Photo features First Stage Young Company students conducting their standard warm-up routine prior to their Saturday morning training session. Spring 2019, photo by Paul Ruffolo.

Focus on Acting, Improvisation, Musical Theater, and Playwrighting through the school year.

School Year Intensives

School Year Intensives foster the disciplines of Acting, Improvisation, Musical Theater, and Playwriting. Professional theater artists work year-round with young performers, encouraging creative exploration and pushing students to realize and meet their artistic potential. 

Students are welcome to audition for as many Intensives they would like. The schedule allows them to take multiple, but class time(s) will be assigned. 

Auditions are required for all School Year Intensives. For the 2020/21 School Year, all auditions will be submitted virtually. See below for details on individual audition requirements.

Advanced Acting

Grades 5-10

Students will hone their skills in auditioning, voice, movement, moment-to-moment acting, and more. Accepted students will have their performance skills focused and refined while learning various schools of acting and harnessing their creativity on stage.

Advanced Musical Theater

Grades 5-12

his intensive will break down the elements of singing, dancing, and acting - then put them all back together, ensuring that students have a firm understanding of the techniques so that their performance can truly shine.

Organized Chaos Advanced Improvisation

Grades 7-12

Improvisation is an art form that requires community, commitment, and communication. This class will hone those improvisation skills and exercise creativity all year long, with professional improv artists and comedians sharing their expertise and knowledge to young performers of varying experience.

Playwrights Ensemble

Grades 6-12

Throughout the year, students will build an ensemble on their feet and on the page with the goal of writing and staging an original play of their own. Ensemble members learn the value of full participation, discipline, and collaboration in an environment that immerses them in several elements of live theatre.

Back to top