Young Actors Professional Intensive (YAPI)


YAPI 2021: June 28 – July 30, 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 be a combination of 3 days of in-person classes and 2 days of virtual classes. We will meet from 9am – 5pm. Limited to 24 students ages 13-19. 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 multiple times per day.

2021 Virtual Auditions 

Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditions are 20 minutes in length. Call our Office Manager, Chinda Tilson at 425.820.1800 to reserve your spot.

Auditions: Traditional auditions have closed for 2021. Auditions are now first come first served basis. Email to schedule your audition.

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

YAPI orientation/parent meeting: TBD via Zoom

YAPI dates: Monday, June 28th – Friday, July 30th 9am – 4pm

Showcase: In place of a showcase this year, all students will receive a DVD representing their work, including their mock audition. We also will be presenting Cultural Folk tales at Peter Kirk Park July 10 and July 24. More info above.

2021 Instructors: VJ Orduna, Allen Batchelder, Lani Brockman, Julie Grant and more!

NOTE: Unfortunately, the NYC trip has been canceled this year, but we are looking forward to an NYC trip again in the future.

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: N/A

New York Mandatory Meeting: N/A

New York Fee: N/A

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.