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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Stella Adler Studio of Acting Accepting Applicants for Arts for the Incarcerated Program

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The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is now accepting entries for its first-ever Arts for the Incarcerated program, a twelve-week intensive program designed to prepare interdisciplinary artists to instruct incarcerated students in theater and playwriting. Through lectures, readings and workshops, participants will acquire the skills and best practices needed to teach inside a correctional facility. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in the Studio’s Outreach Division’s on-site theater courses inside a jail facility, giving them real world experience.

The course is part of the Studio’s Outreach Division, which has been working inside jail and correctional facilities since 2014, bringing the same arts and theater training offered at the Studio to students in these communities.

“Part of the Studio’s mission is to create actor warriors who use their passion for the arts to serve their communities,” said Tom Oppenheim, Artistic Director, Stella Adler Studio of Acting. “With the Arts for the Incarcerated program, we’re training more actor warriors to continue and expand the work of bringing theater to communities that can benefit from it the most.”

The course will take place on Sundays from 12:00PM to 4:00PM beginning September 10, 2017 and conclude on December 3, 2017. (There will be no class on Thanksgiving weekend.)

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.

For more information on the class, or to apply, please contact the Stella Adler Studio at 212-689-0087 or visit http://www.stellaadler.com/classes/workshops/artists-for-the-incarcerated/.



About The Stella Adler Studio of Acting

Established in 1949 by Stella Adler, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting was founded upon Adler’s belief in the supreme seriousness of her art, and has, for the last five decades, enriched every part of the American theater and film arts. Adler’s philosophies kept many well-known members of the theater coming back for her intelligent and passionate advice. She trained many of the brilliant actors of our time, including Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro, Elaine Stritch, Benicio del Toro and Salma Hayek. The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is a not-for-profit organization, which trains over 500 actors annually and also presents world-class lectures, poetry readings, jazz, classical music, theater, and dance theater events. www.stellaadler.com

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