Founded in 1975, the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory continues its role as a leading training institution of theatrical talent in Washington DC. The Conservatory is dedicated to training actors and directors to their fullest artistic potential and to encouraging standards of excellence, integrity, discipline, and the personal commitment of the seasoned professional. For nearly forty years, a highly trained and devoted faculty—led by Studio’s Founding Artistic Director Joy Zinoman—has utilized a renowned curriculum to provide students with close, individualized attention designed to free students’ creativity, allow them to acquire a process, and to expand as artists.
Studio In Play: The Student Matinee Program connects students with the artists’ process of creating the productions they attend through a study guide, pre-show workshops, free performances of Studio’s renowned productions, and post-show conversations with the performers. The program’s broad and integrated curriculum connects students with the artists’ process of creating the work they will view and incorporates national education standards into our study guides and in-class workshops.
Studio Theatre’s apprenticeships provide on-the-job training for early-career artists and administrators at one of the country’s most exciting and well-respected midsized theatres. This 50-week program introduces motivated and qualified young professionals to the rigors and rewards of working at a fast-paced theatre in Washington DC’s rich and extensive performing arts community. Apprenticeships are paid, and housing is provided.
Studio Theatre offers internships during the fall, spring, and summer. The summer program includes 10-13 positions in multiple areas of the theatre. Summer interns have a full-time schedule that includes weekly educational seminars, group work assignments, and social activities. The Studio offers full-time and part-time internships during the fall and the spring. Internships are unpaid.
This program is funded through the Arts Motivating Youth (A.M.Y.) program, created in 1991 to ensure accessibility to the performing arts for the entire community and to promote public awareness of the role of the arts in the quality of life and economic development. Learn more about supporting this and Studio’s other education and outreach initiatives here.
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