Teen Weekend Programs

TEEN WEEKEND CONSERVATORY

COVID-19 UPDATE: Actors wishing to train in-person at the Stella Adler Studio must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be able to submit proof of their vaccination by the start of their first class.

Fall Session: October 9-December 4, 2021 (Skips Thanksgiving Weekend)
Spring Session: February – April, 2022 (Skips Spring Break)
Teen Conservatory 2

The Teen Conservatory Program is based on the conviction that young actors, ages 14 to 18, 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.

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. 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 being 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. Ages 14-18

Please take a moment to view our Teen Programs Video.

SESSION 1 (In Person)

8 Weeks | Saturdays from 10am – 6pm ET
Fall Session: October 9-December 4, 2021 (Skips Thanksgiving Weekend)
Tuition: $995
The Teen Weekend Conservatory is our most popular program for teen actors. This weekend intensive held on Saturdays in-person at the studio is structured to suit both the emerging and professional young actor seeking to train with the studio’s NYU Tisch & Conservatory faculty. The program will explore serious multi-disciplinary training in a conservatory environment in order to build a solid foundation in the actor’s craft while introducing Stella Adler’s approach to character development.
Classes: Scene Study, Acting Technique, Improvisation, Voice & Speech, Movement Techniques
Apply Online to Schedule Interview

SESSION 2

8 Weeks | Saturdays from 10am – 6pm ET
Not Offered This Fall
Spring Session: February – April, 2022 (Skips Spring Break)
Tuition: $995
An opportunity for the young actor to expand his/her understanding to the next level with new concepts, challenges, and introducing on-camera acting techniques. Once a student finishes all requirements of Session 2, they will receive a Certificate of Completion for the Teen Weekend Conservatory.
Classes: Scene Study, Movement for the Actor, Voice & Speech, Acting for Film & TV

Admission Information

Admission to the Teen Weekend Conservatory program is by entrance interview with the Director of Teen Programs. Applicants must be 14-18 years of age. To schedule an interview, please complete a Teen Online Application Form first. Once the application is received, the administration will contact you to schedule an interview appointment. There is no commitment made when submitting the form.

*NOTICE* Applications must be reviewed and signed by the teen’s guardian.


TEEN WORKSHOPS (Online)

Workshops are weekly sessions on Saturdays and Sundays online via Zoom.

Acting Technique 1

6 WEEKS | Tuition $240
October 17-November 21, 2021
Sundays, 12:00-2:00 PM (ET)
This Stella Adler® program explores the language and principles of Stella Adler’s approach to acting, including action, circumstance, and justification, rooted in the power of the imagination. Young artists will develop a foundation from which to build themselves as actors as well as human beings.
Instructor: Josh Rowe

Acting Technique 2

6 WEEKS | Tuition $240
Completion of Acting Technique 1 Required
October 17-November 21, 2021
Sundays, 12:00-2:00 PM (ET)
This Stella Adler® program is a deeper investigation of the concepts introduced in Acting Technique 1, including action, circumstance, and justification, rooted in the power of the imagination. Actors will strengthen what they have learned in Acting Technique I through additional exercises developed by Stella Adler.
Instructor: Josh Davis


Admission into the College Audition Prep Workshop are by one of the following:
1. Completion of Weekend Conservatory Sessions 1 & 2
2. Completion of the Teen Summer Conservatory
3. Admission by Audition

College Audition Prep with Christa Kimlicko Jones

Invite or Audition Required
6 Weeks, 3 Hours/Week | $360
October 16–November 20, 2021
SATURDAYS, 11:00AM – 2:00PM
This class will comprehensively prepare the current high school senior or junior theatre student for the rigorous demands of the monologue audition process for BFA and BA theatre programs. This class combines the structure of a group class with the intimacy and personal attention of private coaching. Students will leave the class with polished audition material and fully prepared to audition for college programs.
Instructor: Christa Kimlicko Jones, Director of Teen Programs and NYU Tisch Instructor

ADVANCED SCENE STUDY WORKSHOP

Invite or Audition Required
Fall Session: Not Offered This Year
8 WEEKS, $575
SATURDAYS, 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Utilizing contemporary texts, students expand the core skills required of actors by connecting to one’s partner through objectives, actions, relationships, and script analysis. While primarily focusing on scene work, exercises are implemented as well.


How to Apply to Online Workshops

New Students
Admission to the Teen Online Courses is by entrance interview with the Director of Teen Programs. Applicants must be 14–18 years of age. To schedule an interview, please complete a Teen Online Courses Application Form first. Once the application is received, the administration will contact you to schedule an interview appointment. There is no commitment made when submitting the form.

Returning Students
Current or former students of the Stella Adler Studio do not need to submit a new application. Please email christa@stellaadler.com for approval.