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: 2019 auditions are 2/13, 3/13, 4/3 and 5/8 from 3pm to 5pm. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditions are 20 minutes in length.
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 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