Teen Programs

The Teen Conservatory Program is based on the conviction that young actors, ages 14 to 18, can be trained with the same rigor and discipline as adults. The Faculty in this program is the same as, or comparable to, the Studio’s Conservatory or 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.

As with all of the Studio’s programs, the Teen Conservatory is informed by the insight that growth as an actor and growth as a human begin are synonymous. Young people are therefore acquainted not only with core elements of actor training but with the artistic, cultural and humanistic values that support a life in the theater.

For information on our Teen Weekend Conservatory, Weekend Workshops, Summer Teen Conservatory and New Works Performance Intensive please contact us at 212-689-0087 or email christa@stellaadler.com

“Going through the Teen Conservatory specifically helped immensely with my transition in to the NYU Tisch Drama program because I became accustomed to nine-hour days, five days a week. The skills I developed within the Teen Conservatory program are invaluable. They continue to inform my acting and how I operate in my every day life.”
-Kataruna Zhu, NYU Tisch BFA Student

Online Teen Courses

Online courses for the serious young actor (ages 14-18) no matter where you are in the world! Study with the Stella Adler Studio remotely through live Zoom sessions.

Teen Summer Conservatory (Now Online)

5 Weeks, $2000
Monday-Friday, 20 Hours a Week
July 6 – August 7, 2020
The Stella Adler Summer Teen Conservatory is a five week, thirty-hour-per-week intensive for 14-18 year olds held Monday through Friday; 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 Teen Summer Conservatory now has an online option! Learn more about the Online Teen Summer Conservatory HERE.

Summer New Works Performance Intensive (Now Online)

5 Weeks, $2000
Monday-Friday, 21 Hours a Week
July 6 – August 8, 2020
Students spend the 5 weeks of this performance-focused online intensive immersed in a rigorous and challenging rehearsal process that culminates in public performances. This intensive includes working on original material written specifically for the teens by playwrights commissioned by the studio.

Musical Theatre Workshop for Teens (Now Online)

5 Weeks, $375
Fridays, July 10 – August 7, 2020 from 3:30pm-6:30pm
The Musical Theater Teen Workshop gives young actors a chance to explore Musical Theater interpretation and performance in a digital format. As performances move online, we will look at the best ways for students to embrace new online performance and audition medium’s like Zoom and self taping. We will explore audition material that students can execute with confidence and reflects their uniqueness and, by the end of the session, students will have a 16 and 32 bar audition video that they can use in the future. We will showcase you as an actor who sings! We will also look at the best way to represent yourself when singing online or on social media.

Teen Weekend Conservatory

8 WEEKS, $995
Saturdays, 10:00am-6:00pm
Spring Session: February 15 – April 11, 2020 (skips March 21st)
In the fall and spring, the studio offers a conservatory program for teens on Saturdays. This all-day intensive is structured to suit both the emerging and professional young actor, and is designed to introduce the acting technique developed by Stella Adler.

Teen Weekend Workshops

8 WEEKS on Saturdays
Various times and dates.
Spring Session: February 15 – April 11, 2020 (skips March 21st)
In the fall and spring, the studio offers variety of topic focused workshops for teens on Saturdays. Courses include College Prep Audition in the fall and On-Camera Worskhop with Casting Director Todd Thaler in the spring. An Advanced Acting Technique Workshop will also be offered in both the fall and spring.