Summer Chekhov Intensive

Dates: July 8 – August 9, 2019
Duration: 5 Weeks, 30 Hours a Week
Tuition: $3250
Early Bird Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

“He who masters Chekhov masters all of modern realism.” – Stella Adler

In accordance with Stella Adler’s words, the Stella Adler Studio has created an advanced-level intensive which endeavors to illuminate modern realism through the lens of its greatest practitioner. Ms. Adler loved and valued actors versed in modern realism, who could deliver rich text often in opposition to what was intended. The course is centered on Chekhov Scene Study, supplemented by daily physical and vocal work. Offered in the summer only, this is a five-week, 30-hour per week intensive designed for the advanced actor.

Admission Information

Admission to the Chekhov Intensive is by interview and audition. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Student visas for international study are not available for this program at this time. Only US Citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible to apply.

Applicant must submit the following:

  1. A completed Online Application Form
  2. Headshot (Photo) and Resume
  3. A $45 non-refundable application fee (payable to Stella Adler Studio of Acting)


The audition should consist of one contemporary or realism based monologue no longer than 90 seconds in length. Phone Interviews and Video Auditions are acceptable, if necessary. After the interview and audition have taken place, applicants will be formally notified by phone regarding their acceptance in the program.

Master Teacher Sam Schacht on the Chekhov Intensive