Young Actors Professional Intensive (YAPI)


YAPI 2019

Challenge yourself this summer with 6 weeks (225 hours) of college-level theater classes that include Audition & Acting Technique, Scene Study, Shakespeare, Musical Theater, Improvisation, Tap, The Business and more. Faculty is made up of professional educators and artists. Admission is by audition only.

This process-based program meets Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm and culminates in a showcase for an audience of family, friends and theater professionals.

Following the program, YAPI students may opt to travel to NYC and see up to 7 Broadway shows, take classes taught by Broadway artists, and meet former Studio East students who are currently on, or have performed on Broadway.

YAPI Auditions & Information

Auditions: The final round of 2019 auditions are 5/8 from 3pm to 5pm and 5/29 from 5pm – 6:40pm. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditions are 20 minutes in length. Call (425) 820- 1800 to reserve your spot.

Prepare: A contemporary monologue one minute in length. Please bring a picture/resume. Returning students do not need to re-audition but must call to ensure a space. If you are interested in the NYC trip, please audition before May 1st.

Enrollment: Up to 36 students, ages 13 to 19

Information Session: February 2 (Saturday) 2pm-3pm

YAPI orientation/parent meeting: June 22 (Saturday) 2pm-4pm

YAPI dates: July 8 (Monday) – August 15 (Friday) 9am – 5pm

Showcases (mandatory): Friday August 16 at 7pm & Saturday August 17 at 2pm

2019 Instructors:  Molly Goforth, Allan Batchelder, David Duvall, Deonn Ritchie Hunt, Susan Bardsley, Lani Brockman, Julie Grant, Jayne Ava and more!

YAPI Fee: $1650

New York Trip

Following YAPI, students may opt to travel to New York City for a 6-day theater tour. The New York trip fee includes airfare, hotel, bus and subway fares, theater classes, museum admissions, and at least 5 shows.

New York Trip dates: August 20  – August 25

New York Mandatory Meeting: July 30  (Tuesday) 6pm – 7:30pm

New York Fee: $1,800