Photo Coverage: The Stella Adler Studio Celebrates 60 Years
The Stella Adler Studio officially celebrated its 60th Anniversary at the fifth annual Stella by Starlight Fundraising Gala on October 19th at the home of Antonio "LA" Reid. This year's honorees included Whoopi Goldberg, Elaine Stritch, Suzanne Shank, Debra Wasser and Bennett Zier. First Lady of Wall Street Muriel "Mickey" Siebert presented Ms. Shank with The Harold Clurman Corporate Award for outstanding commitment and contributions to the betterment of community.
The Stella Adler Studio's mission is to create an environment that nurtures theatre artists who value humanity, their own and others, as their first priority while providing art and education to the greater community. The Studio's programming centers on the idea that growth as an actor and as a human being is synonymous.
About The Stella Adler Studio of Acting: The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is an acting school based in New York City. The actress and teacher Stella Adler founded the Studio in 1949. Adler founded the Studio on her belief in the seriousness of her art. Adler and the school have trained many of the brilliant actors of our time. The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is a nonprofit organization, which trains over 500 actors annually. The Studio also presents public lectures, poetry readings, concerts, theater performances, dance theater events and an annual arts festival. For more information visit the newly designed www.stellaadler.com.
Photos by Peter James Zielinski
Muriel Siebert and Suzanne Shank
Jammal Dee and Ruby Dee
Governor David Patterson
Tom Oppenheim and Governor David Patterson