Cultural Center

The studio’s cultural center programming is comprised of eight distinct branches. You can read more about each branch by clicking on the links to the left. 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.” – a student


The Harold Clurman Poetry Reading Series

This is Not a Small Voice: An Evening of Poetry as Celebration
with Sonia Sanchez, Aracelis Girmay, and Rachel Eliza Griffiths
April 20, 2021 at 7 PM EST
Free and open to the public
Email Joanne Edelmann, Curator for Zoom link at joanne(at)stellaadler(dot)com
The Stella Adler Center for the Arts &
The David Oppenheim Music Center 
in partnership with
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem &
TNT Groove International present
Jazz & Jazz Adjacent
a live online broadcast with
Fred Johnson & Andy Reiss
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7pm EST
Free and open to the public
Streaming link to be announced



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 at 7pm EST
A link to a recording of this event is also available, as always free to the public.

The studio does not benefit from book sales, but we are very grateful to Duke University Press for providing a discount to make these titles more accessible:

Click here to buy Remnants by Rachel Harding. Use discount code RMNTS40 for 40%.

Click here to buy I’m Black When I’m Singing, I’m Blue When I Ain’t, by Sonia Sanchez. Use discount code SNCHZ40 for 40% off.
The Harold Clurman Art Series presents
a reading and discussion with
Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Cheryl Boyce-Taylor
Tuesday, February 16, at 7pm EST
Via Zoom –