Arts Justice

The Stella Adler Outreach Division

The Stella Adler Outreach Division provides free actor-training to inner-city youth and underserved populations. Outreach aims to empower participating students through craft. This is achieved through four major initiatives:

  1. Adler Youth
  2. Summer Shakespeare
  3. School Partnerships
  4. Community Organization Collaborations

Since 2004 nearly 4,000 New Yorkers have been served. The newly formalized Adler Ambassador program allows conservatory students and alumni to serve as volunteers and apply their craft through the Outreach Division’s field work.

The Outreach Division helps to fulfill the Studio’s mission to create an environment that nurtures theater artists who value humanity as their first priority by diversifying the student body and creating an environment for all students to become actors like Stella Adler and those in the Group Theater – actors who are socially and consciously aware and whose awareness contributes to their ability to act passionately.

Advisory Board

Benicio del Toro, Honorary Chair
Whoopi Goldberg
Herb Kohl
Matthew Modine
Julianne Moore