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”).
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 (Ages 18+)
“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.
June 29 – august 7
Monday – Friday | 9am – 5pm
Saturday Guest Classes | Times vary weekly between 10am–1pm
Summer Intensive Courses Include:
Spring Comprehensive (Ages 18+)
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
Monday – Friday | 1pm – 5:15pm EST
Spring Comprehensive Courses Include:
4-Week Teen Ensemble (Ages 15 - 18)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Application deadline: April 10, 2020
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.