Teen Weekend Programs


Spring Session: February 17 – April 18, 2018 – NOW ENROLLING!
Fall Session: October – December, 2018
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 14-17

Schedule an interview for the Weekend Teen Conservatory by calling 212-689-0087.
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Offered in the Fall & Spring,  $995
8 WEEKS, SATURDAYS, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Spring Session: February 17 – April 14, 2018
(Skips Spring Break)
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
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Offered in the Fall & Spring, $995
8 WEEKS, SATURDAYS, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Spring Session: February 17 – April 14, 2018
(Skips Spring Break)
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, and must call the studio at 212-689-0087 to schedule an interview appointment.

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


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

ON-CAMERA WORKSHOP with Casting Director Todd Thaler
(offered in Spring only)

Spring Session: February 17 – April 14, 2018 – NOW ENROLLING!
(Skips Spring Break)
8 WEEKS, $625
SATURDAYS, 10:00AM – 1:00PM
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

COLLEGE AUDITION PREP (offered in Fall only)

8 WEEKS, $625
Fall Session: October 7 – December 2, 2017
(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 application and 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

ADVANCED TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP with Alice Saltzman (offered in Fall only)

By Invitation Only
8 WEEKS, Price $600
Fall Session: October 7 – December 2, 2017
(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