Online Teen Courses

Online Acting Workshops for Teens (ages 14-18)

Online courses for the serious young actor (ages 14-18) no matter where you are in the world! Study with AOA’s sister school, the Stella Adler Studio remotely through live Zoom sessions. Online classes are open to both US Residents and International Actors.



Online Teen Summer Conservatory

5 Weeks, $2000
Monday-Friday, 20 Hours a Week
July 6 – August 7, 2020
The Stella Adler Online Summer Teen Conservatory is a five week, twenty-hour-per-week intensive for 14-18 year olds held Monday through Friday. This demanding program is based on the conviction that young actors can be trained with the same rigor and discipline as adults.

Summer New Works Performance Intensive

5 Weeks, $2000
Monday-Friday, 21 Hours a Week
July 6 – August 8, 2020
Students spend the 5 weeks of this performance-focused online intensive immersed in a rigorous and challenging rehearsal process that culminates in public performances. This intensive includes working on original material written specifically for the teens by playwrights commissioned by the studio.



5 Weeks, $375
Fridays, July 10 – August 7, 2020 from 3:30pm-6:30pm
The Musical Theater Teen Workshop gives young actors a chance to explore Musical Theater interpretation and performance in a digital format. As performances move online, we will look at the best ways for students to embrace new online performance and audition medium’s like Zoom and self taping. We will explore audition material that students can execute with confidence and reflects their uniqueness and, by the end of the session, students will have a 16 and 32 bar audition video that they can use in the future. We will showcase you as an actor who sings! We will also look at the best way to represent yourself when singing online or on social media.

ACTING TECHNIQUE with Associate Head-of-Acting Alice Saltzman
4 Weeks, Saturdays from 9am-11am PDT
Dates: August Dates TBD
Tuition: $160
This Stella Adler® program explores 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.

SCENE STUDY with Rebecca Nelson
4 Weeks, Saturdays from 11am-1pm PDT
Dates: August Dates TBD
Tuition: $160
Through etudes, analysis and acting exercises, students will explore the creation of characters through relationships, objectives and circumstances from scenes in contemporary plays.

4 Weeks, Saturdays from 12pm-2pm PDT
Dates: August Dates TBD
Tuition: $160
From sides, to cold reads, to commercial copy, the class will cover how an actor prepares for professional auditions. The class will also help to demystify the audition process with students working through material every week.

4 Weeks, Sundays from 11am-1pm PDT
Dates: August Dates TBD
Tuition: $160
Learn exercises to center your breath, support your sound, engage your articulation and ultimately empower your speaking voice! Students will apply the work to text of their choosing–poem, speech or monologue.

IMPROVISATION with Andy Schneeflock
4 Weeks, Saturdays from 8am-10am PDT
Dates: August Dates TBD
Tuition: $160
Improv (or Improvisation) is the practice of creating, composing or performing with little or no preparation. It is the art of learning how to agree in a situation that might seem abnormal or confrontational. Agreeing with a situation leads to discovery, collaboration & forward momentum. It unleashes unknown depths of creativity. It enhances one’s ability to think outside the box easily. In this workshop, students will explore the basic principles of improv and discover how they can enhance their work as performers and support their overall wellbeing in moving forward in our new online reality. And it’ll be a lot of fun.

How to Apply to Workshops

New Students:
Admission to the Teen Online Courses is by entrance interview with the Director of Teen Programs. Applicants must be 14-18 years of age. To schedule an interview, please complete a Teen Online Courses Application Form first. Once the application is received, the administration will contact you to schedule an interview appointment. There is no commitment made when submitting the form.
Application Form Link:

Returning Students:
Current or former students of the Stella Adler Studio do not need to submit a new application. Please email for approval.