Young Actors Summer Institute (YASI)
To register for Summer 2017, please click HERE
YASI is the best place for a summer full of theater for all ages! Scroll or click for info on YASI Jr.
(grades 1 - 4), YASI Players
(grades 5 - 9), YASI Shakes
(grades 10 - 12), and YASI Masters
(high school and college students).
About YASIThe Young Actors Summer Institute (YASI) is one of the most comprehensive summer arts enrichment programs in New England. For 4.5 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. Runs June 27 to July 29, 2017.
Classes run Monday-Friday, 91m-5pm. Students provide their own lunches and snacks. Limited half-day morning options are available. Our daily schedule is as follows:
7:30 – 8:45am Extended-Day, morning
9:00 – 9:30am Announcements
9:35–10:35am First Elective
10:35–10:50am Snack Break
10:55–11:55am Second Elective
12:00 –12:30pm Lunch
12:35–2:00pm Scene Study/Special Elective
2:00–2:10pm Snack Break
2:15–3:15pm Third Elective
3:20–4:35pm Fourth Elective
5:00–6:00pm Extended-Day, afternoon
YASI Summer 2017 Course Offerings by Type
View 2017 electives here:
YASI Summer 2017 Course Offerings by Elective
For students who require, we offer an extended-day option from 7:30am-6pm. We also offer a limited number of half-day spaces from 9am-2pm.
Full tuition: $1600
Half-day mornings: $950 (9am-2pm includes electives 1, 2, scene study/special elective)
Extended day: an additional $300
Financial aid is available. Click here to fill out a financial aid application.
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.
1-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, teching, and performing on the Trinity Rep stage. This year, YASI Shakes is shaking it up (pun intended) by making it a musical. Not all roles will require singing, but be prepared to sing at your audition.
July 31 - August 5, 2017
9am - 4:30pm
YASI Jr. - Register HERE!
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.
9am-12pm: Grades 1-2, $200
1pm-4pm: Grades 3-4, $200
August 7 - 11, 2017
YASI Players - Register HERE!
YASI Players is a week-long program for students in conjunction with the Gordon School. Students in grades 5-9 rehearse, stage ,and perform a new family-friendly play in one week. Everyone who registers gets a role
July 31 - August 6, 2017
Benefits for current YASI students: $25 off tuition, priority with casting.
YASI Masters - Registration coming soon!
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.
August 7 - 10, 2017
$100 per class or a full week for $400
Registration opens in April 2017!