5 Weeks, 20 Hours/Week
Application Deadline Extended: April 1, 2021
The Stella Adler Online Teen Summer Conservatory is a five week, twenty-hour-per-week intensive for 14-18 year olds taking place through live instruction on Zoom. This demanding program is based on the conviction that young actors 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 Online Summer 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 and film.
Scene Study – 3 hours
Voice & Speech – 3 hours
Movement – 3 hours
Shakespeare – 3 hours
Improvisation – 2 hours
Master Class – 2 hours – Monologues, Business of Acting, Film/TV Acting, Physical Storytelling (Subject to Change)
Practicum – 1 hour
How to Apply
Apply online using the Stella Adler Online Application Portal. Video auditions can also be submitted if you cannot audition in person.
International study is available for this program.
Admission to the Teen Online Summer Conservatory is by audition and interview. Applicants must be between the ages 14-18. Applicants must submit the following:
- A completed Online Application Form.
- Headshot (Photo) and Resume. If you do not have a professional headshot, it is okay, any clear photo of you can work.
- One Letter of Recommendation, including the referee’s address and telephone number. The letter should be from teacher or persons who can supply a recommendation as to the applicant’s character and potential. Referees may be contacted directly.
- A $45 non-refundable application fee (payable to Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Inc).
The audition should consist of a memorized performance of two monologues: one Shakespeare and one Contemporary, no longer than 90 seconds each. Auditions should be submitted to our Video Auditions Form and interviews will be held over Zoom. After the interview and audition have taken place, applicants will be formally notified by email regarding their acceptance in the program.