Young Actors Professional Intensive (YAPI)


YAPI 2020 – July 6-August 14

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.

Info Session: Saturday, February 8th 2-3pm

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.

Interested in YAPI, but unable to commit to all 6 weeks? Check out Mini YAPI, a week-long process-based acting intensive taught by the same YAPI instructors.

2020 auditions are 2/12, 2/26, 3/11, 4/1, 5/6 and 6/10 from 3pm to 5:30pm. 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

YAPI Fee: $1650

*summer early enrollment discounts are not applicable to YAPI*

YAPI orientation/parent meeting: Saturday, June 20th 12:30pm-3pm

YAPI dates: Monday, July 6th – Friday, August 14th 9am-5pm

Showcases (mandatory): Friday, August 14th & Saturday, August 15th

2020 Instructors:  TBA

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 18th – 23rd

New York Mandatory Meeting: Monday, August 3rd 6pm-7:30pm

New York Fee: $1800

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.

  • Final Presentation: 3:30pm on the final day of camp at the camp venue.

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