Young Actors Professional Intensive (YAPI)
YAPI 2017 is full but auditions for YAPI 2018 will begin in January. Check back here for more details.
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 immersed in college-level theater classes including Audition Technique, Acting for the Camera, Scene Study, Shakespeare, Combat, Improvisation, Musical Theater, The Business and more. Faculty is made up of professional educators and artists. A showcase is presented for an invited audience 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.
Advanced College-Training !
Starting in 2015 the Studio now offers an Advanced section of YAPI called ACT (Advanced College-Training) for a select group of students who have done YAPI and are between 16 and 19 years of age. This program is offered during regular YAPI hours but has different classes and expectations. Limited to 12 students, ACT will focus on preparing students for the rigors of theater in college. Classes include Musical Theater Scene Study, Speech and Phonetics, a daily Actors Boot Camp as well as preparing a song and monologue for a different play or musical each week. Other ACT classes will model YAPI but on a more advanced level.
Enrollment in ACT is by invitation only at this time. After mid March 2018, if there is still space, auditions will be held for advanced acting students, ages 16-19, who have not participated in YAPI. To make an appointment, call 425-820-1800 ext 109.
YAPI orientation/parent meeting:
June 24th (Saturday) 12pm – 2:30pm, parents excused at 1pm
YAPI start date:
July 10th (Monday) –August 19th (Saturday)
Friday August 18th, Saturday August 19th
August 22nd – 27th
YAPI Auditions & Information
Auditions: 2017 auditions have ended. YAPI 2018 auditions will be in January 2018. In general spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditions are 20 minutes in length. Returning students do not need to re-audition but must call to ensure a space.
Prepare: A contemporary monologue one minute in length and an interview. Please bring a picture/resume.
Enrollment: Up to 40 students, ages 13 to 19
2018 Instructors: TBA
2017 Dates: 2017 Summer Dates 7/7 – 8/19
2017 Location: Studio East
2017 Times: 9am until 5pm, Monday – Friday
2017 Showcases: 8/18 and 8/19 at 7pm
2017 Class Fee: $1600
2017 New York Trip: $1750
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.