Summer Physical Theatre Intensive

July 11th – August 12th, 2016
5 Weeks, 30 Hours of Class per Week
Tuition: $3250
Application Deadline: March 15, 2016

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 performer. The program offers five weeks of immersion in intensive physical theatre and movement training with a strong focus on devising original work. Students study a variety of influential techniques taught by the studio’s world-class movement faculty. The program serves a select group of actors, dancers, choreographers, and directors. In addition to classes, students participate in Autonomy- an ensemble-driven devising process with no director which culminate in a performance in the studio’s black box theater at the completion of the intensive.

Classes: Image Work, Impulse and Structure, Physical Acting, Sourcework, Modern Dance, Lucid Body Technique, Mime, Neutral Mask, Voice and Speech, Private Tutorial and Autonomy (Creating Original Work)

“I was challenged and inspired not only to build the inner life of a character through specific exploration of the body, but also to experience my own inner life more deeply. The incredibly masterful teachers and the nurturing, supportive environment of the studio gave me the courage to abandon text and learn to speak through movement.”Lauren Patten (Fun Home on Broadway)

“(The Physical Theatre Intensive) is a great way to build a trust within yourself and with the people you work with in the program. You’ll not only move better on the stage, but you’ll move better in the world.” – S. Nicole Roberts

Admission Information

NEW OPTION! Apply online using the Stella Adler Online Application Portal.

Admission to the Physical Theatre Intensive is by entrance interview with the Head-of-Movement. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Applicant must submit the following:

  1. A completed application form
  2. Headshot and Resume
  3. A $40 non-refundable application fee (payable to Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Inc)

Head-of-Movement Jena Necrason on the Physical Theatre Intensive