Young Actors Studio Theater Classes

Trinity Rep’s Young Actors Studio provides in-depth programming for students interested in all aspects of theater. General acting classes take place over fall, winter, and spring trimesters and focus on different acting techniques, playwriting, improvisation, and scene study. Year-round advanced classes are taught by members of our education staff.  In the summer, we offer programs for students entering 1st grade through graduated seniors in our exceptional  Young Actors Summer Institute. 

FINANCIAL AID

Please fill out the Young Actors Studio Financial Aid ApplicationBEFORE registering for a Young Actors Studio class. Once your application is processed (allow 3 – 5 business days) you will be given a discount code to register. Financial aid is need-based only and applicants must fill out the  form and complete an essay to be considered. Payment plans are also available. Email education@trinityrep.com with all inquiries.

Please Note: All students must submit a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold a spot in the class. Email education@trinityrep.com if this is cost prohibitive for your family.

Please read the cancellation policy and our most recent COVID-19 safety policies.

TRIMESTER ACTING CLASSES

Trinity Rep offers acting classes for students in grades K-12 at all experience levels. These courses are process-based, focusing on acting techniques through the lens of scene study, playwriting, collaborative creation, or improvisation.

YOUNG ACTORS STUDIO

Classes will be held in person at one of our studios with COVID-19 safety protocol in place. If we have to cancel a class due to COVID exposure or inclement weather, we may have that class online via Zoom instead. The fall session meets eight times.  

Grades K – 1

Tuesdays, 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
September 27 – November 15, 2022
Led by Joi Wright
$150
Register Here

Grades 2 – 4

Tuesdays, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
September 27 – November 15, 2022
Led by Joi Wright
$150
This class is full. Click here to put your child’s name on the waitlist.

Grades 5 – 7

Wednesdays, 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
September 28 – November 16, 2022
Led by Joi Wright
$150
This class is full. Click here to put your child’s name on the waitlist.

Grades 8 – 12

Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
September 28 – November 16, 2022
Led by Joi Wright
$150
This class is full. Click here to put your child’s name on the waitlist.

The winter session begins in January 2023. The spring session begins in March 2023. Check back on this page for enrollment forms in October.

YEAR-ROUND ADVANCED PROGRAMS

Classes meet throughout the school year. Participants will also receive a free ticket to a designated evening performance of each Trinity Rep mainstage show.  Financial aid is available and payments can be made in installments. Each class has 24 meetings total ranging from September 2022 to May 2023. Permission from the instructor required. Email education@trinityrep.com with inquiries. Students must have a prior history with Trinity Rep classes or summer programs.

Youth Company, Grades 10 – 12

Begins September 26, 2022
Mondays, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
$100 – $600 (sliding scale)

Trinity Rep has long committed to hosting a resident company of actors, strengthening the bond between performers and the community. In that same spirit, we are excited to announce the creation of our first ever Youth Company! This company of high school-aged actors will partake in a mix of acting classes, job training, networking with professionals, and performance opportunities at the theater. This is a great opportunity for young actors ready to explore  Trinity Rep’s guiding principles of company, community, and education. Students must submit an application here in order to apply and will be given an interview. Upon acceptance, a registration form will be sent.

The Theater Explosion! Grades 8-9

Begins September 28, 2022
Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
$550

Studies with Trinity Rep director of education and accessibility, Jordan Butterfield. Students will examine playwriting/playmaking, acting methods, musical theater, improvisation, audition techniques, and scene study with a special emphasis on works by contemporary BIPOC, LGBTQ, and female playwrights.

Email education@trinityrep.com for a link to register.

Junior Ensemble: Grades 5-7

Begins September 26, 2022
Mondays, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
$550

Studies with education programs coordinator, Joi Wright. The Junior Ensemble builds a foundation of performance skills through an introduction to improv and how it addresses the fundamentals of acting, we will then carry those skills into our work on a One Act play. In addition to performing the play we will be creating short monologues in response to the work from our own perspectives.

Email education@trinityrep.com for a link to register.

SPECIALTY COURSES

Check back later to learn more about the upcoming year’s specialty courses!

Looking for drama programs near you?

We also have extensive in-school and after-school residencies and show-related workshops at locations near you and we teach theater classes for children and adults with disabilities through our TRAIN program. Email education@trinityrep.com for more information.

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