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 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 !
The Studio 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 Auditions & Information
Auditions: 2018 auditions are 1/24, 2/7, 3/14, 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.
Enrollment: Up to 40 students, ages 13 to 19
Information session: Feb 10th (Saturday) 1pm – 2pm
YAPI orientation/parent meeting: June 23nd (Saturday) 12pm – 2:30pm, parents excused at 1pm
YAPI dates: July 9th (Monday) – August 18th 9am – 5pm
Showcase: Friday August 17th, Saturday August 18th
New York Mandatory Meeting: July 31st (Tuesday) 6pm – 7:30pm
New York Trip: August 21st – August 26th
2018 Instructors: TBA
2018 Class Fee: $1,650
2018 New York Trip: TBA
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.