Dates: July 9th – August 10th, 2018
Duration: 5 Weeks, 30 Hours a Week
Application Deadline: March 15th, 2018
“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
The Stella Adler Summer Teen Conservatory is a five week, thirty-hour-per-week intensive for 14-17 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 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 Summer Teen Conservatory is informed by the insight that “growth as an actor and growth as a human being 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 and film.
Classes: Movement for Actors, Voice and Speech, Improvisation, Script Interpretation, Acting Technique, Scene Study and Shakespeare.
Master Classes: Physical Theatre, Stage Combat, Acting for Film and TV and the Business of Acting.
Program ends with an “Open Class” where students show work from Scene Study and Shakespeare Classes. Parents welcome.
Housing accommodations are not included. However there are housing options available for teens ages 16 and older.
Student visas for international study are not available for this program at this time.
Admission to the Teen Summer Conservatory is by audition and interview. Applicants must be between the ages 14-17. Applicants must submit the following:
- A completed application form.
- One letter of recommendation, including the referee’s address and telephone number. The letter should be from teacher or persons who can supply a recommendation as to the applicant’s character and potential. Referees may be contacted directly.
- A $45 non-refundable application fee (payable to Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Inc).
- Headshot (Photo) and Resume.
The audition should consist of a memorized performance 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 by phone regarding their acceptance in the program.