Actor’s Conservatory

8 intensive months.
1 innovative program.

The Actor’s Conservatory at Arts Umbrella is an 8-month intensive prep program for young actors aged 17–22 who want to deepen their acting skills before auditioning for professional theatre schools.

Pursuing an acting career soon after high school is no small commitment. The Actor’s Conservatory gives you a slice of Theatre School life while preparing you for success at the post-secondary level.

Apply for this program

Now accepting applications for Fall 2019. Submit a theatrical resume and a letter expressing interest to Paul Moniz de Sá, Artistic Director, Theatre and Music at Selected students will be invited for an audition/interview.

For more information, download our Actor’s Conservatory Guide.

About the Theatre Conservatory
  • Develop your craft: Study advanced movement, voice, and acting techniques
  • Showcase your work: Regular performance opportunities plus a full-scale production with professional guest director
  • Intensive classes: One-on-one audition and vocal coaching
  • Be audition-ready: Develop audition pieces for schools, theatres, and casting sessions
  • Push boundaries: Discover the Sandbox — uncover new avenues in theatre, from writing and dramaturgy to design and construction
  • Your next steps: Explore production management, varied theatre disciplines, and career development
About you
  • Recent high school graduate ready to take your theatre studies to a new level
  • Need to gain an edge in competitive programs by developing skills, confidence, and experience
  • Ready to be seen as the skilled artist you are becoming
Still in high school?

Current high school students looking for an alternative to traditional Grade 11/12 theatre classes may be eligible to apply for SPARTS program at Magee Secondary School or online learning credits. For more details, contact Program Coordinator Andy Toth:

[The Actor's Conservatory] will give talented teens a taste of the rigorous demands of professional training.

—Jane Heyman, retired Associate Director, Studio 58

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