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.

This process-based program meets Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm and culminates in a showcase for an audience of family, friends and theater professionals.

Note: The annual NYC trip that follows the YAPI program has been canceled due to COVID-19.

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.

The remaining 2020 auditions will be done online on 4/22, 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. 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 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

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.