STAGE TUBE: Stella Adler Studio Presents THE TEMPEST

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Outreach Division will perform William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" tonight. The cast are members of the Outreach Division's Adler Youth Group, a free year-long after-school program. The students chosen for the program learn the same acting technique that helped cultivate the talents of Stella Adler alumni like Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando. This performance serves as a milestone project of the program, which has helped students gain confidence, avoid common urban influences like gangs and drugs, and provide a sense of community that will continue long after the program.

At a time when city schools are suffering from a lack of resources and cannot provide an adequate education, the Stella Adler Studio provides low-income teens with high-level training and access to a long revered cultural institution, in a safe haven to escape daily struggles through acting.

Since the program's inception three years ago, Stella Adler has helped over 2,000 kids through the Outreach Division and received over 6,000 applications.

The performances will be held at the Stella Adler Studio, 31 West 27th Street Monday, May 23 - Friday May 27 at 6:30pm. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased on SmartTix.com here: http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?EID=&showCode=TEM19&BundleCode=&GUID=d1a7afdb-7286-4949-a240-b7b2e06d2171

About The Stella Adler Outreach Division
The Stella Adler Outreach Division was created to provide a model of social engagement for the Studio's students and to give free actor training to those who might not otherwise be able to afford it. The program also addresses disadvantaged and at-risk youth's need to have a safe place to learn how to find and express their voices artistically and creatively and to be educated about the craft of acting. The Stella Adler Outreach Division provides free, year-long actor training to these aspiring artists with the same intensity and integrity of all the Studio's other learning tracks. http://www.stellaadler.com/outreach

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 and the school has since 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 nonprofit 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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