Fall Part-time Workshops Announced

The schedule for the 2017 Fall Part-time Workshop sessions has been released. Classes offered include the return of Ron Burrus’ On-Camera Master Class that is only offered in the fall as well as Acting Technique, Scene Study, On-Camera Technique, Film and TV, Voice and Speech, Sense Memory, and much more. New this year is Paul Takacs’ SOLO: A Solo Performace Workshop. Interviews and enrollment have begun. Classes commence the week of September 12th. Click Here for more information.

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Burke Brown (’16) plays George Deever in “All My Sons” at Warehouse Theatre

Burke Brown (Summer Conservatory ECO Class of 2016) just finished a successful run of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons at Warehouse Theatre in South Carolina playing George Deever. Brown also completed work on the feature film 12 Pound Balls which will be released on May 16th, through Gravitas Ventures.

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Studio Announces Benefit in Honor of Late Student Sean Harrington-Gaffney

New York, NY – April 27, 2017: The Stella Adler Studio of Acting announced today a benefit in honor of late student Sean Harrington-Gaffney, to be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Manhattan. Harrington-Gaffney was a graduate of the Studio’s Evening Conservatory who passed away from a heroin overdose in July 2016, shortly after completing his studies at the Studio. The event is organized by Sean’s mother, Patricia Harrington, in order to raise both funds to support current students of the Studio and awareness about opioid addiction, a growing crisis among millennials.

“Sean was a lively presence at the studio, and most notably, a student who was eager to learn. He was well-liked by his classmates and I remember him as someone with natural ability, positioning himself to grow through his openness to new information and constructive feedback,” said Tom Oppenheim, Artistic Director of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. “While the community was devastated to hear of Sean’s loss, we are deeply inspired by his mother’s intent to not only extend his positive legacy but to also take the shame out of discussing addiction and make sure that Sean’s life continues to have positive reverberations for others.”

“I want my son’s legacy to be remembered for how he lived his life, his talent, his love that he gave so freely, his kindness. At the same time, I want to bring awareness to the fact that this tragedy could happen to any young person, anyone’s child. It is an insidious disease that took Sean’s life in his prime,” said Patricia Harrington, mother of the late Sean Harrington-Gaffney.

Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that deaths due to drug-poisoning increased 2.3-fold for adults aged 18–24 between 2010 and 2013. The rise in opioid-related deaths continues to affect families across the United States. These are epidemic proportions.

The evening will include remarks from Dr. Stephen Ross of New York University and Tom Oppenheim, and performances from students and alumni of the studio. Proceeds from the benefit will go towards creating a need-based scholarship for students participating in the Studio’s programs.

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting was founded in 1949 on the principle that growth as an actor and growth as a human being are synonymous. The mission of the Studio is to create an environment that nurtures theater artists and audiences so that they value humanity, their own and others, as their first priority while providing art and education to the greater community. The Stella Adler Studio of Acting’s Outreach Division works with numerous underserved populations including inner-city students, drug and rehabilitation centers and inmates on Rikers Island.

Tickets start at $250, and are available by visiting stellaadler.com or calling 212-689-0087 x127.

For media inquiries please contact Ann Kaiser at 212-337-8870 or ann@thetascgroup.com.

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Studio Partners with Dream Seeds “Actors Clinic” of Tokyo, Japan

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is thrilled to formally announce its partnership with Dream Seeds “Actors Clinic” of Tokyo, Japan. The result of a long collaboration initiated by alumnus Kajiwara Ryosei (Evening Conservatory ’11) and our beloved late colleague Toshi Shioya, this international partnership will deepen the bonds between American and Japanese acting and theatrical traditions. In our mutual work, the studio’s master teachers will work directly with Japanese actors. The first initiative will commence in late 2017 when master teacher Ron Burrus will visit Japan to give an intensive workshop. Ron Burrus is the greatest living exponent of the acting technique developed by Stella Adler. Stella Adler was the only American actor to study with the great Russian master, Constantine Stanislavski. Thanks to the generosity of partner LesPros Entertainment, Kyugeki Academia in Tokyo Ginza will be the venue for the workshop. In addition, the studio and Dream Seeds “Actors Clinic” will plan an ongoing international exchange to include theatre productions and other meaningful artistic collaborations. For more info visit: http://actors-clinic.info/category/stellaadlerjapan/

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Lea DeLaria, Allan Neuwith and Vincent Schiraldi Join Board of Directors

New York, NY – March 30, 2017: The Stella Adler Studio of Acting announced today four new appointments to its board of directors. The board welcomes Orange Is The New Black actress Lea DeLaria, Emmy Award-nominated screenwriter and producer Allan Neuwirth, and Harvard Kennedy School Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management Vincent Schiraldi and announced the appointment of longtime board member and OITNB actress Kate Mulgrew to the position of co-chair of the board.

“The Studio is thrilled to have these four talented, passionate individuals on our board,” said Tom Oppenheim, Artistic Director, Stella Adler Studio of Acting. “Lea, Kate, Vincent and Allan will help us continue to further the mission of the Studio as we embark on our next act.”

“It is an honor to be included in The Stella Adler Studio family,” said Lea DeLaria, Actor, Orange Is The New Black. “I firmly believe that music, art and theater can change the world.”

“I am pleased to serve on the board of the Stella Adler Studio and help this company continue its mission,” said Kate Mulgrew, Actor, Orange Is The New Black. “Stella taught me that art—particularly the art of acting—will lift us up only if it springs deeply, and truly, from our humanity. It is crucial that her message is carried forth with fearlessness, empathy and joy by the next generation of the studio’s crusaders.”

“The Studio is doing wonderful work that goes beyond traditional theater training,” said Allan Neuwirth, Emmy Award-nominated screenwriter and producer. “I look forward to helping spread the word about their Outreach Division and programs for underserved populations.”

“It is the Stella Adler Studio’s passion for social justice in concert with the incredible programming they provide to people who are incarcerated and disenfranchised that drives me to engage with this world-class, historically significant institution. I’m honored to take a seat on their board,” said Vincent Schiraldi, Senior Research Fellow and Director, Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, Harvard Kennedy School.

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting was founded in 1949 on the principle that growth as an actor and growth as a human being are synonymous. The mission of the Studio is to create an environment that nurtures theater artists and audiences so that they value humanity, their own and others, as their first priority while providing art and education to the greater community. The Stella Adler Studio of Acting’s Outreach Division works with numerous underserved populations including inner-city students, drug and rehabilitation centers and inmates on Rikers Island.

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Studio Announces “Embracing Compassion Week” March 20-24

New York, NY – The Stella Adler Studio of Acting has announced Embracing Compassion Week (March 20 – 24), which will include several events and performances at the Studio and coincides with the Studio’s participation in the Embracing Compassion – Lives of the Dalai Lama exhibition, an international project honoring sacred Tibetan art and the 14 incarnations of the Dalai Lama. A series of thangkas, paintings used by Tibetan Buddhists in their meditations, commissioned by His Holiness the 14 th Dalai Lama, is currently touring the U.S. The artworks will be presented to him on March 20 and reproductions will be on display at the Studio, as well as at other sites all over the world, throughout the week.

The week will also include performances from artists from across the globe. The Studio will host a jazz concert with the Ned Otter Jazz Quartet on Monday, March 20, as part of the David Oppenheim Concert Series, as well as a concert by German pianist and composer Leon Gurvitch on March 21 and a reading by current poet-in- residence Yusef Komunyakaa and concert by Japanese pianist Noriko Kamo on March 23. All events are free and open to the public. “Theater is an ancient art form devoted to telling stories that reflect humanity to itself, and an actor’s job is to imagine being in the shoes of another person. No matter how much an actor disagrees with their character’s choices, they must find a non-judgmental way of giving life to them,” said Tom Oppenheim, Artistic Director, Stella Adler Studio of Acting. “The muscle this exercises for actor and audience alike is the muscle of compassion—that is, the capacity to feel the pain of or to suffer with another or others. This particular aspect of Stella’s technique is deeply sensitizing.”

The Studio’s participation in this project aligns with its mission of creating an environment that nurtures theater artists and audiences who value humanity, their own and others, as their first priority, while bringing art and education to the greater community. This mission is based on the insight that growth as an actor and growth as a human being are synonymous.

From its roots in the Yiddish Theatre tradition, brought to New York City by Jacob Adler and carried forward by Stella, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting has always strived to create a space where artists and audiences are called to deeply investigate and nurture their shared humanity. The practice of compassion that plays such a central role in the life and work of the Dalai Lama is also therefore at the heart of the theater and at the core of the mission of the Stella Adler Studio.

 

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Spend Your Summer Training at Adler!

Interviews and auditions are underway for the Stella Adler Studio of Acting’s world-class summer training programs. Courses include the Summer Conservatory, Shakespeare Intensive, Chekhov Intensive, Physical Theatre Intensive, Musical Theatre Intensive, Self-Generated Theatre Intensive and the Summer Teen Conservatory. Please call the studio for more information on how to apply today!  212-689-0087. More Info at: http://www.stellaadler.com/classes/summer/.

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STUDIO CLOSED FEB 20TH: President’s Day

Due to the National Holiday, the studio will not be open during the day on Monday, February 20th. The studio will be open tonight for all workshop classes and public performances.

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Coral Peña (’15) stars in “24: Legacy” on Fox!

Coral Peña (Class of 2015) stars in the new hit Fox series “24: Legacy” as Mariana Stiles, which premiered this week!

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Studio Closed Over Holiday Break

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting will be closed for the Holiday Season from Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 through Monday, January 2nd, 2017. The studio will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd at 10:00am.

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