Self-Generated Theater Intensive

Dates: June 7 – July 9, 2021
Duration: 5 Weeks, 22 Hours a Week of Class + Rehearsal
Tuition: $2000
Interview Required
General Application Deadline: March 15, 2021

UPDATE: (11/01/2020) This summer the Self-Generated Theater Intensive will be offered in a HYBRID format where some classes/sessions will take place in-person at the NYC facility with social distancing practices in place and some classes/sessions will be held remotely.

“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 founded by their own creativity. All participants will be led through the creation of one-person and ensemble-based 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-based that will facilitate creative power and a distinct understanding of what it means to be a creative theater artist. Included is a unique Arts Justice 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, the business of theater and self-producing, 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: Arts Justice Field Work
Visiting Artist: Kat Yen – Exploring Diverse Voices
Kat Yen: Ethical Risk Taking Lab for Theater Artists
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.

Student visas for international study are not available for this program at this time. Applicants must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

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)