Teen Programs

The Teen Conservatory Program is based on the conviction that young actors, ages 14 to 17, can be trained with the same rigor and discipline as adults. The Faculty in this program is the same as, or comparable to, the Studio’s Conservatory or NYU Tisch Undergraduate Drama programs. Actors exercise all the aspects of craft required to achieve the highest professional standards: voice and speech, movement, improvisation, scene study, Shakespeare and acting technique.

As with all of the Studio’s programs, the Teen Conservatory is informed by the insight that growth as an actor and growth as a human begin are synonymous. Young people are therefore acquainted not only with core elements of actor training but with the artistic, cultural and humanistic values that support a life in the theater.

For information on our Teen Weekend Conservatory, Weekend Workshops, Summer Teen Conservatory Intensive please contact us at 212-689-0087 or email christa@stellaadler.com

“Going through the Teen Conservatory specifically helped immensely with my transition in to the NYU Tisch Drama program because I became accustomed to nine-hour days, five days a week. The skills I developed within the Teen Conservatory program are invaluable. They continue to inform my acting and how I operate in my every day life.”
-Kataruna Zhu, NYU Tisch BFA Student


Teen Weekend Conservatory – Now Enrolling!

8 WEEKS, $995
Saturdays, 10:00am-6:00pm
Spring Session: February 4 – April 1 (skips March 18th)
In the fall and spring, the studio offers a conservatory program for teens on Saturdays. This all-day intensive is structured to suit both the emerging and professional young actor, and is designed to introduce the acting technique developed by Stella Adler.
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Teen Summer Conservatory

5 Weeks, $3250
Monday-Friday, 30 Hours a Week
July 10 – August 11, 2017
The Stella Adler Summer Teen Conservatory is a five week, thirty-hour-per-week intensive for 14-17 year olds held Monday through Friday; it is the most rigorous of its kind. This demanding program is based on the conviction that young actors can be trained with the same rigor and discipline as adults.
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Summer Rehearsal and Performance Intensive

5 Weeks, $2995
Monday-Friday, 30 Hours a Week
July 10 – August 11, 2017
Students spend the 5 weeks of this performance-focused intensive immersed in a rigorous and challenging rehearsal process that culminates in public performances. This intensive includes working on original material written for the teens by playwrights commissioned by the studio.
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