The master teacher for this important intensive is James Tripp, our Head of Acting, whom Stella Adler personally selected to teach Shakespeare. Teaching alongside Mr. Tripp is J. Steven White, one of the country’s leading stage combat instructors and Andrew Wade, former head of voice at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Verse is taught by Angela Vitale, veteran actress of over 30 classical productions in New York. Offered in the summer only, this is a five-week, 30-hour per week intensive designed for the advanced actor to further develop his/her sense of the epic size of theater.
“Central to my technique…is the actor’s understanding of the epic size of theater – in the body, in the voice, in the mind, and in the soul – an understanding that Shakespeare forces actors to embrace their whole selves by exploring man’s Promethean battle with God, fate, and his own personal demons.” – Stella Adler
Admission to the Shakespeare Intensive is by interview and audition. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
Applicant must submit the following:
- A completed application form
- Headshot and Resume
- A $40 non-refundable application fee (payable to Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Inc)
The audition should consist of one classical monologue no longer than 90 seconds in length. Phone Interviews and Video Auditions are acceptable, if necessary. After the interview and audition have taken place, applicants will be formally notified phone regarding their acceptance in the program.