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Professional Youth Program

Auditions for the 2017-18 Professional Youth Program will be Dec. tbd 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, Tamara Anderson, Heidi Karpa and Guest directors and actors.

Currently in it’s second year, our actors are enjoying the opportunity to work with us as we refine and enhance to perfectly suit the needs and dreams of young professional actors. The program is designed to give young actors (grades 6-12) the critical skills, knowledge and experience to succeed in the acting profession.

PYP Performers also 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 are held in very early fall.

Auditions for the 2017-18 Professional Youth Program will be Dec. tbd 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

2017-18 Fall & Winter Program Curriculum:

Classes:  Mondays, 4:30 – 7:00 pm

10 week Session:  Fall: Sep. 18 – Nov 20 | Winter: Jan. 8 – Mar. 12

Acting for the Camera

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

Improvisation

  • Instructor: Heidi Karpa

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 2 Sunday workshops in the Fall and Winter sessions: Sept 24 & Oct 22 Fall Session and Feb. 4 & Mar 4 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 20 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 12 (snow date: March 19) from 5:00-7:00 pm.
  • Location: Knauer Performing Arts Center, 2nd floor
  • Call Time: for performers is 4:30 pm.

Cost Per Session

Our Professional Youth Program session cost is $500. This includes 10 weeks of Monday night training and 2 Professional Industry Workshops. 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).