Young Actors Professional Intensive (YAPI)


YAPI 2023: July 10 – August 11

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.

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: 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


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: TBA

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

Showcase: Students will present a showcase of sketches, songs, dances and more following the YAPI program. The showcase will be held at Studio East.

2023 Instructors: TBA

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: spots are limited.

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 have group size limitations at the same time. Reservations will be made on a first-come first-served basis.

New York Trip dates: TBA

New York Mandatory Meeting: TBA

New York Fee: TBA

Musicals we are working to book: TBA

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.