Young Actors Summer Institute (YASI)
Our Young Actors Summer Institute (YASI) is the best place for a summer full of theater for all ages! In addition to the full YASI program (grades 5-graduated seniors), additional program include YASI Jr. (grades 1 – 4), YASI Players (grades 5 – 9), YASI Shakes (grades 10 – 12), and YASI Masters (high school and college students).
The Young Actors Summer Institute (YASI) is one of the most comprehensive summer arts enrichment programs in New England. For 4 1/2 weeks, students ages 10 to 18 choose from a variety of electives, including playwriting, musical theater, improvisation, Shakespeare, stage combat and more. Taught by Trinity Rep’s acting company, education staff, Brown/Trinity Rep MFA students and alums, and local working artists, YASI culminates in two public performances on the Trinity Rep stage. There is an optional extension week for high school students called YASI Shakes.
The program runs July 1 – August 2, 2019 with showcases on August 2 and 3 at 7:00 pm.
Classes run Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Students provide their own lunches and snacks. Limited half-day morning (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) options are available.
Read the descriptions for summer 2019’s courses here
7:30 am – 8:45 am Extended-Day, morning
9:00 am – 9:30 am Announcements
9:35 am – 10:35 am First Elective
10:35 am – 10:50 am Snack Break
10:55 am – 11:55 am Second Elective
12:00 pm – 12:40 pm Lunch
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm Scene Study/Special Elective
2:00 pm – 2:10 pm Snack Break
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Third Elective
3:20 pm – 4:35 pm Fourth Elective
4:40 pm – 5:00 pm Announcements
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Extended-Day, afternoon
For students who need to be dropped off early or picked up late, we offer an extended-day option from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm. We also offer a limited number of half-day spaces from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Full tuition: $1600
Half-day mornings: $1000 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm includes electives 1, 2, scene study/special elective)
Extended day: $300 additional
Financial Aid is available. Students must register for the program to be considered for financial aid. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: 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.
Registration is closed for YASI 2019. Please check back for information about YASI 2020.
One Week Summer Programs
Students entering grades 10 – 12 (and graduating seniors) can attend an extra week of YASI to mount a full Shakespearean production. Students are led in a Shakespeare crash course from casting to blocking, teaching, and performing on the Trinity Rep stage. Students must be a part of the full YASI program in July to participate.
August 5 – 9, 2019, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, with shows on August 9 and 10 at 7:00 pm
YASI Jr. is our summer offering for children entering grades 1-4 who wish to explore the world of performance, with classes in movement, acting, props crafting, and more.
YASI Masters is a week-long program for high school and college students looking to deepen their practice in a variety of concentrations, taught by our resident acting company and artistic staff in intensive three-hour sessions.
Teachers and Counselors
We will be accepting applications for teachers and counselors in early 2020. Thank you.