Young Actors Professional Intensive (YAPI)


YAPI 2022: July 11 – August 13, 2022

Challenge yourself this summer with 5 weeks of college-level theater classes that include Audition & Acting Technique, Scene Study, Shakespeare, Musical Theater, Improvisation, Tap, Radio Drama, Character Development, Camera Acting, Dance & more! Faculty is made up of professional educators and artists. Admission is by audition only.

This process-based program will meet five days/week Monday-Friday in-person at Studio East, with the ability to go virtual if needed. We will meet from 9am – 5pm. Limited to 24 students ages 13-19.

*RETURNING THIS YEAR* – We are thrilled to bring back the NYC trip for YAPI 2022! Reservations are happening now! More details below.

2023 Auditions 

Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditions are 20 minutes in length & in-person at Studio East. If you are unable to make an audition date in-person, we are happy to schedule a virtual audition. Call our Office Manager, Amanda McGee at 425.820.1800 or email to reserve your spot.

Auditions: Auditions for Summer 2022 have now closed. Please email or call 425.820.1800 if you have questions or want more info for Summer 2023.

Prepare: A memorized contemporary monologue not to exceed 1.5 minutes in length. The rest of the audition will be comprised of an interview and detailed description of the program. Please send in a picture/resume. Returning students do not need to re-audition but must call to ensure a space.

Enrollment: Up to 24 students, ages 13 to 19

YAPI Fee: $1650

This tuition goes towards the best-in-the-biz professional teaching artists, current and relevant curriculum, and more resources as we work to provide your students a wonderful, complete, and memorable summer. Please reach out to our main office for info on scholarships – 425.820.1800 or

Tuition Assistance: If you need financial assistance, please submit an application to our main office before your audition. Due to processing time, we are unable to consider tuition assistance if you wait until orientation to apply. Applying for tuition assistance does not impact selection process.

YAPI Withdrawal: Your tuition is non-refundable up to $500.00 if you drop before May 27th. Unfortunately, there are no YAPI tuition refunds after May 27.

YAPI orientation/parent meeting: Saturday, June 18th (time TBD)

YAPI dates: Monday, July 11th – Friday, August 13th 9am-5pm

Showcase: Students will present a showcase of sketches, songs, dances and more following the YAPI program. The showcase will be held on Friday, August 13 at 7pm and Saturday, August 14 at 2pm at Studio East.

2022 Instructors: Allan Batchelder, Candice Pullom, Dorothy Pierce, Abby Eagleson, Lani Brockman, David Duvall, Marlena McHenry, Megan D. Connell, Julie Grant, Etalia Thomas, VJ Orduna

Following YAPI, students may opt to travel to New York City for a 5-day theater tour. The New York trip fee below includes airfare, hotel, bus and subway fares, theater classes, museum admissions, and tickets to at least 5 shows. Note: There are only *14* spots available for this trip.

Time is of the essence – please let us know if you are interested in the trip as soon as possible, so we can start booking. We need at least 10 students to make the trip happen but are only able to take 14 total. Reservations will be made on a first-come first-served basis.

New York Trip dates: August 16-21, 2022

New York Mandatory Meeting: TBD

New York Fee: $2,000

Musicals we are working to book: Hadestown (Studio alumni in the cast!), Company (Studio alumni in the cast!), Funny Girl, Little Shop of Horrors, (with Christian Boyle as the Dentist), Six, MJ (Michael Jackson), The Girl From the North Country

Mini YAPI is a focused acting course for students who want to delve into some serious theater training. This week-long, process-based acting intensive is taught by the same Instructors who teach the Studio’s six-week Young Actors Professional Intensive (YAPI). Students will showcase their new skills in an informal presentation for parents on Friday afternoon. No auditions are required for Mini YAPI.

For more information and to register for Mini YAPI click HERE.