Young Artists


The greatest way to unlock and activate the wisdom of childhood is through play. And play most naturally and organically builds the muscles best suited for spiritual health and mature interactivity and engagement with the world. Theater at its core has been described as organized play, utilizing at one and the same time form and freedom, discipline and improvisation. With this in mind and heart the Stella Adler Studio of Acting is excited to open its doors to young people, 8-10 and 11-13 for the very first time.

These courses are only eligible for students ages 8–10 and 11–13 by the start of the first class. Any student under the age of 8 will not be admitted into the class. New applicants should first submit an online application here. Once we receive your application we will contact you to schedule entrance interview appointment with the parent/guardian and student.
Young Artists Application Form

Spring 2021

(8–10 Years Old)

4 Weeks  |  Saturdays  |  Tuition: $150
March 13-April 3, 2021 |  12:00–1:30 PM EST (9:00–10:30 AM PST)
This class will provide an introduction to the core elements of acting technique. Each 90 minute class will be dedicated to different elements of acting training including character, text, working with acting partners, and stage presence. In this class students will be introduced to the Adler approach to acting through creative explorations that utilize the imagination and physical body. This class will blend the joy of theatre with the challenge of acting technique to provide a comprehensive understanding of acting through creative play.
Instructor: Danielle Edmonds

4 Weeks |  Saturdays  |  Tuition: $150
March 13-April 3, 2021|  2:00–3:30 PM EST (11:00 AM–12:30 PM PST)
Through structured theater games, which allow participants to think on their feet, get into their bodies and voices to create dynamic characters, students will learn the basics to improvisation and find great freedom in storytelling and play!
Instructor: Andy Schneeflock

(11–13 Years Old)

4 Weeks  |  Sundays  |  Tuition: $150
March 14-April 4, 2021 |  3:00–5:00 PM EST ( 12:00–2:00 AM PST)
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. Young artists will develop a foundation from which to build themselves as actors as well as human beings.
Instructor: Josh Davis

4 Weeks  |  Saturdays  |  Tuition: $150
March 13-April 3, 2021 |  2:00–4:00 PM EST (11:00 AM–1:00 PM PST)
This Stella Adler® program is a deeper investigation of the concepts introduced in Acting Technique I, including action, circumstance, and justification, rooted in the power of the imagination. Actors will strengthen what they have learned in Acting Technique I through additional exercises developed by Stella Adler.
Instructor: Melissa Mickens