Shelton Theater

Shelton Theater

In 1965, Ms. Jean Shelton, a New York acting teacher, director, and actress founded the Lab with her husband Robert Elross. Having worked with Group Theatre members Stella Adler, Harold Clurman, Wendell Phillips, and acting genius Michel Chekov. Ms. Shelton was the first of the Stanislavsky technique teachers in Northern California and has maintained that fine tradition of “New York Realistic” acting. Lab students quickly gained a reputation for truthfulness and emotional believability their work and almost overnight the Jean Shelton Actors Lab became the premier school for actors in Northern California. - sheltontheater.com/history