Summer Shakespeare Intensive
Dates: June 1 – July 2, 2020
Duration: 5 Weeks, 30 Hours a Week
Early Bird Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
General Application Deadline: March 15, 2020
“Central to my technique…is the actor’s understanding of the epic size of theater – in the body, in the voice, in the mind, and in the soul – an understanding that Shakespeare forces actors to embrace their whole selves by exploring man’s Promethean battle with God, fate, and his own personal demons.” – Stella Adler
In response to Ms. Adler’s profound insight into the vital importance of Shakespeare to the life of the actor and the life of her Studio we have organized an advanced summer intensive.
Master teacher and Head of Acting James Tripp was personally selected to teach Shakespeare by Stella Adler and leads the intensive with his popular classical workshop. Alongside Mr. Tripp is Broadway Fight Director J. Steven White, one of the country’s leading stage combat instructors and Andrew Wade, former head of voice at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Verse is taught by Associate Artistic Director Angela Vitale, veteran actress of over 30 classical productions in New York. We are excited to add to this stellar group of teachers, Owen Horsley, from Cheek by Jowl, the RSC and Classic Stage. Mr. Horsley brings innovative and contemporary ways into Shakespeare’s texts. Offered in the summer only, this is a five-week, 30-hour per week intensive designed for the advanced actor to further develop his/her sense of the epic size of theater.
Admission to the Shakespeare Intensive is by interview and audition. 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:
- A completed Online Application Form
- Headshot (Photo) and Resume
- A $45 non-refundable application fee (payable to Stella Adler Studio of Acting)
The audition should consist of one classical monologue no longer than 90 seconds in length. Phone Interviews and Video Auditions are acceptable, if necessary. After the interview and audition have taken place, applicants will be formally notified phone regarding their acceptance in the program.
Master Teacher Jimmy Tripp on the Shakespeare Intensive