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 2017 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.
New for 2017, students will spend 12 hours, from 10am to 10pm, on Friday, July 7th, participating in team-building exercises, classes, and discussions.
YAPI teachers, as well as guest artists, will also be a part of this exciting day. This is a mandatory part of YAPI.
Advanced College-Training – NEW!
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 2017, 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 7th Team building Day!
July 10th (Monday) –August 19th (Saturday)
Friday August 18th, Saturday August 19th
August 22nd – 27th
YAPI Auditions & Information
Auditions: 2017 auditions are 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, and 3/22 from 3pm to 6pm. 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
2017 Instructors: TBA
Dates: 2017 Summer Dates 7/7 – 8/19
Location: Studio East
Times: 9am until 5pm, Monday – Friday
Showcases: 8/18 and 8/19 at 7pm
Class Fee: $1600
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.