YASI 2014


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The Young Actors Summer Institute (YASI) is one of the most comprehensive summer arts enrichment programs in New England. Students choose from a variety of electives including playwriting, musical theater, improvisation, Shakespeare, visual arts, stage combat andmore.The Summer Institute works and rehearses in the Lederer Theater Center at 201 Washington St., Providence. YASI culminates in two performances on the Trinity Rep stage.
YASI FACULTY includes Trinity Rep’s acting company, local artists, Brown/Trinity Rep MFA students and alumni, and our education staff.

Daily Schedule
Classes run Monday-Friday
July 1-August 2, 2014, 9am-4:30pm.
Students bring their own lunches and snacks.
View electives here:

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View YASI Summer 2014 Course Offerings by Elective

7:30  Extended-Day, Morning
9:00 Announcements
9:20–10:25 First Elective
10:30–10:40  Snack Break
10:45–11:45  Second Elective
11:50–12:15 Lunch
12:15–1:50 Scene Study
1:55–2:55   Third Elective
3:00–3:10   Snack Break
3:15–4:15   Fourth Elective
4:15–4:30   Announcements
4:30–6:00   Extended-Day, Afternoon

Extended & Half Day
The extended-day option runs from 7:30am-6pm. The half day option runs from 9am-1:40pm or 12pm-4:30pm. A limited number of half-day spaces are available.

New YASI student: $1500
Returning students: $1400
Half-day option: $750
Extended day: an additional $275
Need-based financial aid is available for those who qualify.

A $300 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration ($50 for financial aid students). No refunds are made for dismissal, absence, withdrawal or delayed attendance.

Beyond YASI

YASI Masters
YASI Masters is a week-long program for high school and college students looking to deepen their theater practice and dig into intensive and concentrated training with top experts in their fields. Drop in to single sessions for $100 per class or register for the full week for $400.
Register by clicking here.

Course descriptions, schedule and teacher bios

Online Registration

Registration form (pdf form)

YASI Shakes
Can’t get enough YASI? Students entering grades 10-12 can stay an extra week to mount a Shakespearean production! The education and artistic staff lead students in a Shakespeare crash course: casting, blocking, teching, and performing in just five days! Register using YASI online enrollment form.
August 4-9, 9am-4:30pm, $300

YASI JR. Online Enrollment YASI JR. is currently FULL.
To add your name to the waitlist, please register using the enrollment form.  Your credit card will not be charged unless a spot becomes available.

YASI Jr. is our summer offering for children entering grades 1-4. The morning session is for students entering 1st and 2nd grade and meets from 9am-12pm. The afternoon session is for 3rd and 4th graders from 1-4pm.
August 11-15, 2014, $200

Email Jordan Butterfield, Education Programs Manager at jbutterfield@trinityrep.com