Teen Weekend Programs

TEEN WEEKEND CONSERVATORY

Fall Session: October 6 – December 1, 2018
Spring Session: February 16 – April 13, 2019
Teen Conservatory 2

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.

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. 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 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.

Ages 14-18

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SESSION 1

Offered in the Fall & Spring,  $995
8 WEEKS, SATURDAYS, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Fall Session: October 6 – December 1, 2018
(Skips Thanksgiving Weekend)
Ideal for the young actor looking to explore serious multi-disciplinary training in a conservatory environment in order to build a solid foundation in the actor’s craft while introducing Stella Adler’s approach to character development.
Classes: Scene Study, Acting Technique, Improvisation, Voice & Speech, Movement Techniques
Apply Online to Schedule Interview

SESSION 2

Offered in the Fall & Spring, $995
8 WEEKS, SATURDAYS, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Fall Session: October 6 – December 1, 2018
(Skips Thanksgiving Weekend)
An opportunity for the young actor to expand his/her understanding to the next level with new concepts, challenges, and introducing on-camera acting techniques. Once a student finishes all requirements of Session 2, they will receive a Certificate of Completion for the Teen Weekend Conservatory.
Classes: Scene Study, Movement for the Actor, Voice & Speech, Acting for Film & TV

Admission Information

Admission to the Teen Weekend Conservatory program is by entrance interview with the Director of Teen Programs. Applicants must be 14-18 years of age. To schedule an interview, please complete a Teen Online Application Form first. Once the application is received, the administration will contact you to schedule an interview appointment. There is no commitment made when submitting the form.

*NOTICE* Applications must be reviewed and signed by the teen’s guardian.


TEEN WORKSHOPS

Workshops are 10 week sessions on Saturdays.
Admission into workshops are by one of the following:
1. Completion of Weekend Conservatory Sessions 1 & 2
2. Completion of the Teen Summer Conservatory
3. Admission by Audition

THE COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM
Two Optional Four-Week Sessions with Two Focuses

COLLEGE PREP: MONOLOGUES

Invite or Audition Required
4 WEEKS, $275
October 6 – October 27, 2018
SATURDAYS, 11:00AM – 2:00PM
This class will comprehensively prepare the current high school senior or junior theatre student for the rigorous demands monologue audition process for BFA and BA theatre programs. This class combines the structure of a group class with the intimacy and personal attention of private coaching. Students will leave the class with polished audition material and fully prepared to audition for college programs.
Instructor: Christa Kimlicko Jones, Director of Teen Programs and NYU Tisch Instructor
Audition Process: A performance of one contemporary/realism monologue (90 seconds max) in-person or submitted by video. For videos, upload the audition to Youtube or Vimeo and then email the link to classes@stellaadler.com. New applicants must submit an online application before this step.

COLLEGE PREP: MUSICAL THEATRE

Audition Required
4 WEEKS, $325
November 3 – December 1, 2018
(Skips Thanksgiving Weekend)
SATURDAYS, 11:00AM – 2:00PM
This class will comprehensively prepare the current high school senior or junior theatre student for the rigorous demands of the song performance audition process for BFA and BA musical theatre programs. Technical coaching such as appropriate songs to sing, breath support for both sound and interpretation, the arc of the song’s story, and how to excel in the musical audition are all integral to the program.
Instructor: TBA
Audition Process: A performance of one musical selection (60-90 seconds) submitted by video. Upload the musical audition to Youtube or Vimeo and then email the link to classes@stellaadler.com. New applicants must submit an online application before this step.

ADVANCED TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP with Alice Saltzman

OFFERED IN THE FALL ONLY | By Invitation
8 WEEKS, Price $575
Fall Session: October 6 – December 1, 2018
(Skips Thanksgiving Weekend)
SATURDAYS, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
This advanced workshop is a deeper investigation of the concepts introduced in Acting Technique, exploring the language and principles of Stella Adler’s approach to acting including: imagination, action, circumstance, and justification. Students will strengthen what they have learned in Acting Technique through advanced exercises from which to build themselves as actors as well as human beings.
Instructor: Alice Saltzman, Associate Head of Acting

ON-CAMERA WORKSHOP with Casting Director Todd Thaler

OFFERED IN THE SPRING ONLY | Invite or Audition Required
Spring Session: February 16 – April 13, 2019
(Skips Spring Break)
8 WEEKS, $575
SATURDAYS, 11:00AM – 2:00PM
This intermediate class is a complete immersion experience in the techniques necessary to work in Film, TV and Commercials. Students will work on camera, learn to memorize scripts quickly, and “find themselves” in the roles they are playing. Basic audition techniques for the camera will also be covered.
Instructor: Todd Thaler