Atlantic’s program for Teens is a great introduction to serious actor training. Our current teen offerings include:
4 Week Summer Teen Ensemble (Ages 15 – 18)
College Audition Summer Intensive (Ages 16 – 18)
Summer Young Actors Workshop (Ages 11 – 14)
After School Young Actors (Ages 11 – 14)
After School Teen Scene Study & Technique (Ages 14 – 18)
“I am grateful to Atlantic for the wonderful training. I am clear that Tyler could not have gotten into such a competitive performing arts school without having taken Atlantic’s Young Actors class last Fall.” – Bridgett Davis, Parent
4 WEEK SUMMER TEEN ENSEMBLE (AGES 15 – 18)
AUDITION REQUIRED. The Atlantic Acting School is pleased to offer a summer day program for teen actors who are interested in learning Practical Aesthetics; The Atlantic Technique. This program will integrate acting classes with rigorous physical training in Voice, Speech, and Movement and culminate in a final performance in one of Atlantic’s Studios. Includes Shakespeare, Monologue, On-Camera Workshops, and a Guest Class. Recommended for the teen performer ready to delve into the art of acting, this program promises to be intense, exciting, and fun! For more information, please call 646-216-1171.
Mondays – Thursdays 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM and Fridays 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
July 13 – August 7
Application Deadline: May 15
COLLEGE AUDITION SUMMER INTENSIVE (AGES 16 – 18)
Students will prepare and be coached on audition material for college auditions!
The perfect class for high school students applying for undergraduate arts programs and professional conservatories. During this one week course, high school juniors and seniors receive advice in selecting monologues, are coached on two contrasting contemporary monologues, gain college interview practice and skills, and experience a “mock” college audition in front of a guest panel including professional college auditors. In addition, students will learn how to prepare and break down classical monologues, as well as hone their audition skills all under the guiding principles of Practical Aesthetics; The Atlantic Technique.
Mondays – Fridays 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
August 10 – August 14
SUMMER YOUNG ACTORS WORKSHOP (AGES 11 – 14)
Monologue & Scene Work, Develop A Short Film, Work as an Ensemble with your Director and More!
Session 1: On Camera Studio Young Actors will spend their days in front of the camera with three specific areas of focus: On Camera Technique, audition techniques, and monologues. Students will be introduced to elements of the Atlantic acting technique, including script analysis and moment lab. They will apply these new techniques to Film and TV copy. This session is perfect for stud ents looking for an introduction to helpful auditioning skills and experience in front of the camera.
SESSION 1 Monday – Friday 9:00 AM– 4:00 PM
June 22 – June 26 (1 week)
Session 2 & 3: The Actors Craft Workshop This intensive will introduce young actors to the creative exploration of acting as a craft. Through physical and vocal warm-up, improvisation, acting technique, and scene study, students engage their creative abilities, participate in costume/set design workshops, and develop an original short film project. Each session ends with a “work in progress” presentation for an audience of family and friends.
SESSION 2 Mondays – Fridays 9:00 AM– 4:00 PM
July 13 – July 24 (2 weeks)
SESSION 3 Mondays – Fridays 9:00 AM– 4:00 PM
July 27 – August 7 (2 weeks)
YOUNG ACTORS (AGES 11 – 14)
Monologues Along with improvised games and structured movement exercises, students will begin work on monologues using the Practical Aesthetics technique, created by David Mamet and William H. Macy. This class is perfect for the young actor who wants to dive into monologue work or prepare for an upcoming school audition. Students will work on developing their performance with guidance and direction from their teacher. The class will require memorization.
Wednesdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
February 4 – May 13 (No Class February 18, March 18, April 8)
Scene Study & Technique This class is a wonderful introduction to acting for youngsters who really want to “give it a try!” The course will cover the basics of the Practical Aesthetics Acting Technique, created by David Mamet and William H. Macy, along with improvised games and structured movement exercises. The students will begin exploring the world of acting through storytelling and short scenes using the Practical Aesthetics technique. The class will require memorization.
Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
January 29 – May 7 (No Class February 19, March 19, April 9)
On-Camera Workshop Perfect for the student who is looking to gain experience in front of the camera, this class is a wonderful introduction to on-camera work. The students will begin exploring the nuances of performance as they work on commercial copy and a full page scene from a movie. The class will require memorization.
Fridays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
February 6 – May 8 (No Class February 20, March 20, April 3, April 10)
Improv for Young Actors is designed to free students to develop their creative impulses and strengthen their ability to create a story in the moment. Students will learn the basics of good story telling and repeatable skills that they can apply to both a long or short improvisational show. The class will culminate in a studio workshop performance that includes a demonstration of improv exercises and a long form scene improvised.
Saturdays 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
February 7 – May 16 (No Class February 21, March 21, April 4, April 11)
TEEN SCENE STUDY & TECHNIQUE (AGES 14 – 18)
This class offers an introduction to Practical Aesthetics, the acting technique created by David Mamet and William H. Macy and taught at the Atlantic Acting School. The students will begin their first scene study class using the Atlantic Script Analysis process. In addition students will explore different characters through improvisation and theater games. Students will be assigned plays to read and research. This class will require memorization and rehearsal.
Saturdays 2:00 – 5:00 PM