The Art of Acting Studio is the official Los Angeles home
of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York!
The Art of Acting Studio is an acting school and cultural center in Los Angeles. Its roots go back to Jacob P. Adler, one of the great actors of the American Yiddish Theater; to Stella Adler, legendary acting teacher and practitioner of modern acting technique; and also to Harold Clurman, cofounder of the Group Theater. The spirit that has animated the American acting landscape for the past 100 years infuses the Art of Acting Studio’s goals and mission, which revolves around the idea that growth as an actor and growth as a human being are synonymous.
The Art of Acting Studio upholds a unique focus in American actor training. Like Stella Adler, Harold Clurman, and Constantin Stanislavsky, the studio affirms that the primary function of acting is to uplift humanity. A successful student for the Art of Acting Studio is not necessarily one who becomes famous or rich, but one who connects to his or her deeper self and to our shared humanity. The school is a cultural center determined to train actors and support artists not despite but in the face of a world in crisis.