Young Actors Professional Intensive (YAPI)


Young Actors Professional Intensive (YAPI)

YAPI will return Summer 2025

We are taking a pause on the YAPI program for the summer of 2024. We want to bring you the best programming that meets the needs and desires of our student population and community and thus are taking the time to create a thoughtful and responsive program. We look forward to returning in 2025.

A survey will be available soon to gather thoughts and reflections on this program.

Studio East is deeply committed to professional level training for dedicated students interested in a collegiate and professional career in theatre. One week-long Mini-YAPI session will still run this summer as a preview for the work to come. We also offer teen performance camps. These can all be found on our summer camp page – click here for information, dates, and to sign up.

About YAPI

Young Actor's Professional Intensive is a 5-week program for dedicated actors age 13 - 19 who are looking for conservatory-style training to prepare for college or a career in theater. This program is focused on a holistic approach, including training for the actor as well as skills and experiences needed to thrive in this fast-paced and competitive industry.

Students will spend their time in classes with professionals in the industry, including: Scene Study; Acting; Voice and Speech; Stage Combat; Dance; Theater for Young Audiences; and more. The program will culminate in a showcase of student work as well as a performance/audition reel. Participants will have the option of joining our trip to New York City to see productions and participate in workshops after the completion of the program in August!