Summer Programs

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Summer programs present students with an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the Atlantic Technique and to immerse themselves in a community of dedicated actors. Summer alumni include Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”), Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids), and Zach Woods (“Silicon Valley”).

Testimonials from Summer Alumni


Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”)

“To this day, I still use so much of what I learned from them in what I do. I still carry the notebook that I started back then, my gosh. Whenever I see Cynthia Silver, or Anya Saffir, or Robert Bella, I’m like, “Oh you guys taught me how to act! You’re the reason I’m making a living today!”

Zach Woods (“silicon valley”)

“I took acting classes at Atlantic when I was 16 for a summer intensive and Anya really stood out as a terrific teacher. So I pursued training with her and I took other classes with people that she had recommended and then with that I started to build my confidence.”

 Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids)

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

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Summer Intensive (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

An ambitious six-week course, the Summer Intensive fully immerses students in Atlantic’s signature acting technique and collaborative approach to truthful storytelling, six days a week. 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 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. Full Course Descriptions here.

Begins June 29
Tuition: $3,700

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Spring Comprehensive (Ages 18+)

Over six-weeks, the Spring Comprehensive challenges students to embody Atlantic’s acting technique through courses in script analysis, scene work, and voice instruction. Gain a grounding in the truthful storytelling and collaboration that drives Atlantic. Students are instructed in a disciplined approach in these courses: Script Analysis, Moment Lab, Performance Technique, and a voice class which introduces Chuck Jones’ work. This compliments the scene study and explicitly reinforces the actor’s connection to his or her physical instrument. This course serves the actor seeking a concentrated program with an intimate ensemble. Full Course Descriptions here.

Begins May 26

tuition: $2,700

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4-Week Teen Ensemble (Ages 15 - 18)

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AUDITION REQUIRED. A pre-college intensive for teens with a focus on the Atlantic Acting Technique, Practical Aesthetics. The Teen Ensemble provides an early introduction to professional-level training with a comprehensive curriculum that challenges students to push past their creative comfort zones. An opportunity to practice professional acting techniques in a supportive and collaborative environment, students get a taste of the full conservatory experience through rigorous training in voice, speech, and movement. Classes include script analysis/scene study, Shakespeare, monologue, on-camera technique, and more. The program culminates in a final performance. For questions, please email

For the application, you will need: A headshot (or recent photo), a 500 word essay (essay topics in link below), and a link to a recorded 1-minute contemporary monologue.

Atlantic Teen Alumni have been accepted to: Boston University, Brown, California Institute of the Arts, Carnegie Mellon, Emerson, Fordham, Howard, Kenyon, NYU Tisch, Northwestern, UCLA, UMass Amherst, University of the Arts, Vassar, Yale, and more!

mONDAY – fRIDAY | Tuition: $2,950

July 13 – August 7

Application deadline: Feb 24, 2020

Early decision savings! $300 off total tuition when you apply by February 1, 2020.

Apply BY FEB 24

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.

July 2019
Tuition: $2,600
Room/Board: $1,800

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