Stella Adler Technique
Learn the Stella Adler Method in Los Angeles
Learn the Stella Adler technique at our acting studio and explore the principles and language behind Stella Adler’s approach to acting, including action, justification, and circumstance. Develop a strong foundation from which to build yourself as an actor.
Stella Adler believed that an actor’s talent springs from their imagination. She trained with Stanislavsky and studied the method, but didn’t subscribe to the notion that an actor needs to relive past experiences in order to connect with the character.
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Acting Is Doing
The actor must always do something on stage. The actor looks for action cues in the script (for instance, “to teach, to confess, to beg”) and finds the human conflict in them. They must have a rationalization for each action, i.e. why they are performing each action.
Developing the Imagination
Under the Stella Adler technique, an actor develops their imagination by first observing the world around them in minute detail. They can then create specific images in their mind and surround themselves with things that are true to them on stage. If they succeed, the audience will be able to see through their eyes.
Training the Mind
Actors must have an intimate understanding of the play in order to reveal its secrets to the audience. They must study the text and the ideas therein, but also research the social situations of the play.
Adler believed that actors need strong voices and bodies for the stage, and that they can bring size to their actions. She encouraged actors to never be small in personality on the stage. Students of Stella Adler’s technique learned to always bring a bigger vision to the text.
Interested in Acting Classes in Los Angeles?
Aspiring actors who are interested in enrolling in our programs can do so online at different times throughout the year. We also offer flexible online classes for adults and children (including summer camps). These virtual classes are conducted in real-time on Zoom and offer live interactions with acting coaches and classmates.
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Beginner Acting Classes
Our beginner classes are available for dedicated actors at any stage of their career. We teach skills that can be applied easily, effectively, and specifically. Actors worldwide achieve success by learning multiple techniques, including the Stella Adler method at our studio of acting.
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