intensive training

July 6 – August 7

Our Summer programs present students with the opportunity to gain a working and rigorous understanding of the Atlantic Technique, Practical Aesthetics, and to immerse themselves in a life-long community of dedicated actors. Summer alumni include Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”), Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids), and Zach Woods (“Silicon Valley”).

COVID-19 Update

Nothing is more important to us than the health & safety of our community. Given the unprecedented circumstances, we’ve taken the necessary steps to transition all of our Summer adult programs to the remote platform Zoom. For any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at

Notable Summer Alumni Testimonials

“I did Atlantic’s Summer Intensive, which was like a bootcamp. It was beautiful. It was a whole summer of just living and breathing plays and scenes. We learned everything from scene analysis, to movement, to meditative Meisner work. To this day, I still use so much of what I learned from them in what I do.”

– Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”)

“I took acting classes at Atlantic when I was 16 for a Summer Intensive and Anya Saffir really stood out as a terrific teacher. So I pursued training with her and with that I started to build my confidence.”

– Zach Woods (“Silicon Valley”)

“I studied at Atlantic when I was 19, and it’s been a part of my creative life forever.”

– Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids)

Summer Intensive 2020 (Ages 18+)

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“I went to Atlantic in July ready to learn. What I left with was a truly special bond between new, life-long friends across the world, an invigorated passion for acting, and a deeper understanding of myself and the world around me.”

-Andrea, Summer Intensive alum

July 6 – august 7

An ambitious five-week course, the Summer Intensive fully immerses students in Atlantic’s signature acting technique and collaborative approach to truthful storytelling Monday thru Friday with a Guest class offered on Saturdays. Students work with dramatic texts and are instructed in a disciplined approach to script analysis and working truthfully moment-to-moment. These skills are brought together in a classroom performance of the material. The program introduces the technique through three core courses: Script Analysis, Moment Lab and Performance Technique. Further training in classes complementary to scene study include Voice, Speech, Movement and Improvisation.

Important update:

This summer we are offering students the opportunity to become part of the Atlantic community by selecting the remote option that is most accessible and suitable to their current living situation. Available options are tailored to address different time zones. All will offer the same instruction and courses, and Faculty will be drawn from Atlantic core teaching staff and industry professionals. Guest classes with industry professionals will be held for all students on Saturdays via Zoom.

Tuition: $3,250


Remote option 1:

Monday – Friday | 9am – 5pm EST
Ideal for those on the East Coast and in Europe

Remote option 2:

Monday – Friday | 6pm-1:30am EST
Ideal for those on the West Coast and in Australia/New Zealand

Summer Intensive Courses Include:

Spring Comprehensive (Ages 18+)

Important update:

Given the unprecedented circumstances this year, we’ve decided to transition our Spring Comprehensive program to the online platform Zoom. 

Though the medium has changed, the standard of training we hold ourselves to at Atlantic remains the same. Now running over five weeks, this rigorous program challenges students to embody Atlantic’s Acting Technique, Practical Aesthetics – as outlined in A Practical Handbook for the Actor. Students will be instructed in a disciplined approach in these courses: Script Analysis, Moment Lab, Performance Technique, and Voice.

We’ll lean into Script Analysis and maximize the use of the software options to fine tune Moment work and bring us together as an ensemble. Each day, students will build their grounding in the truthful storytelling and collaboration that drives Atlantic.

Updates due to covid-19:

May 26 – June 26

tuition: $1,700

Monday – Friday | 1pm – 5:15pm EST

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Spring Comprehensive Courses Include:

4-Week Teen Ensemble (Ages 15 - 18)

Summer Teen Ensemble

July 13 – August 7 | MONDAY – FRIDAY | 11am – 6pm EST

A 4-week pre-college intensive that provides young adults the opportunity to practice professional acting techniques in a supportive and collaborative environment. The perfect introduction to the personal growth and rigor that emerge from conservatory-style training in voice, speech, and movement. AUDITION REQUIRED.

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Summer in Vermont

For advanced students dedicated to year-round study, Summer in Vermont tackles a range of material, from comedy to classical. Set against the breathtaking Burlington backdrop, this three-week program provides an intimate retreat for students to build on their foundation in the Atlantic Technique.

Tuition: $2,600
Room/Board: $1,800

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