The Studio Intensive Program
The Studio Intensive runs September through June and is serious fun college level theater training for students ages 13 – 19.
“Not only did the Studio East Intensive refine my son’s skills as a performing artist, it gave him more confidence in all other areas of his life. The quality of instruction was superb.” -Studio Itensive parent, Holly Girouard 2017
“The exposure to so many of the varied fundamentals of acting is great.” – Studio Intensive Student
“I liked the instructors, and having fun with friends, and feeling like you were really learning skills you could use on stage and in auditions.” – Studio Intensive Student
“My child has learned so much over the year of intensive and their skills have improved quite noticeably.” – Studio Intensive Parent
“Your instructors are consistently impressive in terms of both performance ability and teaching skill.” – Studio Intensive Parent
Enrollment & Auditions Studio Intensive
We are auditioning and taking registrations for 2017-2018 Studio Intensive now!
To join the 2017-2018 Studio Intensive contact Studio East at 425-820-1800 to set up an audition time and to register. New auditioning students will need to prepare a monologue and song, not to exceed two minutes total, and prepare for a brief interview. Returning Studio Intensive students and YAPI graduates do not need to audition. Level placement is based on previous experience and Instructor/Director referral.
We will encourage young actors who show high potential and focus in classes, camps or productions to audition. Level placement is based on previous experience and audition.
Call the office at 425-820-1800 for information on enrollment.
Saturday mornings, classes run 9am to 1pm, workshops run 9am to noon
Fall: September 9– November 18 (9 class days and 2 workshop days on 10/7 and 11/18)
Winter: January 6– March 31 (9 class days and 2 workshop days on 1/20 and 3/10, no class 2/17)
Spring: April 14– June 16 (7 class days and 2 workshop days on 5/12 and 5/26)
Detailed Class Descriptions and Instructors from the 2017-2018 Studio Intensive can be found here.
For serious theater students age 13-19, this school-year training program is for teens who want to study in depth the art and craft of theater. Designed to stretch the mind, body, voice and imagination, the Intensive asks students to risk on both personal and artistic levels with a curriculum that intentionally challenges and supports beginning to advanced students.
Students in the Studio Intensive will engage in three classes each Saturday morning. Taught by working professionals, Intensive classes focus on vocal, acting, and dance training. Students will build musical theater skills as well as serious acting skills throughout the year. Intensive classes are limited to 10 students to ensure high-quality, individualized instruction.
Progress reports will be written at the end of each quarter by the Instructors so that each student’s success in the program is documented. Instructors will also communicate with families via email throughout the year to ensure class goals and progress towards them is clear.
The Studio Intensive students will be grouped by experience and skill level. The program is limited to three sections of 10 students each, and enrollment is by audition or previous Studio Intensive or YAPI experience.
- A consistent learning path for serious students through college-level training
- Instruction in specific skills that connect directly to Mainstage productions, college acceptance, and professional theater expectations
- Training by expert Instructors invested in the learning outcomes for each student
- Personal attention to individual student needs and learning goals
- Developing well-rounded performers
See Studio East for 2016-2017 pricing and payment plan options here.
No tuition refunds are available.
Students will be asked to complete a short self-assessment. After the Fall session, students and parents will attend a conference with the Education Director or Artistic Director to discuss the Fall progress reports from the Instructors and review the goals that have been set. Conferences are optional during the Winter quarter, and all students and parents are invited to have an in-person conference after the Spring session. Each quarter will culminate with an open class session for each course, which parents are invited to attend. Spring session will end with a final presentation.
Commitment to Attendance
Families will be asked to commit to the 9-month program by September 5th, and the non-refundable $200 deposit is due at that time. We will expect students to miss no more than two classes each quarter. Absences not only impact the learning of the individual student, but also his/her classmates.
The Intensive is a spiral curriculum program – each time a student touches on a topic they will be experiencing it at a deeper level. We encourage students to study continuously. Intensive students will not need to re-audition for the next year. Instructors will recommend student class levels for the coming Fall in their year-end Progress Reports.