stronger foundation. Actors will analyze the text, the concept of active personalization, the specific creation of a character, emotional accessibility, and the ability to act on impulse with imagination and heart.


ADVANCED SCENE STUDY with MELISSA MAXWELL
8 Weeks, 8 Classes  |  Instructor: Melissa Maxwell
March 17–May 5, 2021  |  Wednesdays
7:00–10:00 PM (EST)  / 4:00–7:00 PM (PST)
Tuition: $480  |   Audition or Invite Required

This is a high-paced master class for working professionals and graduates to continue their artistic growth as they pursue their careers. Work on scenes, monologues and cold readings with the studio’s Director of Professional Development, Melissa Maxwell.


On-Camera Acting (Film & TV)


ON-CAMERA MASTER CLASS with TODD THALER
8 Weeks, 8 Classes  |  Instructor: Todd Thaler
Tuition: $480  |  Audition or Invite Required

This advanced workshop is a hybrid of on-camera scene study and audition technique for the trained actor with renowned casting director/acting teacher Todd Thaler. Through scene work and audition practices students will fine tune their on-camera technique while still sharpening and expanding their artistic and creative skill set.

Option 1:
February 24–April 14, 2021 |  Wednesdays
2:00 PM–5:00 PM (EST) / 10:00 AM–1:00 PM (PST)


ACTING FOR FILM & TELEVISION
Tuition: $480  |  Audition or Invite Required

This intermediate level class is an “immersion” experience in the techniques necessary to work in feature film as well as in television dramas and comedies. Working off of audition sides, students will learn to memorize scripts quickly, relax in front of a camera and “find themselves” in the roles they are playing; three skills necessary for success in feature film and television performance. This is not a class for beginners, previous actor training required.

Option 1:  4 Weeks, 8 Classes
January 12–February 4, 2021  |  Tuesdays & Thursdays
7 :00–10:00 PM (EST) / 4:00–7:00 PM (PST)  |  Instructor: Alberto Bonilla & Elizabeth Inghram

Option 2:  8 Weeks, 8 Classes
March 8–April 26, 2021  |  Mondays
7 :00–10:00 PM (EST) / 4:00–7:00 PM (PST)  |  Instructor: Alberto Bonilla & Elizabeth Inghram


SELF TAPE AUDITION TECHNIQUE
4 Weeks, 4 Classes  |  Instructor: John Lavelle
October 5–26, 2020  |  Mondays
9:00 PM–12:00 AM (EST) / 6:00–9:00 PM (PST)
Tuition: $200  |   Audition or Invite Required

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 selftape 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.


Voice & Speech


VOICE OVER 101
4 Weeks, 4 Classes  |  Instructor: Bruce Kronenberg
Tuition: $225

Taught by VO Instructor Bruce Kronenberg, Voice Over 101 is the most comprehensive voice over training you can get in New York City.  Covering every genre of VO (Radio Commercials, Television Commercials, Audiobook and Narration and Animation), learn how to use your new skills to make money.  The final class covers the Business of the Voice Over Business. Students receive MP3 files of their weekly work.

Option 1:
March 6–27, 2021  |  Saturdays
1:00–4:00 PM (EST) / 10:00 AM–1:00 PM (PST)


SOUND INTO ACTION: VOICE & MONOLOGUE
8 Weeks, 8 Classes  |  Instructor: Nicole Cowans
March 6–May 1, 2021 (Skips April 3rd) |  Saturdays
1:00–4:00 PM (EST) / 10:00 AM–1:00 PM (PST)
Tuition: $480

This class is a unique hybrid of voice and speech, language and text, and acting technique. One hour of voice exercises, followed by two hours of monologue work. Each actor will leave the class with fully realized, contrasting classical & contemporary speeches to add to their monologue portfolio.


BUILDING AN ACCENT
8 Weeks, 8 Classes | Tuition: $480
March 8–April 26,  2021 | Mondays
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (EST) / 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM (PST)

This class will both review the fundamentals of accent work, as well as prepare actors to take charge of their own accent process. Each actor will come away with a strong foundation in an often-requested contemporary accent (ex: British, US Southern, etc.) as well as with a breakdown of an accent of their own choosing, to respond to their personal casting needs. Prior speech training is a plus, though no experience in accent work or IPA training is required!
Instructor: Dayle Towarnicky


Shakespeare


I, TOO, SPEAK IN COLOR
4 Weeks, 8 Classes  |  Instructor: Steve Maurice Jones
April 6th–29th, 2021 |  Tuesdays & Thursdays
7:00 PM–9:00 PM (EST) / 4:00–6:00 PM (PST)
Tuition: $320

In this workshop, BIPOC 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!


SHAKESPEARE MONOLOGUE WORKSHOP
4 Weeks, 4 Classes  |  Instructor: Nike Doukas
March 10th – 31st, 2021  |  Wednesdays
5:00–7:00 PM (PDT) / 8:00–10:00 PM (EDT)
Tuition: $200  |  Audition (Shakespeare Monologue) or Invite Required

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

Monologue Classes for 2021 TBA


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 ryan@stellaadler.com in NYC or brandon@stellaadler.com in LA 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.

Online Workshops Application Form