Cultural Center

The studio’s cultural center programming is comprised of nine distinct branches. You can read more about each branch by clicking on the links below. Previously known as the Art Series, the cultural center grew out of an effort to serve the broader to community and to expand the cultural horizons of students, to encourage them as actors to take their place among the greater family of artists, and to grow, through the arts, as human beings. All cultural events are open to the public.

“Because it placed me directly in conversation with other artists, every Arts Series event was another opportunity to understand myself as an artist…Coupling the Series with my training, I really understood the importance of my craft to the world and felt genuinely compelled in my acting to, above all else, serve art responsibly and passionately.” – a student

“The series adds texture to our acting training and we experience the brilliance of other forms of art. Witnessing the presence of artistic dedication and success is motivating.” – student

UPCOMING EVENTS

Harold Clurman Poetry Reading Series presents
Gregory Pardlo and Anders Carlson-Wee
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 7pm
Live and in person | Studio T1
Free and open to the public
More information including how to reserve tickets coming soon.

Harold Clurman Poetry Reading Series presents
Idra Novey, Christina Delaine and Sean Runnette
Monday, February 12, 2024 at 7pm
Live and in person at the Center
Free and open to the public
More information including how to reserve tickets coming soon.

SELECT PAST EVENTS

Form and Freedom in Art and Life
with Ron Carter and Dr. Cornel West
Monday, May 1 at 7pm ET
A link to a recording of this event is available here for free because we believe in democratizing access to art and ideas.

The Stella Adler Center for the Arts
presents a celebration of the life and work of Stephen Sondheim with
Joanna Gleason, Donna Murphy, John McWhorter and Dr. Cornel West, moderated by Jamie Bernstein
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
A link to a recording of this event is available for free in the interest of removing financial barriers to access world-class art and conversation.

The Stella Adler Center and the Chekhov Intensive
present
Cornel West and Thomas Chatterton Williams, moderated by Colin Greer
discussing “Absolute Condemnation of No One” Art in a Polarized World
Monday, October 4, 2021
A link to a recording of this event is available for free in the interest of making this conversation as accessible as possible.

The Harold Clurman Poetry Reading Series
presents
This is Not a Small Voice: An Evening of Poetry as Celebration
with Sonia Sanchez, Aracelis Girmay, and Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
A link to a recording of this event is available for free in the interest of making this conversation as accessible as possible.

The Harold Clurman Art Series presents
Celebrating Remnants: Honoring the Ancestors, Nourishing the Future, Healing the Earth
A Conversation with Sister Sonia Sanchez and Rachel Harding
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
A link to a recording of this event is available, as always free to the public in the interest of sharing these important voices.

CENTER PROGRAMS

The Stella Adler Arts Justice Division

The Harold Clurman Center for Poetry, Poetic Drama and the Spoken Word

The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company (HCLAB)

The Harold Clurman Playwrights Division

The Harold Clurman Center for New Works in Movement and Dance Theater (MAD)

The Harold Clurman Lecture Series

The David Oppenheim Center for Music

The Jacob Adler Center for Yiddish Theater (JAC)

The Stella Adler Center for International Theater Studies and Exchange (I-Center)