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Professional Youth Program

Auditions for the 2018-19 Professional Youth Program will be August 21 from 4:00-6:00 pm or September 4 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  Performers will need to prepare a 1-2 minute monologue. 

Email Therese for an audition time: therese@westchesterstudio.com

Profession Youth Program

WCStudio for the Performing Arts Professional Youth Program

Are you considering the world of acting as a career? Do you want to feel fully prepared and confident for professional and/or college auditions?

West Chester Studio’s Professional Youth Program selects 12 talented performers and help develop them into working professionals. These talented actors study with Union Professional Actor/Directors: Therese Walden Murphy, Ashley Greenfield and Lauren Henry as well as meet guest directors, actors, casting directors and agents.

The program is designed to give young actors (grades 6-12) the critical skills, knowledge and experience to succeed in the acting profession.  In addition we help our young actors discover what it takes to support your self in the industry.

PYP Performers have the opportunity to add additional Saturday classes at a discounted rate. Professional Industry Workshops are included in the cost of the Monday night class.

Auditions for the 2018-19 Professional Youth Program will be August 21 from 4-6:00  pm or September 4 from 6-8:00 pm. Performers will need to prepare a 1-2 minute monologue. 

Email Therese for an audition time: therese@westchesterstudio.com

2018-19 Fall & Winter Program Curriculum:

Classes:  Mondays, 4:30 – 7:00 pm

Two 10 week Sessions:  Fall: Sep. 17 – Nov 19 | Winter: Jan. 7 – Mar. 11 (snow date Mar 18)

Acting for the Camera

  • Fall Focus: Commercial Technique
  • Winter Focus: Film Technique
  • Instructor: Ashley Greenfield

Improvisation

  • Instructor: Lauren Henry

Private Coaching

  • Fall Focus: A contemporary monologue
  • Winter Focus: Shakespeare or a contrasting contemporary monologue
  • Instructors: Therese Walden Murphy & Ashley Greenfield

Professional Industry Workshops

  • First Year PYP students will receive 4 Sunday workshops, 2 in the Fall and 2 in the Winter sessions: Sept 30 & Oct 21 Fall Session and Jan 27 & Feb 3 Winter Session. See Workshops for more information.
  • All returning and past PYP students are invited to attend monthly On Camera Workshops to brush up and continue to refine their on camera acting skills.  See Workshops for more information.

Professional Industry Workshops

See our Workshops page.

Additional Saturday Classes (Save $35):

Scene Study:

  • Creative Acting II (Grades 5 – 7) with Therese Walden-Murphy (PYP cost: $165)
  • Teen Acting (Grades 8 – 12) with Therese Walden-Murphy (PYP cost: $215)

Musical Theatre Solo Performance:

  • WCStudio Singers (Grades 5 – 12) with Therese Walden-Murphy (PYP cost: $250)

Showcase

FALL Showcase:

  • Date: Mon, Nov 19 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Location: Knauer Performing Arts Center, 2nd floor
  • Call Time: for performers is 4:30 pm.

WINTER Final Showcase:

  • Date: Mon, March 11 (snow date: March 18) from 5:00-7:00 pm.
  • Location: Knauer Performing Arts Center, 2nd floor
  • Call Time: for performers is 4:30 pm.

Cost Per Session

The WCStudio Professional Youth Program is $500 per session. There are two sessions, one in the Fall and one in the Winter to complete the program. Each session includes 10 weeks of Monday night training, 2 Professional Industry Workshops and a showcase.  The showcase following the Winter Session will be for industry professionals. For more information contact Therese. In addition:

All Professional Youth Program performers will have first casting options in WCStudio Spring Shows as well as the option to compete in the Access Broadway competition in May (related costs tbd).