Summer Programs

Stella Adler Studio Summer Programs

Every summer, the Stella Adler Studio opens its doors and invites students around the country to participate in Summer Intensive courses, in order to enhance their acting with world-class training and introduce them to the cultural capital of the world.

The Intensives, which last 5 to 10 weeks, offer valuable training for actors of all levels. The center of the Summer Intensives is the Summer Conservatory, which approximates a semester of our NYU training, teaching the principles of Acting Technique, Scene Study, Movement and Voice & Speech. For the advanced actor, we have a Shakespeare Intensive focused on classical acting, a Chekhov Intensive on the form of modern realism, and a Physical Theater Intensive focusing on becoming a physically creative actor. We further offer a Summer Teen Program for young students enthusiastic about beginning – or enhancing – acting training. All classes are taught by our accomplished faculty and housed at our main Chelsea studio and surrounding campus locations . Packages are available for those who enroll in more than one program. Evening seasonal workshops are also available.

Summer Conservatory

10 Weeks, 22 Hours a Week
The Summer Conservatory is a foundation-building course which approximates a full term of our NYU Tisch School of the Arts program. It is officially approved by the National Association of Schools of Theatre as a summer training program.
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Shakespeare Intensive

5 Weeks, 30 Hours a Week
The master teacher for this important intensive is James Tripp, our Head of Acting, whom Stella Adler personally selected to teach Shakespeare. Offered in the summer only, this is a six-week, 30-hour per week intensive designed for the advanced actor to further develop his/her sense of epic size of theatre.
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Chekhov Intensive

5 Weeks, 30 Hours a Week
The Stella Adler Studio has created an advanced-level intensive which endeavors to illuminate modern realism through the lens of its greatest practitioner, Anton Chekhov. The course is centered on Chekhov Scene Study, supplemented by daily physical and vocal work.
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Physical Theatre Intensive

5 Weeks, 30 Hours a Week
The Physical Theatre Intensive is part of the Harold Clurman Center for New Works in Movement and Dance Theatre, and is designed especially for the physically creative actor. Taught by our world-class movement faculty, the program offers seven different courses plus private tutorials that give actors the tools to create their own physical theatre.
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Musical Theatre Intensive

5 Weeks, 30 Hours a Week
The Musical Theatre Intensive is a cutting edge, five-week course providing rigorous musical theatre training anchored in the core belief of the Stella Adler Studio, that growth as an actor and growth as a human being are synonymous. Impassioned acting rooted in craft is most essential in the pivotal moment when a scene becomes a song.
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Actor Warrior Intensive – NEW!

5 Weeks, 30 Hours a Week
The Actor Warrior Intensive offers ways and means to take charge of your life as a theater artist. It offers proactive and effective techniques for creating theater pieces, both solo and ensemble, that will facilitate creative power, self-generated work, and a profound sense of a place in the world as an actor and theater artist.
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Teen Summer Conservatory

5 Weeks, 30 Hours a Week
For actors ages 14-17, this is an extremely demanding program that has been specifically designed for the most talented and ambitious young actors, and is taught by the same world-class faculty that teach our NYU and Conservatory students.
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