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How to Apply:

1. New applicants should first submit an online application here. Once we receive your application we will contact you to schedule your entrance interview appointment.

2. If you are a former student within the past two years, please check with classes@stellaadler.com as you might not need to submit a new application.

3. If you are applying for a course that requires an audition, please submit a video link to either a performance of a contemporary/realism monologue or a demo reel to this Google Form.

4. Upon acceptance to the workshop, you will receive a link to register and pay the deposit. Anyone who registers and pays within 48 hours of acceptance will receive a $25 discount on the total workshop cost.   

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Introductory Programs

EVENING INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM
8 WEEKS | JUNE 18 – AUGUST 15, 2024 (Skips 6/19, 7/4, 8/13)
TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS | 6 – 10 PM
Tuition: $2050
This foundation course is a taste of conservatory training with classes in Acting Technique, Scene Study, Movement, Improvisation and Voice & Speech. Students will develop more fully as actors in this intensive, multi-disciplinary program.
CLASSES: Acting Technique, Scene Study, Movement, Voice & Speech, Improvisation

WEEKEND INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM
8 WEEKS | JUNE 22 – AUGUST 10, 2024
SATURDAYS | 10 AM – 7 PM
Tuition: $1400
This foundation course is a taste of conservatory training with classes in Acting Technique, Scene Study, Movement, and Voice & Speech. Students will develop more fully as actors in this intensive, multi-disciplinary program.
CLASSES: Acting Technique, Scene Study, Movement, Voice & Speech

INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE
8 WEEKS | JUNE 17 – AUGUST 12, 2024 (Skips June 24)
MONDAYS | 7 – 10 PM
Tuition: $600
Introduction to Shakespeare is an ideal workshop for actors who have an appetite for great language, heightened circumstances, expanded physicality, an extraordinary use of voice, great poetry, in brief… for Shakespeare. Designed for beginning actors or intermediate actors who have never trained in Shakespeare this course will explore The Bard’s text through work on monologues and scenes and will introduce techniques necessary for the robust playing of Shakespeare. What makes this workshop unique is that we will explore William Shakespeare not as an iconic poet/playwright of the Elizabethan age but as a contemporary playwright.
Instructor: Shawn Williams


Acting Technique

ACTING TECHNIQUE I
Option 1 with Josh Davis: TUESDAYS | 1 – 4 PM |June 18 – August 6
Option 2 with Ryan Chittaphong: TUESDAYS | 6 – 9 PM | June 18 – August 6
8 WEEKS | Tuition: $600
This Stella Adler® program explores the language and principles of Stella Adler’s approach to acting, including action, circumstance, and justification, rooted in the power of the imagination. Actors will develop a foundation from which to build themselves as actors as well as human beings.

ACTING TECHNIQUE II
Completion of Acting Technique 1 Required
Option 1: THURSDAYS | 1 – 4 PM | June 20 – August 15 (Skips July 4)
Option 2: THURSDAYS | 7 – 10 PM | June 20 – August 15 (Skips July 4)
8 WEEKS | Tuition: $600
This class builds upon the fundamental principles explored in Acting Technique 1 and incorporates scene work designed to establish a strong foundation for each actor. Actors will learn to develop character through actions and objectives drawn from the text.
Instructor: Josh Davis

IMPROVISATION LEVEL 1
8 WEEKS | JUNE 20 – AUGUST 15, 2024 (Skips July 4)
THURSDAYS | 7 – 10 PM
Tuition: $600
If you’re looking to start your career, dust the cobwebs off your skills or take a deep dive into the complexities of the art form, this is the class for you. You’ll move quickly from the basics of improvisation, to learning the fine art of playing within a specific show form. Plus you’ll feel more than prepared for your next commercial audition.
Instructor: Andy Schneeflock

IMPROVISATION LEVEL 2
8 WEEKS | JUNE 26 – AUGUST 14, 2024
WEDNESDAYS | 7 – 10 PM
Tuition: $600
If you’re looking to start your career, dust the cobwebs off your skills or take a deep dive into the complexities of the art form, this is the class for you. You’ll move quickly from the basics of improvisation, to learning the fine art of playing within a specific show form. Plus you’ll feel more than prepared for your next commercial audition.
Instructor: Andy Schneeflock

Advanced Shakespeare Workshop with Elizabeth Shepherd
Holding the Mirror up to Nature – Shakespeare’s Realism

8 WEEKS | JUNE 20 – AUGUST 15, 2024 (Skips July 4)
THURSDAYS | 7 – 10 PM
Tuition: $550
Ideal for working professionals and graduates to explore more deeply how Shakespeare creates his characters so vividly because of his own experience as an actor as well as playwright. We shall take Hamlet’s Advice to the Players to heart, and understand it is Shakespeare’s profound understanding of human nature that makes him our contemporary. The readiness is all when walking on stage ‘in character’ in a Shakespeare play.
Instructor: Elizabeth Shepherd

Talk To Me: Monologue workshop with Richard Hoehler
8 WEEKS | JUNE 26 – AUGUST 21, 2024 (Skips July 17)
WEDNESDAYS | 7 – 10 PM
Tuition: $550
TALK TO ME is a multi-session monologue workshop led by Richard Hoehler. His extensive experience creating, performing, and coaching monologues centers on an effective method of breaking through defenses to mine an actor’s unique qualities, and meld those with the character. FRONT ROW CENTER wrote of Hoehler’s monologue work: “There is nothing limited about it, not its timeliness, not the depth to which it touches us.”
Instructor: Richard Hoehler


Scene Study

SCENE STUDY 1
8 WEEKS | JUNE 17 – AUGUST 5, 2024
MONDAYS | 7 – 10 PM
Tuition: $600
This class is a combination of fundamental acting exercises and scene study designed to establish a strong foundation for each actor. Actors will learn to develop character through actions and objectives drawn from the text.
Instructor: Jon Korkes

SCENE STUDY 2
Invite or Audition Required (1 contemporary realism monologue)
8 WEEKS | JUNE 26 – AUGUST 14, 2024
WEDNESDAYS | 7 – 10 PM
Tuition: $600
This class moves beyond the fundamentals of Scene Study 1. It is designed for the actor who has a basic technique and training, but is seeking a stronger foundation. Actors will analyze the text through scene work and undertake more complex characters based in contemporary realism.
Instructor: Mike Grenham

ADVANCED SCENE STUDY
Invite or Audition Required (1 contemporary realism monologue)
8 WEEKS | JUNE 18 – AUGUST 6
TUESDAYS | 7 – 10 PM
Tuition: $600
This is a high-paced master class for working professionals and graduates to continue their artistic growth as they pursue their careers. Work on scenes from Modern Realism with an expert instructor.
Instructor: Geoffrey Owens

JON KORKES CONTEMPORARY SCENE LAB
Invite or Audition Required (1 contemporary realism monologue)
8 WEEKS | JUNE 26 – AUGUST 14, 2024
WEDNESDAYS | 7 – 10 PM
TUITION: $600
This advanced workshop is taught by veteran stage and screen actor Jon Korkes. This class is devoted entirely to contemporary scene work with multiple characters and situations that take the actor’s skills to a higher level.
Instructor: Jon Korkes


On-Camera

ACTING FOR FILM & TELEVISION
Audition Required (1 contemporary realism monologue or reel)
Option 1: TUESDAYS | 7 – 10 PM | June 18 – August 6
Option 2: SATURDAYS | 7 – 10 PM | June 22 – August 10
8 WEEKS | Tuition: $650
This intermediate level class is an “immersion” experience in the techniques necessary to work in feature film as well as in television dramas and comedies. Students will learn to memorize scripts quickly, relax in front of a camera and “find themselves” in the roles they are playing; three skills necessary for success in feature film and television performance.
Instructor: Alberto Bonilla

ADVANCED ON-CAMERA TECHNIQUE with TODD THALER
Audition Required (1 contemporary realism monologue or reel)
8 WEEKS | JUNE 20 – AUGUST 15, 2024 (Skips July 4)
THURSDAYS | 7 – 10 PM
Tuition: $650
This advanced workshop is a hybrid of on-camera scene study and audition technique for the trained actor with renowned casting director/acting teacher Todd Thaler. Through scene work and audition practices students will fine tune their on-camera technique while still sharpening and expanding their artistic and creative skill set.
Instructor: Todd Thaler


Voice & Speech

SOUND INTO ACTION: Voice & Monologue 
8 WEEKS | JUNE 17 – AUGUST 5, 2024
MONDAYS | 7 – 10 PM
TUITION: $600
This class is a unique hybrid of voice and speech, language and text, and acting technique. One hour of voice exercises, followed by two hours of monologue work. Each actor will leave the class with fully realized, contrasting classical & contemporary speeches to add to their monologue portfolio.
Instructor: Joe Goscinski

VOICE OVER 101
4 WEEKS | JULY 13 – AUGUST 3, 2024
SATURDAYS | 1 – 4 PM
TUITION: $400
Taught by VO Instructor Bruce Kronenberg, Voice Over 101 is the most comprehensive voice over training you can get in New York City. Covering every genre of VO (Radio Commercials, Television Commercials, Audiobook and Narration and Animation), learn how to use your new skills to make money. The final class covers the Business of the Voice Over Business. Students receive MP3 files of their weekly work.
Instructor: Bruce Kronenberg


Movement

MOVEMENT for Actors
TUESDAYS | 7 – 9 PM | June 18 – August 6
8 WEEKS |
TUITION: $415
This class will allow actors to explore their own physical life, expand their physical imagination, and gain a movement vocabulary. Each student will have the opportunity to advance the foundation of beginner movement technique, learn approaches on how to build a physical body for character and its relationship to the text, and create original physical work.
Instructor: Nick Piacente


Theater Makers

Creating Theater Workshop with John Gould Rubin
8 WEEKS | COMING THIS FALL (TBA)
THURSDAYS | 7 – 10 PM (Tentative)
TUITION: $550
For Artists who wish to create their own work. This course will focus on both the creative and business aspects of Self-Generated Theater. Taught by Professional Director John Gould Rubin.
Instructor: John Gould Rubin

*classes, faculty and dates subject to change.


How to Apply:

1. New applicants should first submit an online application here. Once we receive your application we will contact you to schedule your entrance interview appointment.
2. If you are a former student within the past two years, please check with classes@stellaadler.com as you might not need to submit a new application.
3. If you are applying for a course that requires an audition, please submit a video link to either a performance of a contemporary/realism monologue or a demo reel to this Google Form.
4. Upon acceptance to the workshop, you will receive a link to register and pay the deposit. Anyone who registers and pays within 48 hours of acceptance will receive a $25 discount on the total workshop cost.

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