Rob Adler teaches you how to get out of your head and bring spontaneity, presence and play to TV and film scripts so well prepared performances look improvised.He is an actor, director, teacher and the founder of the AdlerImprov Studio in Hollywood, an on-camera coach for Lionsgate, Disney, FOX, NBC and ABC’s production companies, and a faculty member of the USC School of Dramatic Arts. He has also taught at CalArts, the Geffen Playhouse, American Music & Dramatic Academy, Boston University, Occidental College and internationally in Tokyo, Japan, Johannesburg, South Africa and Nassau in The Bahamas. In 2013 Adler directed his first film ‘iVOTE’ starring Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts and Emmy Award winners Dan Lauria and Sharon Lawrence.
Adler is a long time activist. His artistic mission is to raise awareness of peace and progress issues, which is reflected in the plays he directed, including “Paul Robeson: The Artist Must Take Sides” in Chicago. He devised and directed “Patriot Act”, starring acclaimed performer Roger Guenveur Smith (Do the Right Thing, American Gangster, K-Street), continuing his long time affiliation with Los Angeles’ Bootleg Theater. He also directed and produced “Rise & Shout,” starring Joe Mantegna, Jack Klugman, Jean Smart and Wendie Malick to benefit the Will Geer Theater, where he was a company member for nearly a decade.
Adler also is a working actor having appeared in Hollywood films, commercials and television shows, both national network and cable. He studied in Chicago at The Theater School/Goodman School of Drama and in the UK at BADA. His expertise was honed with the world’s foremost teachers and institutions, including Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw and Paul Sills, in Spolin, Viewpoints and Commedia Del Arte, with the Groundlings, Second City, Anne Bogart’s SITI Company and Tim Robbins’ Actors Gang, among others. Adler also holds a certificate in Film Directing from UCLA.