Young Actors Professional Intensive (YAPI)
If you’re a teen between the ages of 13 and 19 who’s interested in a summer full of theater classes, intense learning, and a lot of fun, our YAPI summer program is for you.
Students spend six weeks (225 hours) immersed in college-level theater classes including Audition Technique, Acting for the Camera, Scene Study, Shakespeare, Combat, Dance, Improvisation, Musical Theater, The Business and more. Faculty is made up of professional educators and artists. A showcase is presented on the final weekend. YAPI is open to actors 13-19 years old and students are grouped by age and experience. Admission is by audition only.
YAPI Auditions & Information
Auditions: 2018 auditions are 4/11 and 5/9 from 3pm to 6pm. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditions are 20 minutes in length. Prepare a contemporary monologue one minute in length and an interview. Please bring a picture/resume. Returning students do not need to re-audition but must call to ensure a space. If you are interested in the NYC trip, please audition before May 1st.
Enrollment: Up to 40 students, ages 13 to 19
YAPI orientation/parent meeting: June 23 (Saturday) 12pm – 2:30pm, parents excused at 1pm
YAPI dates: July 9 (Monday) – August 18 9am – 5pm
Showcase: Friday August 17, Saturday August 18
New York Mandatory Meeting: July 31 (Tuesday) 6pm – 7:30pm
New York Trip: August 21 – August 26
2018 Class Fee: $1,650
2018 New York Trip: $1,800
NEW YORK TRIP: Following YAPI, students may opt to travel to New York for a 6-day theater tour. The New York trip fee includes airfare, hotel, and at least five shows.