Studio Intensive

Studio Foundations and Studio Intensive at Studio East

Studio Intensive is an advanced training program for young actors ages 10-19. Designed to stretch the mind, body, voice, and imagination, Studio Intensive asks students to risk on both personal an 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 voice, acting, and movement training and are limited to 12 students to ensure high-quality, individualized instruction.

Each session (Fall, Winter, and Spring) will end with an invitation to families to explore what their students have learned at an informal open house.

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 Foundations & 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. Learn more about Studio East 2020-2021 payment plan options. No tuition refunds are available.

We will expect students to 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 Interim Education Director Kaysy Ostrom.

+ Auditions

Returning Studio Intensive and YAPI students do not need to audition. If you are a returning student, please submit the tuition form by April 3rd to secure your spot for the Spring.

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.

Students will be contacted regarding acceptance to the program no later than April 9th, 2021 for the Spring session.

Audition Information: All auditions for the fall of 2020 will be done via video submission.

Audition video submissions for Spring 2021 due by Monday, April 5th at 5:00pm

  • Fill out the online audition form where you can include a link to your one-minute audition video on YouTube. You can also email the link with your resume and headshot.
  • Email resume and headshot  to Interim Education Director Kaysy Ostrom. Please only submit once. Make sure your video is complete before starting the form.
  • How to upload to an unlisted YouTube
    • Go to
    • In the top right corner, click create, then upload video
    • Select the file you would like to upload
    • Title the video- ex. Corey Intensive Audition Video
    • Click next, skip step 2, and go to step 3 (visibility)
    • Select unlisted
    • Copy the link and put it into your audition form
    • Now only those who click on the link will be able to see it.
    • Please leave the video up until casting is complete.
    • New auditioning students will need to prepare a monologue and song, not to exceed two minutes total.

+ 2020-2021 Schedule

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

Fall of 2020 will be a hybrid online/in-person schedule but may transition to fully online at any point as we monitor COVID-19 case numbers in our area. Students who are unable to join us in person for any reason will be able to participate 100% online at least through the Fall session.

Fall: September 12 – November 14, workshop October 17th
Winter: January 9 – March 27, no class 2/13 or 3/13, workshop January 23rd
Spring: April 17 – June 12, workshop May 15th

The final class of each session will include an open house for families to come see what their student have been working on.

+ Curriculum and Instructors

Curriculum is offered 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.

+ 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