Studio Intensive

Studio Foundations and Studio Intensive at Studio East

Studio Intensive is an advanced training program for young actors ages 10-19. It is a unique and fun opportunity designed to stretch the mind, body, voice, and imagination. Studio Intensive asks young actors to risk on both personal and artistic levels with a curriculum that intentionally challenges and supports beginning to advanced students.

Students who have been accepted into the Studio Intensive program will engage in three classes each Saturday morning taught by working professionals. Classes focus on acting, speech, and movement training and are limited to 12 students per group to ensure high-quality, individualized instruction.

Students will be grouped by experience and skill level and enrollment is by audition or previous Studio Foundations, Studio Intensive or YAPI experience.

Students must audition to participate in Studio Intensive.

+ Tuition

Tuition for Studio Intensive is $525 per session, or $1575 for the full year. Students can register for individual sessions or for the full year, and tuition can be paid up front in full or on a payment plan. Unfortunately, no tuition refunds are available.

Our expectation is that students miss no more than one class each session. Absences not only impact the learning of the individual student, but also their classmates as theater is an ensemble based craft. Should absences be unavoidable, please contact Education Director Kaysy Ostrom.

Returning Studio Intensive and YAPI students do not need to audition.

There are up to 36 available spots. Current students may choose to return to the program, which means that the total number of available spots varies from year to year.

We can’t wait for you to join us!

+ Auditions

Audition Information: Auditions for Fall of 2021 have passed. Please contact Kaysy Ostrom, Education Director, if you are interested in getting on the wait list or auditioning for the Winter Session.

+ 2021-22 Schedule

Intensive meets on Saturday mornings. Regular class days run from 9am to 1pm, while workshop days run from 9am to noon.

Fall of 2021 will be an in-person schedule but may transition to fully online at any point as we monitor COVID-19 case numbers in our area.

Fall: September 11 – November 13 | Workshop Date: October 2

Winter: January 8 – March 26 (No class on February 19 and March 12) | Workshop Date: TBA

Spring: April 16 – June 11 (No class May 28) | Workshop Date: TBA

The final class of Spring will feature a one act play presented by the Advanced Intensive students.

+ Curriculum and Instructors

We keep our curriculum fresh and exciting, and thus offer classes on a rotating schedule in order to provide a variety of content for returning students. Additional specialty curriculum may be offered as one day workshops throughout the year. Each group will work on different curriculum in each content area.

Our instructors are incredibly experienced and professional in their craft. Most teachers are currently working full time as actors, directors, teachers, musicians, and more.

2021 Instructors:

Vincent (VJ) Orduna – Acting Teacher

Helen Roundhill – Movement/Dance Teacher

Kim Douthit – Wild Card Teacher (Acting, Camera, Voice/Speech, Play Analysis, Devised Theater & More!)

+ Testimonials

“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 Intensive 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