From Marlon Brando to Mark Ruffalo, Merly Streep to Salma Hayek and a current crop of young, up and coming actors, the imagination based Stella Adler Technique is embraced by a who's who of stage, film and television actors.
Stella Adler offers fun, fast paced, youth workshops for the 'non-actor' and actor alike. Workshops that expand the imagination and encourage growth and learning in life.
Student Youth imagination workshops
is the key to learning
Pat Dade (Improvisation) Originally from Washington D.C., Ms. Dade came to Los Angeles in 1996 and began teaching at Stella Adler-Los Angeles in 1998. She has appeared in numerous television series including Lifetime''s Strong Medicine and NBC's Homicide in a recurring role as attorney Monica Murphy. Film work includes the Michael Jackson''s horror short, Ghosts, and SWAT. She has performed for 15 years with the national improv troupe Comedy Sportz and is a former member of the Groundlings Sunday Company. Ms. Dade is also a professional writer, recipient of a 2001 Telly Award for her screenplay, The Cross.
An active, creative, highly energized workshop that encourages team building and interrelating. Though fast paced, imaginative theatre games, improv exercises and role playing, participants will learn to leap past limiting personal boundries, while heightening their listening skills and encouraging a new sense of self. And it is soooooo much fun!
Shaunnie is a native of Southern California. She has trained with UCLA's Theater Actors Apprenticeship Program, Charles Conrad Studio, The Casting Break and Barbara Beneville's Just Breathe. Theatre credits include Oedi, Father of the Bride and You Can't Take It With You. In television, Shaunnie has appeared in Comedy Central's Strip Mall, as well as commercially. When she joined the Hauska Comedy Troupe, she discovered her love for Improv. With Hauska, she had the privilege of performing at The Comedy Store and The Ice House. Shaunnie continues Improv performing with the Turning Point Improv Players under the direction of Pat Dade.
An actress, director, producer, and teacher, May has taught at Stella Adler Academy for over a decade. A native of Los Angeles, Ms. Goodman moved to New York to study with Stella Adler, herself, before returning to the west coast to pursue career in acting. Her many stage credits include: Woman in Mind with Helen Mirren, originating the role of Heloise in Timothy McNeil's Crane, Ms., The Charm of Making, Self Torture and Strenuous Exercise (N.Y.), Female Transport (N.Y.), the National Tour of Vanities, and the role of Pamela in Heartbreak which she also originated. She has also had the pleasure to tour Ireland in the Gingerbread Lady. Amongst her many television appearances are: Cheers, Golden Girls, Fatal Exposure and My So Called Life. Her film roles have been in such diverse movies as Postcards from the Edge, Regarding Henry, Galaxies are Colliding, Lost Angels and Bella. She produced the movie of the week Murder C.O.D. and is proud to share a "story by" credit on the film Picture Perfect starring Jennifer Aniston. Her directing credits include Brilliant Traces, Win Lose Draw, Crimes of the Heart, Fubar, 12, Ravenscroft and Boy & Girl at the Adler.
Chè Walker is a graduate of Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. He has notched up over forty professional Television Acting Credits and appeared in ten professional stage plays, before becoming a playwright. His first play Been So Long premiered at the world-renowned Royal Court Theatre in 1998, and subsequent translations and productions include New York, Los Angeles, Seoul, Paris, Dortmund, Oslo and Copenhagen. His second stage play Fleshwound premiered at the Royal Court in 2003, and won both The George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright and an Arts Council Writer of The Future Award. Crazy Love his play for Paines Plough Theatre Company, premiered in Oran Mor, Scotland before transferring to The Shunt, Central London in 2007. In 2008, Chè made theatrical history when his play The Frontline became the first contemporary-set play to be performed at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London since Merry Wives of Windsor in 1597. Other writing credits include, The Frontline (2009), Lovesong (2010), The Eighth (2011), The Lightning Child (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (2013), and Klook’s Last Stand (Park Theatre London 2014). Chè has taught acting at RADA, Central School for Speech and Drama, East 15 and the Arts Project for Socially Excluded Youth. He was also Head of Acting at the Weekend Arts College for over ten years. He has taught writing for the Royal Court Young Writers’ Programme, in the Feltham Young Offenders’ Institute, at the Centre Point Homeless Shelter, and for Hampstead Theatre Youth Project.
May Quigley Goodman
A fun, on-your-feet way for students to begin to play with some of the basic tools of creating an interesting character. Participants will connect the dots from physical movement, to mannerisms, to behavior and even profession- all the way to the full life of their own imaginary person. They will interact with their fellow students imaginary characters in an imaginary place. In this workshop, students use their imaginations to create the story of a character and learn to communicate that story to others.
An on-your-feet workshop. Behind the mask you are free to create exciting and surprising, larger-than-life personalities. Because the mask hides the self, students are able to delve deep into untapped creative potential. Focusing on spontaneous expression, play and transformation, this workshop will engage in a series of performance exercises and games that explore the concerts of organic development of character and learn to communicate that story to others.
Jade Gordon is a founding member of the Los Angeles based art collective, My Barbarian. With the group, she has performed and exhibited worldwide. Holding an M.A. in Applied Theater Arts from the University of Southern California, Jade teaches Theater History, Mask Performance Techniques, and facilitates the Community Outreach Program at Stella Adler. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Theater at CalArts, has led Theater of the Oppressed workshops for senior citizens and students in Los Angeles and for artists internationally, and has studied at the Center for the Theater of the Oppressed in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Some of her professional acting credits include TV’s That 70s Show and films, Grace of My Heart, Things Behind Sun, and Sugar Town for which she was nominated for an IFC Independent Spirit Award for “best debut performance” in 1999.
Learning and growth as a human being are synonymous
A physical, fun and creative workshop that helps students approach the nature of a character. Acting comes from action. This workshop explores the core of a character through exercises. Strong characters demand strong choices. The real, natural, unedited and raw energy of animals provides us with authentic and organic choices, which leads to truthful actions and reactions. Acting is an experience full of unexpected surprises that can be discovered and explored by beginning with the animals and their movement patterns.
Movement for character Workshop
Yorogs is an actor, director and acting teacher, born and raised in Greece. He graduated from the Philosophy and History Department of Ionian University and The Greek National Theatre Academy. In 2012 he received a Fulbright Scholarship as an exceptional artist to attend the full time program at Stella Adler Academy of Acting in Los Angeles. As an actor, he played lead roles in more than 30 theatre plays of a range repertoire including ancient Greek dramas, Shakespeare, Checkov, Williams, F. Vendekind and so on. He has also appeared in over 30 feature films and 12 TV series. Since 2008, he has directed 8 theatre plays in several major venues in Athens. He was awarded best stage actor of Greece in 2008. He has translated from English and Spanish into Greek and published several theatre plays. He is also known for supporting charitable institutions such as Therapeutic Riding Association of Greece, The Smile Of The Child, Animal Welfare Organizations etc. He has been teaching acting on stage and in front of the camera using his own technique based on animal archetypes for the last 8 years in various Drama schools and healing centers. In 2010 he founded the Emporeios Workshops on Nissyros island in the Aegean sea.
Celebrity Q&A Session
*Prices of workshops are based on groups of 15 or more with two complimentary entries for ever 15 paid entries . These 90 minute workshops can be expanded upon and other workshops added depending on your needs and the availability of our professional instructors. Addition fees may apply.
This rare, once in a lifetime opportunity for students to interact with respected members of the Entertainment Industry in a relaxed setting. This speaker will discuss the imaginative creative process. Students will be encouraged to interview the celebrity speaker, creating a conversation between student and professional.
Subject to availability
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