Trinity Rep Announces Master Classes for Young Adults

Trinity Rep Announces Master Classes for Young Adults

Trinity Rep announces the addition of a new offering from their Young Actors Summer Institute (YASI). YASI Masters is a week-long program for high school students looking to deepen their theater practice and dig into intensive and concentrated training with top experts in their fields. The teaching roster boasts Trinity Rep company members and professional artists from around the region. The session runs August 11-14, 2014 with courses running 9:30-12:30pm and 1:30-4:30pm each day. Students have the option of selecting classes a la carte for $100 per class or taking the full week- a total of 8 classes over 4 days for $400. For registration, course descriptions and teacher bios, visit

"The Young Actors Summer Institute is the core of our summer series, but there has been demand for programs for students up through the college level," observes education programs manager Jordan Butterfield, "Now, YASI Masters allows experienced students of theater arts to explore specific subjects in depth. These are perfect for the dedicated theater student who is hoping to sharpen their skills and broaden their perspective."

This year's YASI Masters class lineup features "Shakespeare's Clowns, Comics and Con Men" with Fred Sullivan, Jr., "Fosse Choreography" with Melody Gamba, "Viewpoints Technique" with Shura Baryshnakov, "Yes!! Slam That Door! Playing Outrageously in the Land of Farce" with Angela Brazil, "Directing" with Curt Columbus, "Dialects of the UK" with Thom Jones, "Illusions of Violence" with Craig Handel, "Ten Minute Play Workshop or Look Ma! I Made a Play!" with David Rabinow and "Sondheim Solos" with Leigh Barrett.

For younger students, entering 5th-8th grade, Trinity Rep offers The Young Actors Summer Institute (YASI), one of the most comprehensive summer arts enrichment programs in New England. Students choose from a variety of electives including playwriting, musical theater, improvisation, Shakespeare, visual arts, stage combat and more. YASI culminates in two performances on the Trinity Rep stage. YASI faculty includes Trinity Rep's acting company, local artists, Brown/Trinity Rep MFA students and alumni, and Trinity Rep's education staff. YASI runs Monday- Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30pm, from July 1 through August 2, 2014. Visit for more information, pricing and registration.

Trinity Repertory Company is known nationally as one of the best formal theater education programs for students from kindergarten through the post-graduate level, nurturing not only the next generation of audiences, but also the next generation of artists. The company's K-12 education programs serve more than 16,000 students each year. Since the inception of Project Discovery in 1966, more than 1.2 million students have been introduced to live theater with student matinees and curriculum-based, in-school programming. The education department offers year-round out-of-school programming through the Young Actors Studio and Young Actors Summer Institute, as well as school-to-career activities and professional development for teachers. In 2009 the Trinity Rep Active Imagination Network (TRAIN) launched, serving children on the autism spectrum and with other cognitive and physical disabilities, a groundbreaking initiative leading the way in special education. In partnership with Brown University, the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Acting and Directing Programs offer an academically rigorous graduate program that encourages intellectual and creative freedom. Trinity Rep believes in lifelong learning, offering adult classes, post show discussions, in-depth program articles and study guides for each production along with seminars, discussion groups, panel events and more throughout the season.

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