Young Actors Professional Intensive (YAPI)


YAPI 2020 – June 29-July 31

Thank you to everyone who joined us for YAPI 2020. What a fantastic 5 weeks we shared together! Stay tuned for dates & more info on YAPI 2021 – more details to come February 2021.

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

This process-based program will meet at the Studio for 3 days/week and online for 2 days/week. Safety is our first priority. For the in-person days, we will practice social distancing and require masks. The building will be cleaned and sanitized 4 times/day.

Auditions are now closed for Summer 2020.

Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditions are 20 minutes in length. Email our Production Manager 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.

Enrollment: Up to 18 students, ages 13 to 19

YAPI Fee: $1650

YAPI orientation/parent meeting: Saturday, June 20th 1:00pm-2:30pm via Zoom

YAPI dates: Monday, June 29th – Friday, July 31st 9am-5pm

Showcase: In place of a showcase this year, all students will receive a DVD representing their work, including their mock audition.

2020 Instructors: Allan Batchelder, Lani Brockman, David Duvall, Julie Grant, Dalton Harrod, Tatum Ludlam, VJ Orduna, Sophie Price, and Candice Pullam

NOTE: Unfortunately, the NYC trip has been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

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.