Mission

Mission Statement
Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre – Los Angeles is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to uplifting and enriching our collective humanity through the dramatic arts. Driven by the belief that growth as an actor and growth as a person are the same, our Academy & Theatre provides the tools, training, and discipline to nurture and support actors who are committed not only to the art form, but to a life of social engagement. In addition to our teaching center, we offer public programming and extensive community outreach.

About Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre – Los Angeles
Over the last 30 years, we have grown from a grassroots acting school into a world-renowned institution for acting and theatre. We are a family of artists and a community of visionaries, and we believe in providing arts education and live performance opportunities to people of all ages who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience live theatre. We are proud to contribute to community development by devoting substantial resources to address the needs of under-served populations and engage students in the arts.

As part of our general Outreach Program, Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre – Los Angeles provides free school-day theatrical performances and artist residences to low-income students throughout Los Angeles County. Due to Stella Adler’s location in an under-served, economically disadvantaged area (Hollywood Blvd. at Highland), our Children’s Program prioritizes its outreach to neighborhood schools within walking distance from the Academy’s front door.

Other outreach and education initiatives includes: All Access/Pay-What-You-Can Nights; Student and Senior Discounts; and Social ACTivism, our innovative work study program that allows outstanding students to participate in our Academy on scholarship by “paying it back” to the community.


Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Board of Directors
Brad Fischer
Nicki Fowler
Ken Martin
Wendy Overend
John Jack Rodgers
Mark Ruffalo