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Young Actors Summer Institute (YASI)

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).

Registration for 5th-12th graders is FULL.

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About YASI

The 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 –12:40pm     Lunch
12:45–2:00pm        Scene Study/Special Elective
2:00–2:10pm          Snack Break
2:15–3:15pm          Third Elective
3:20–4:35pm          Fourth Elective
4:40–5:00pm          Announcements
5:00–6:00pm          Extended-Day, afternoon

View 2017 electives here:

YASI Summer 2017 Course Offerings by Type
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

YASI Shakes - FULL (please email eduaction@trinityrep.com to be placed on the waiting list)
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 - FULL!
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 - Register HERE!
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