The Pre-Teen Program is an acting program designed for students in Grade 6 to study Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting techniques and to apply this training to their work as a Young Actor. Students will sp end time with both monologues and plays in order to further develop their ability to analyze a script and create believable characters in their work. The curriculum’s design provides an intensive introduction to acting and is a full day program running on Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 4 PM with one 30 minute lunch break. An Open House is scheduled the last Saturday for parents and friends to see their child in action.

Class descriptions

In Method Acting, students will be working on relaxation into sensory work into building a character. Students will incorporate these techniques into scene work. 2 hours.
This class will provide valuable information on crafting a great audition. Students will discuss audition etiquette in order to make a great impression upon entering the audition studio as well as rehearse monologues that the student can use for an audition. 1 hour.
In this course, students will spend time reading, memorizing, and performing the plays of great classical playwrights. Each semester will focus on different playwrights, with a focus on all things Shakespeare in the Fall, Anton Chekhov in the Winter, and Thornton Wilder in the Spring. Students will discuss the historical context and impact of these playwrights as well as explore their work through performance. 1 hour.
Students will incorporate their Method training while building a character, learning lines, and rehearsing a full play. Students will learn tools to apply their training to the rehearsal process. The play will be performed at the Open House on the last Saturday of classes for family and friends. 1 hour.

$1500 ($1350 plus $150 non-refundable registration fee)


$4200 ($4050 plus one $150 non-refundable registration fee)


PLEASE NOTE: Full tuition payment is required prior to starting classes.