After almost twenty years in Chelsea, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting is moving to a new location. Artistic Director Tom Oppenheim began the real estate search five years ago. He was compelled by the end of the studio’s lease on 27th Street coupled with steeply rising rents in New York City.
The studio has secured a 30,000 square-foot space at 65 Broadway in lower Manhattan. This news comes in the studio’s seventh decade which is being commemorated this year. The new space is anticipated to open in September 2019.
Sixty-five Broadway will not only house the studio’s world-class training programs, but it will be a cultural hub for the community. The facility will be an accessible rehearsal space and performance venue. The space will continue to house conservatory training programs at its core and will also serve the studio’s social justice goals by providing rehearsal and performance venues for the Stella Adler Outreach Division’s many programs. The space will serve the studio’s mandate to serve the broader public by being a presenting location for the Harold Clurman Art Series which serves the greater community with myriad free programs. This new facility serves the studio’s long-time goal of transforming into the Stella Adler Center for the Arts, a world-class cultural institution with actor-training at its core and supporting community programs swirling around the conservatory like electrons.
Although much has changed since the studio was founded in 1949, some things remain the same: the vibrancy in the hallways from passionate, talented and idealistic students and teachers; inspiration received from the many people and communities reached through our commitment to social justice, namely through the Outreach Division; the sense of hope and awe transmitted through work with professional playwrights, poets, musicians, dancers and more. Each of the fourteen studios and theaters at 65 Broadway will be filled with these artists and community members seven days a week, from 9am to 10pm, making the space a sustainable arts center that is in constant use for art-making and education. Click here for more information about space specifications.
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