Alumni News

The Stella Adler Studio invites all alumni to keep in touch after graduation. Please contact the studio to let us know what is going on in your life, whether it is related to acting or not by filling out the Alumni News Submission. And please know that you are always welcome at the studio, whether at student shows, special events or just to stop in to say hello.

Kathy Connolly appointed Artistic Director of Holmdel Theatre Company

September 18, 2018

Congratulations to Kathy Connolly, who has been appointed Artistic Director of the Holmdel Theatre Company in Middletown, NJ. “I look forward to growing the theater with new professionals, community awareness, and student collaboration,” she said.

John Edgar Barker (’18) receives acclaim for role in AGNES at 59E59

September 13, 2018

Congrats to John Edgar Barker (Class of 2018) on his acclaimed performance in Lesser America’s AGNES by Catya McMullen playing at 59E59 Theaters through the end of this month! The New York Times raves “Mr. Barker is remarkably magnetic, limning Charlie’s unease and yearning in a performance that allows him to be funny and sympathetic but never pitiful.”

Nicole Kang (’15) stars in Lifetime’s ‘You’

September 9, 2018

Nicole Kang (Class of 2015) stars in the new Lifetime series You, premiering September 9 2018. Nicole plays the role of Lynn.

Ayla Combes (’17) Presents New Work at Barn Arts Collective

August 9, 2018

Ayla Combes (Class of 2017) presents her original work The Worker Must Have Bread, but She Must Have Roses Too (Writer/Director), featuring fellow Adler alumni Irina Bravo, Gilda Mercado, Yessi Hernández, Jatnna Marte, Marianly Tejadaand and Siw Laurent as part of the Barn Arts Collective in Maine on August 11th. An all-immigrant and all-female cast brings new life to the story of the young factory workers who were victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire in 1911. More info at:

Jane Levy (’10) Stars in Hulu’s “Castle Rock”

July 25, 2018

Jane Levy (Class of 2010) stars in the new JJ Abrams & Stephen King helmed Hulu series Castle Rock. Levy will be playing the role of Jackie, the death-obsessed self-appointed historian of Castle Rock. The season premieres July 25th.

Donna Murphy Returns to Broadway’s “HELLO, DOLLY”

July 22, 2018

After rave reviews last season, alum Donna Murphy returns to Broadway’s Shubert stage today in HELLO, DOLLY as the title role of Dolly Gallagher Levi. She will also be performing on July 29, August 5, 12, 19 and 20. Be sure to catch her STUNNING performance!

Jeff Ward (’09) becomes series regular on Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

July 21, 2018

It has been announced that Jeff Ward (Class of 2009) who plays Deke Shaw in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will now be a series regular in the upcoming sixth season. Congrats, Jeff!

Chelsea Frei (’15) Stars in “Sideswiped”

July 20, 2018

Chelsea Frei (Class of 2015) stars as Jayne Tyler in the Youtube Premium Original Series Sideswiped, also starring Carly Craig and Rosanna Arquette. The series premieres on July 25th.

Katie Lowes (’04) Broadway Debut in Waitress!

July 17, 2018

ABC’s Scandal star Katie Lowes (Class of 2004) makes her Broadway debut (opposite her husband Adam Shapiro) playing the role of Dawn in WAITRESS by Sara Bareilles at the Brooks Atkinsen Theatre.

Grace Narducci (Teen Conservatory) on ABC’s What Would You Do?

July 16, 2018

Congrats to Grace Narducci (Teen Conservatory Alum) on her performance on last week’s ABC Television Network show What Would You Do?