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).

Registration opens on January 2, 2020

About YASI

The Young Actors Summer Institute (YASI) is one of the most comprehensive summer arts enrichment programs in New England. For one month, 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.

YASI 2019

The program runs July 6 – August 31, 2020 with showcases on July 31 and August 1 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.

Course descriptions coming soon.

7:30 am – 8:30 am  Extended-Day (optional – additional fee)
8:30 am – 9:00 am Morning Drop Off
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 – 12:30 pm  Lunch
12:35 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 (optional – additional fee)

For students who need to be dropped off early or picked up late, we offer an extended-day from 7:30 – 8:30 am or 5:00 – 6:00 pm for $150, or $300 for both.

Full tuition: $1600

Half-day mornings: $1100 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm includes electives 1, 2, scene study/special elective)

Extended day: $300 additional

Financial Aid is available. Check back for the application in January 2020. Students must register for the program to be considered for financial aid.

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.

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.

One Week Summer Programs

YASI Shakes

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 3 – 7, 2020, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, with shows on August 7 and 8 at 7:00 pm
$300

YASI Junior

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.

June 22 – 26, 2020

1st-2nd Graders – Mornings (9 am-12 pm), 3rd – 4th Graders – Afternoons (1:00 – 4:00 pm)

$200

YASI Masters

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.

June 22 – 25, 2020
Detailed schedule and course descriptions will be posted in February
$100/class or $400 for 8 classes

YASI PLAYERS

YASI Players is a week-long program for students in grades 5-9. These young actors rehearse, stage, and perform a new family-friendly play in one week. Previous plays include The Many Lives of Fancy Devereaux and Rose & Iris by David Rabinow and Little Big State and The Whale in the Hudson by Bradley Wilson. Everyone who registers gets a role. Priority is given to students who participate in the full YASI program in July.

August 3 – 7, 2020, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, with shows on August 7 at 5:00 pm and August 8 at 2:00 pm
$400

Teachers and Counselors

We will be accepting applications for teachers and counselors in early 2020. Thank you.