For actors ages 14-17, the Stella Adler Studio Summer Teenage Conservatory is an extremely demanding program that has been specifically designed for the most talented and ambitious young actors, and is taught by the same world-class faculty that teach our NYU and Conservatory students.
The Stella Adler Summer Teen Conservatory is a five week, thirty-hour-per-week intensive for 14-17 year olds; 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. 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 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.
Classes: Movement for Actors, Voice and Speech, Improvisation, Script Interpretation, Acting Technique, Scene Study and Shakespeare.
Master Classes: Physical Theatre, Stage Combat, Acting for Film and TV and the Business of Acting.
Program ends with an “Open Class” where students show work from Scene Study and Shakespeare Classes. Parents welcome.
Housing accommodations are not included.