Teen Summer Conservatory

Dates: July 6 – August 7, 2020
Duration: 5 Weeks, 30 Hours a Week
Tuition: $3250
Applications are Closed

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The Stella Adler Summer Teen Conservatory is a five week, thirty-hour-per-week intensive for 14-18 year olds; it is the most rigorous of its kind. This demanding program is based on the conviction that young actors can be trained with the same rigor and discipline as adults. The faculty is the same as, or comparable to, the Studio’s Professional Conservatory and NYU Tisch Undergraduate Drama programs. Actors exercise all the aspects of craft required to achieve the highest professional standards: voice and speech, movement, improvisation, scene study, Shakespeare and acting technique. Students will also being exposed to great literature, poetry, art, music, and dance, keeping in line with Stella Adler’s belief that, ”Growth as an actor and growth as a human being are synonymous.” The Stella Adler Studio is an advocate for young actors who are strong and healthy in body, rooted and clear in their voice, rich in imagination, and courageous in exploration and discovery.

Admission Information

Apply online using the Stella Adler Online Application Portal. Video auditions can also be submitted with this feature if you cannot audition in person.

Admission to the Summer Teenage Conservatory is by interview and audition. Applicants must be between the ages 14-18 and a U.S. Resident in order to apply. At this time international student visas are not available for this program. Applicants must submit the following:

  1. A completed application form.
  2. One letter of recommendation, including the referee’s address and telephone number. The letter should be from teachers or persons who can supply a recommendation as to the applicant’s character and potential. Referees may be contacted directly.
  3. A $45 non-refundable application fee (payable to Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Inc).
  4. Headshot (Photo) and Resume.

The audition should consist of two monologues: one Shakespeare and one Contemporary, no longer than 90 seconds each. 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.