SAS is a 4-week virtual performing arts program for students entering grades 5 – 12 and graduated seniors. In addition to the courses offered here, students will be invited to join us for special masters classes and events throughout July. You may take all seven classes (14 hours/week) or just select the ones that are right for you. All courses are designed for you to be able to take in your home with minimal supplies. We will be using Zoom as a platform so video/audio capabilities are required.  

For Students Entering Grades 5-7 

Classes run July 6 – 31, 2020  
Classes can be registered for individually or as a whole.
$875 for all seven classes OR $125 per class. Register for all classes here.

Mondays & Wednesdays (4 weeks)  

Improvisation is the craft of building theater spontaneously through collaboration.  While humor is not its goal, improvisational theater can be hilariously funny.  This class will focus on the basics of improvisation, including accepting and building, establishing point of view, and creating a world to play in. Register for Improv here.

Students will learn the basics of playwriting by writing their own short play. They will decide on a story and a theme, create their own characters, and write scenes and monologues to build on their ideas. Register for Playwriting here.

Students will learn the basics of playwriting by writing their own short play. They will decide on a story and a theme, create their own characters, and write scenes and monologues to build on their ideas. Register for Directing here.

How do we express feelings and ideas through our bodies as characters?  In this class, we will work on freeing and exploring our physical instruments through choreography, improvised movement and storytelling through dance. Register for Movement here.

Tuesdays & Thursdays (4 weeks)  

This class is focused on theatrical storytelling through voice and music. Using a three-step process, students will analyze musical text like it is a scene or monologue. They will work to personalize the song and play to the action of the scene. Bring your enthusiasm, focus, respect, and wear comfortable clothing that won’t inhibit movement.  Register for Acting the Song here. 

Have you ever thought of putting timeless tales of the stage in a completely new setting? It’s the newest trend in theatre – the classics reimagined! In this class, we will work together to recreate scenes from classic plays – like Shakespeare, Greek Tragedies, Moliere, and more – in a whole new light. Bring your wildest imagination and your willingness to try anything crazy. Register for Classics Revisited here.

This class will explore different types of acting auditions, with a special emphasis on the monologue theatrical audition and cold readings. Students will work on auditioning with both monologues and short scenes. They will also learn helpful techniques on how best to present themselves, as well as common pitfalls to avoid. The class will culminate in a mock audition in which each student presents a monologue and receives feedback. Register for Audition Techniques here.

Register for all above classes here.

For Students Entering Grades 8-12

July 6 – 31, 2020 
Classes can be registered for individually or as a whole.
$875 for all seven classes or $125 per class. Register for all classes here.

Mondays & Wednesdays (4 weeks) 

Students in this class will practice bringing stories to life, starting with text analysis. Students will work as either actors, directors or members of the creative and production team and they will learn about narrative, storytelling, dramaturgy and visual composition. Starting with tableaux and eventually staging short scenes from contemporary plays, each student will have an opportunity to both direct and receive constructive feedback on their work. This class will develop students’ abilities to craft clear and dynamic stories and will encourage them to explore the role of director as both leader and collaborator. Register for Directing here.

This class will explore different types of acting auditions, with a special emphasis on the monologue theatrical audition and cold readings. Students will work on auditioning with both monologues and short scenes. They will also learn helpful techniques on how best to present themselves, as well as common pitfalls to avoid. The class will culminate in a mock audition in which each student presents a monologue and receives feedback.  This class is currently full. Add your name to the wait list.

Improvisation is the craft of building theater spontaneously through collaboration.  While humor is not its goal, improvisational theater can be hilariously funny.  This class will focus on the basics of improvisation, including accepting and building, establishing point of view, and creating a world to play in. Register for Improv here.  

How do we express feelings and ideas through our bodies as characters?  In this class, we will work on freeing and exploring our physical instruments through choreography, improvised movement and storytelling through dance. Register for Movement here.

Tuesdays & Thursdays (4 weeks) 

This class will examine the mechanics of how comedy actually works. Learn why it’s “all in the timing” as we delve into this fun and fascinating genre.  By writing sketches, stand up routines, playing the truth, investing in comedy’s high stakes, and committing to the physical life of a character, students will have the audience rolling in the aisles. The students will create sketches, scenes, and monologues that could be performed virtually. Add your name to the wait list for this class.

This class is focused on theatrical storytelling through voice and music. Using a three-step process, students will analyze musical text like it is a scene or monologue. They will work to personalize the song and play to the action of the scene. Bring your enthusiasm, focus, respect, and wear comfortable clothing that won’t inhibit movement. Register for Acting the Song here.

Students will learn the basics of playwriting by writing their own short play. They will decide on a story and a theme, create their own characters, and write scenes and monologues to build on their ideas. Add you name to the wait list.

Register for all above classes here.

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a space in the studio classes. Financial aid & installment payments are available for those taking more than one class. Email education@trinityrep.com with questions. 

Summer Actors Studio (SAS) Jr.  

For the younger actors entering grades 2 – 4, we have weekly classes to develop the fundamentals. These classes will be virtual as well, but covering performance in general.  

Grades 2-4 Class: Wednesdays 3:00 – 3:45 pm
Students will take their actor’s tools of voice, body, and imagination to the next level during this character development class. Each student will focus on diving into a unique character. We will work together to think out of the box, as these characters are not exactly what you would expect. The 2-4 class runs July 8 – 29, 2020. $50 Register here.