Online Workshops

Study with the Stella Adler Studio and Art of Acting Studio’s renowned faculty no matter where you are in the world! Live instruction acting classes through Zoom.

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 william@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.

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Introductory Programs


EVENING INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM
8 Weeks | Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Dates: February 6th – March 28th
Times: 7:00–10:00 PM (Eastern Time)  | 4:00–7:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Tuition
New Students | $1450
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $1300
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $1090

This foundation course is a taste of conservatory training with classes in Acting Technique, Scene Study, Movement and Voice & Speech. Actors will develop more fully as actors in this intensive, multi-disciplinary program.
CLASSES: Acting Technique, Scene Study, Movement, Voice & Speech, & Improv


WEEKEND INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM 
8 Weeks | Saturdays & Sundays
Dates: February 3rd – March 24th
Times: 12 PM – 4:30 PM ET | 9 AM – 1:30 PM PT
Tuition
New Students | $1050
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $945
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $790

This foundation course is a taste of conservatory training with classes in Acting Technique, Scene Study, Movement, and Voice & Speech. Actors will develop more fully as actors in this intensive, multi-disciplinary program.
CLASSES: Acting Technique, Scene Study, Movement, Voice & Speech


Acting Technique


ACTING TECHNIQUE 1: FOUNDATION
4 Weeks, 8 Classes | Wednesdays & Fridays
Dates: June 5th – July 3rd (Skips June 19th)
Times: 12:30 – 2:30 pm PT / 3:30 – 5:30 pm ET
Tuition
New Students | $350
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $320
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $270

Explore 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.

Instructor: Maureen Megibow


ACTING TECHNIQUE 2: BUILDING CHARACTER
4 Weeks, 8 Classes | Wednesdays & Fridays
Dates: July 10th – August 2nd
Times: 12:30 – 2:30 pm PT / 3:30 – 5:30 pm ET
Tuition
New Students | $350
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $320
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $270

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: Jane Fleiss


SCRIPT INTERPRETATION
4 Weeks, 8 Classes | Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dates: July 9th – August 1st
Times: 10 am – 12 pm PT / 1 pm – 3 pm ET
Tuition
New Students | $350
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $320
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $270

Script Interpretation will ground the actor’s choices in a thorough understanding of the world of the play and lead students to dig deeply into character psychology, motivation, relationships and playable actions. Students will learn how to interpret the circumstances, themes, and historical context of a script in order to feed their imagination and more fully equip them to act in an author’s text.

Instructor: Atticus Orsborn


Scene Study


SCENE STUDY
4 Weeks, 8 Classes | Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dates: July 16th – August 8th
Times: 1 – 4 pm PT / 4 – 7 pm ET
Tuition
New Students | $480
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $420
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $370

This introductory and intermediate level class focuses on process by exploring technique, monologues, and scene work to deepen the craft. This class is ideal for the actor seeking a strong foundation and to challenge themselves with material from produced scripts and screenplays. Returning students will move beyond the fundamentals of the first round of Scene Study, and devote their time more specifically to contemporary scene work that provides a greater variety of characters and situations that take the actor’s skill to a higher level.

Instructor: J. Claude Deering


On-Camera Acting (Film & TV)


ACTING FOR FILM & TELEVISION
Audition or Invite Required
8 Weeks, 8 Classes | Wednesdays
Dates: July 17th – September 4th
Times: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern Time / 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific Time
Tuition
New Students | $350
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $320
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $270

This intermediate level class will cover techniques necessary to demystify both the on-set environment and the on-camera audition. Students will focus on scene objectives, intention, and action, and dive deep into character development. Students will practice relaxation and spontaneity of body and voice, while simultaneously making strong, clear character choices appropriate for on-camera. Students will also gain an understanding of the audition room, and the expectations of a professional on-camera audition.

Instructor: James Leo Ryan

SelfTape Technique
with Dayo Ade
Invite or Audition Required
4 Weeks, 4 Classes | Mondays
Dates: October 23rd – November 13th
Tuition
New Students | $220
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $200
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $165

During this time, opportunities for auditions and showcases are being presented online, and it is important for actors to present themselves in a memorable and engaging way through their self-tapes. This class will teach actors the elements of a good selftape and will help build their confidence on how they present themselves to the virtual industry.


Voice & Speech


VOICE OVER 101
4 Weeks, 4 Classes | Saturdays
Dates: June 8th – June 29th
Times: 1 PM – 4 PM Eastern Time / 10 AM – 1 PM Pacific Time
Tuition
New Students | $250
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $225
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $185

Taught by VO Instructor Bruce Kronenberg, Voice Over 101 is the most comprehensive voice over training you can get in New York City, and the same is true with Giovanni Ortega in Los Angeles. 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


Theater Makers Series

Theatre Makers courses are designed for a range of artists with interests beyond acting. These classes include theoretical, practical and academic areas of investigation such as directing, producing, playwriting, design, etc…

SKETCH WRITING THROUGH IMPROV
8 Weeks, 8 Classes | Tuesdays
Dates: July 16th – September 3rd
Times: 6 pm – 9 pm Eastern Time / 3 pm – 6 pm Pacific Time
Tuition
New Students | $480
Returning Students (Within 1 Year)  | $420
Professional Conservatory Graduates | $370
A masterclass in both improv and scene writing. Students will improvise scenes and use repetition to experiment with the structure of the scene they are crafting— exploring elements such as status, point of view, relationship, and setting as well as writing mechanics including fish out of water, center vs the eccentrics, and simple but impossible task. Written versions of the scenes will be brought back to class for notes as well as to inspire offshoot improvised scenes.

Fundamentals learned in this workshop can be brought with you to your improvisation, acting, and writing. Students will leave this workshop with several written scenes that will encourage more writing and may inspire something grander.

Instructor: Sean Cowhig


Curious Humans Series

The Curious Humans Series are four-week sessions for theater lovers who are interested in acting and the arts. No matter the career profession or experience level, all curious humans are welcome!

Curious Humans Classes are TBA.


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 Online Workshops Coordinator William Bremer at william@stellaadler.com as you might not need to submit a new application. Be sure to include what previous course you took and when it was taken.
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.

Online Workshops Application Form