Summer Programs

Stella Adler Studio Summer Programs

Every summer, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting invites actors around the world to participate in Summer Intensive courses, in order to enhance their acting with world-class training and introduce them to the cultural capital of the world. The studio is known for having one of the most diverse selections of summer programming offering valuable training for actors. All classes are taught by our accomplished faculty and housed at our main studio in Lower Manhattan and surrounding campus locations. See below to learn more!


Summer Conservatory

June 10 – August 9, 2024
9 Weeks, 24 Hours a Week
The Summer Conservatory is the most popular summer training program in the nation. It is a foundation-building course which approximates a full term of our NYU Tisch School of the Arts program and explores the core elements of conservatory style training. It is officially approved by the National Association of Schools of Theatre as a summer program.
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Musical Theater Intensive

June 3 – July 5, 2024
5 Weeks, 30 Hours a Week
The Musical Theater Intensive is a cutting edge, five-week course providing rigorous musical theater training anchored in the core belief of the Stella Adler Studio, that growth as an actor and growth as a human being are synonymous. Impassioned acting rooted in craft is most essential in the pivotal moment when a scene becomes a song.
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Shakespeare Intensive

June 3 – July 5, 2024
5 Weeks, 30 Hours a Week
Lead by Broadway veteran Steve Maurice Jones, this important intensive is designed for the advanced actor to further develop his/her sense of epic size of theater. Other course highlights include Stage Combat with Broadway Fight Director J. Steven White, Voice with Andrew Wade and Verse with Associate Artistic Director Angela Vitale. Offered in the summer only, this is a five-week, 30-hour per week intensive.
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Self-Generated Theater Lab
“Training the Actor Warrior

June 3 – July 5, 2024
5 Weeks, 16 Hours of Classes a Week + Rehearsal
The Self-Generated Theater Lab offers ways and means to take charge of your life as a theater artist. It offers proactive and effective techniques for creating and producing theater pieces, both solo and ensemble, that will facilitate creative power, self-generated work, and a profound sense of a place in the world as an actor and theater artist.
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NEW: Theater to Uplift! Summer Tour

June 10 – August 2, 2024
8 Weeks, 17 Hours of Class/Rehearsal per week
Rehearsal for the first 4 weeks / Performances last 4 weeks (plus a master class each week)
This one-of-a-kind summer touring production and training program offers students a combination of performance skills and community experiences that are central to the Studio’s vision for actor training. Theater to Uplift! will bring students through rehearsals and performances of an 80- to 90-minute cut of a Shakespeare play that will be performed at the Stella Adler Studio and then sent out on tour across New York City to non-conventional performance venues. These may include public schools, community centers, outdoor parks, elder care facilities, drug and alcohol recovery centers, and Rikers Island Correctional Facility.
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Chekhov Intensive

July 8 – August 9, 2024
5 Weeks, 30 Hours a Week
The Stella Adler Studio has created an advanced-level intensive which endeavors to illuminate modern realism through the lens of its greatest practitioner, Anton Chekhov. The course is centered on Chekhov Scene Study with Bruce Katzman supplemented by daily physical and vocal work. Additional classes include on-camera training and ‘Analysis Through Action’ with David Chambers.
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Physical Theater Lab

July 8 – August 9, 2024
5 Weeks, 16 Hours a Week + Rehearsals
Led by renowned performance artist and mime Bill Bowers, the Physical Theater Lab is a five-week program for actors, dancers and movement artists who want to create original physical theater work, and also become more technically proficient and physically responsive actors. Classes meet for 16 hours per week (plus rehearsals) and provide rigorous training in physical movement taught by world class performers and teaching artists.
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Awareness Without Judgement:
A Teacher Training Intensive (Online OR In-Person)

July 1 – August 9, 2024
6 Weeks, 20 Hours of Class Per Week (Monday-Friday)
This five-week online intensive is ideal for actors, educators and acting teachers who are seeking to learn and incorporate the acting techniques developed by Stella Adler into their curriculum. Working with the studio’s renowned faculty, participants will explore the three pillars of Stella Adler’s work including Foundation, Script Interpretation and Character. Participants will receive the language and principles of the technique including imagination, action, circumstance and justification.
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Film & Television Acting Intenisve (LA)

July 8 – August 9, 2024
5 Weeks – 25 Hours of Class Per Week
This five-week intensive held in Los Angeles at the Art of Acting Studio is designed to help the actor address, de-mystify, and master the challenges they face in audition, on set, and on location, in all film and digital media. This program includes the finest Master Teachers in Los Angeles, and students will take classes in such topics as On Camera Scene Study, Film Technique, From the Script to the Sound Stage, and Movement Techniques for Motion Capture.
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NEW: Musical Theater for Film Intensive (LA)

July 22 – August 2, 2024
2 Weeks – 30 Hours of Class Per Week
The Musical Theater for Film Intensive is an effective two-week training program in Los Angeles designed to bridge musical theater techniques with the on camera medium. With the resurgence of movie musicals and live television performance, the intensives provides rigorous musical theater training anchored in the core belief of the Stella Adler Studio, that growth as an actor and growth as a human being are synonymous. Impassioned acting rooted in craft is most essential in the pivotal moment on film when a scene becomes a song.
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Teen Summer Conservatory (NYC)

July 8 – August 9, 2024
5 Weeks, 30 Hours a Week
For actors ages 14-18, this is an extremely demanding program that has been specifically designed for the most talented and ambitious young actors, and is taught by the same world-class faculty that teach our NYU and Conservatory students.
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