Self-Generated Theater Intensive

Dates: July 6 – August 7, 2020 – New Dates!
Duration: 5 Weeks, 22 Hours a Week of Class + Rehearsal
Tuition: $2200
Interview Required
Application Deadline Extended: April 15th, 2020

UPDATE: (3/23/2020) The Self-Generated Theater Intensive will now begin on Monday, July 6 and run through August 7, 2020. The intensive was previously scheduled to begin on June 1. The delayed start date is offered in an effort to offer actors a chance to pursue their summer training plans while observing the important social distancing measures advised by the authorities.

“Training the Actor Warrior to Create and Produce Original Work”

The Self-Generated Theatre Intensive is intended for a new generation of theatre artists who yearn to upend tradition and generate new work and new ways of working. All participants will be led through the creation of one-person and ensemble-developed theater for which the raw materials emerge from the imagination of the generating artist or artists. It offers proactive and effective techniques for creating theater work, both solo and ensemble that will facilitate creative power and a distinct understanding of what it means to be a creative theater artist. Included is a unique outreach program of acting classes with students from our Outside/In Initiative and Phoenix House Rehabilitation Center.

Classes include developing the heart and methodologies of an ensemble; solo performance; physically sourced work, producing a show, developing an audience and how to raise funds. Lead by director John Gould Rubin, this is a five-week intensive with classes 20 hours per week and outreach to theater in unusual communities.

Faculty & Classes

John Gould Rubin: Devising & Collaboration
John Gould Rubin: The Business of Theater
David Deblinger: Writing from the Heart
Stacey Robinson: Creating A One Person Show
Edisa Weeks: Physical Theater
Suzy Petcheam: Outreach Field Work
Visiting Artist: Kat Yen – Exploring Diverse Voices
Guest Lectures TBA


Admission Information

Admission to the Self-Generated Theatre Intensive is by entrance interview. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Applicant must submit the following:

  1. A completed Online Application Form
  2. Headshot (Photo) and Resume
  3. A $45 non-refundable application fee (payable to Stella Adler Studio of Acting)


*Student visas for international study are not available for this program at this time. Applicant must be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident or possess a currently active visa that allows for full-time study. The studio will not be able to provide the visa.