Movement & Dance Theater

Stella Adler Studio of Acting and the Harold Clurman Center for New Works in Movement and Dance Theater (MAD) present
Seven Devils and a French Nun: A True Story
Co-Created by Carine Montbertrand & Ron Bashford
Starring Carine Montbertrand
Directed by Ron Bashford
Free Admission and Open to the Public!
Saturday, July 23rd at 7:00pm
Sunday, July 24th at 2:00pm
Monday, July 25th at 7:00pm
at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting
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This solo show is based on the true story of Jeanne des Anges, the egomaniacal, sex-starved nun who accuses an ambitious, attractive priest of possessing her with seven devils. As a bouffon clown, Carine Montbertrand portrays Jeanne & each of the devils who possessed her. Multiple exorcisms, a burning & a major miracle later, Jeanne becomes a living saint, captivating all of France like a rock superstar.

Center For New Work in Movement and Dance Theater, M.A.D.

The Harold Clurman Center for New Works in Movement and Dance Theatre (MAD) creates and performs new dance and movement theatre work. The Board of Advisors for MAD is comprised of Mimi Garrard, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Margie Gillis, Alexandra Wells, Yoshi Oida, and Bill T. Jones. MAD gives space grants and administrative or artistic support to established, emerging and student choreographers and theater makers.

The mission of MAD is to create vital and visceral performance work that responds to our world and has meaning for our lives. These movement based works do not deny language, but rather, consider physical work to be the essential language of the play. Such physical theatre and dance theatre works will be created and performed by faculty members, guest artists, and graduates of the professional training program at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. MAD also expands the horizons of the student body, and adds to the students’ cultural education, by introducing them to new forms of creativity.


MAD Theatre
MAD Theatre enables the creation of new work by established choreographers.

MAD AIR (Movement and Dance Theatre – Artist In Residence) This is a space grant which fosters new work of emerging artists who need support. The Stella Adler Studio of Acting provides artists with rehearsal studios and a black box theater for performance. This is a reciprocal endeavor where the invited artist and the students of The Stella Adler Studio (New York University and Adler Conservatory programs) will be able to experience each other’s creativity.

Student Organized Movement and Dance Theatre (SO MAD) provides space grants and some artistic consultation to college age students interested in making new work.

“The space grant we received for SOMAD during the summer of 2007 was essential in that it allowed us to revise and further our own work. The combination of the Adler faculty’s encouragement along with the opportunity to perform the piece again inspired us to create new work this year as a company.”
Danielle, student and SO MAD artist

The Pilot Series is a twenty-hour physical theatre laboratory that unites a director/choreographer, two dancers and two actors to create a new work. The purpose of the program is to create dialogue and enhance common vocabulary between artists of the dance/movement and theatre worlds.

Please direct all inquiries to Jena Necrason at