The Stella Adler Studio of Acting was founded by actress and teacher Stella Adler in 1949. A nonprofit organization that trains more than 500 actors a year, the school's alumni include Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro and Stritch, whose documentary "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" recently screened at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The Stella Adler Outreach Division provides annual free theatre programs to hundreds of young people who live below the poverty line and has reached nearly 5,000 youth since 2004. The Studio also presents public lectures, poetry readings, concerts, theatre performances, dance theatre events and an annual arts festival. More information can be found at stellaadler.com.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.