Online Workshops

Study with the Stella Adler Studio’s renowned faculty no matter where you are in the world! The studio is delighted to announce the launch of online workshop courses through Zoom by faculty from both the Stella Adler Studio in New York and Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles. For more information, please email Brandon English at

How to Apply:
1. New applicants should first submit an online application at: Once we receive your application we will contact you to schedule your entrance interview appointment.
2. If you are a former student within the past two years, please check with in NYC or in LA as you might not need to submit a new application.
3. If you are applying for a course that requires an audition, please submit a video link to either a performance of a contemporary/realism monologue or a demo reel to this Google Form:

May 19 – June 25, 2020 – Audition or Invite Required
6 Weeks, 3 Classes a Week, 18 Classes Total
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
NYC: 2pm – 5pm EST (LA: 11:00am – 2:00pm PST)
Tuition (Participation): $650 – WAIT LIST
Audit (Observe Only): $250 – Limited Availability
Explore the language and principles of acting technique developed by Stella Adler®, including action, imagination, circumstance, and justification in an intensive-style format with Master Teacher Ron Burrus. This 6-week intensive is ideal for the committed actor who is looking to learn and enrich their craft. Students will explore acting technique in the shortest amount of time with the highest results.  Ron Burrus is considered the greatest living exponent of Stella Adler’s work, having taught beside her for over a decade.
Instructor: Ron Burrus

June 8 – July 1, 2020 – Audition or Invite Required
4 Weeks, 8 Classes
Mondays & Wednesdays, NYC: 3pm – 5pm EST (LA: 12pm – 2pm PST)
Tuition: $320
This intermediate course offers students the opportunity to zero in on and refine the foundational elements of their acting technique via the “virtual studio”. Rather than focusing on physical staging, students will learn to activate a piece of text and hone in on the building blocks of characterization and interplay- objectives, stakes, and purpose driven action choices- and assert them through the practical realization of selected scenes from contemporary plays. Removing the concern for physical staging will help actors focus on the clarity and delivery of their lines as well as the vivid execution of the intentions behind the words they speak.
Instructor: Paul Takacs

June 2 – June 25, 2020
4 Weeks, 8 Classes
Tuesdays & Thursdays, NYC: 7pm-9pm EST (LA: 4pm-6pm PST)
Tuition: $320
Explore 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.
Instructor: Jane Fleiss

June 10 – July 1, 2020 – Audition or Invite Required
4 Weeks, 4 Classes
Wednesdays, NYC: 5pm – 7pm EST (LA: 2pm – 4pm PST)
Tuition: $200
This is an intermediate-level class for people who are wanting to up their TV audition game. The class will focus on genres and showrunners of popular styles on television. How do you tailor your audition more specifically so that you are living in the world of of the show, even if it’s a show that has not yet aired? And, how do you quickly tap into the style and world of the show while still staying true to who you are as an actor? By the end of the class students will have a better knowledge of current genres and showrunners in television, as well as a sharper understanding of how to self-tape and be in the world of the shows they are auditioning for.
Instructors: Alberto Bonilla and Elizabeth Inghram

June 3 – June 24, 2020 – Audition (Shakespeare Monologue) or Invite Required
4 Weeks, 4 Classes
Wednesdays, NYC: 8pm – 10pm EST (LA: 5pm – 7pm PST)
Tuition: $160
Shakespeare festivals and theatre companies always look for actors with classical chops. In this four week course, students will learn the fundamentals of verse and how to apply them to their monologue. Students will learn how to shape a monologue so that it has texture and character and clarity. Students will also learn what auditors are looking for, and how to make the audition experience one that they can control. In each class, students will share their monologues, get feedback on memorized pieces, and learn from watching others. Don’t ever get caught unprepared to show yourself at your best!

MONOLOGUE TECHNIQUE with Patrick Quagliano
June 2 – June 25, 2020
4 Weeks, 8 Classes
Tuesdays & Thursdays, NYC: 7pm-9pm EST (LA: 4pm-6pm PST)
Tuition: $320
This class synthesizes monologue coaching with technique exercises that explore the language and principles of Stella Adler’s approach to acting, including action, circumstance, and justification. Students will learn how to “put it all together.”

Classes offered by our LA Campus:

June 2nd – June 23rd, 2020, June 25th (Zoom Reading)
4 weeks, 4 classes
LA: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm PST (NYC: 10:30 pm – 1:30 am EST)
Tuition: $200
Over the course of four weeks students will write and develop a 5-10 minute play dealing with Queer History. From Stonewall and Mexico City’s “Dance of the 41”, to historical figures like Sylvia Rivera and James Baldwin, the workshop will introduce students to different moments from Queer history and learn to develop creative ideas for an original piece to be presented at the end of four weeks. Whether it’s a two to three person scene or a one person show, the untold stories from Queer history are endless. The workshop will hone in on the students personal writing style, whether it’s comedic, dramatic, or abstract, and allow students to use Theater as a form of free artistic expression. At the very end, we will be having a Zoom reading of all the plays.

June 8th – 29th, 2020 – Audition or Invite Required
4 Weeks, 4 Classes (on-going)
Mondays, LA: 6pm – 9pm PST (NYC: 9pm-12am EST)
Tuition: $160
During this time, opportunities for auditions and showcases are being presented online, and it is important for actors to present themselves in a memorable and engaging way through their self tapes. This class will teach actors the elements of a good self-tape and will help build their confidence on how they present themselves to the virtual industry. After learning the fundamentals, students will be receiving feedback from a Casting Director, Show Runner, or Writer.

June 2nd – 25th, 2020
4 Weeks, 8 Classes (on-going)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, LA: 7:30pm – 9:30 PST (NYC: 10:30pm-12:30am)
Tuition Fee: $320
This beginner to intermediate class focuses on process by exploring technique, monologues, and scene work to deepen the craft. This class is ideal for the actor seeking to strengthen their foundation and to challenge themselves with material from theatre and film (and sometimes TV.)

ON-CAMERA MASTERCLASS w/ Philip C. Mackenzie
June 3 – 26th, 2020
4 Weeks, 8 Classes (on-going)
Section 1 (Newcomers): Wednesday & Fridays, LA: 10am – 12pm PST (NYC: 1pm-3pm EST)
Section 2 (Returners): Wednesday & Fridays, LA: 4pm – 6pm PST (NYC: 7pm-9pm EST)
Tuition: $320
This Master Class focuses on working in film and television, through in-depth exploration of the character’s need and translating that understanding into performance. This class is taught by renowned actor and director, Philip Charles MacKenzie.