May 7, 2020

How do I start this?

How do I start this?  This is the first of many terrifying questions one may ask themselves when endeavoring to write something. This is what I am asking myself right now. The point of this blog is extol the virtues of habit. And one habit that I have been trying to accomplish is […]
May 1, 2020

Maria Vittoria di Maio performing a monologue from Teenage Angels by Honor Levy

This is a monologue from Teenage Angels, 2017 winner of National Young Playwrights Festival, by YAS alumni Honor Levy. The piece is performed by Maria Vittoria di Mario- a current student of our 2020 Spring Virtual Program.
April 17, 2020
online acting

Online Acting

Online Acting Human beings are forever in action and knowing how to work as an actor is half the battle.  In this article, I will recommend ways to create a playing space at home that will help you feel inspired, creative and confident. It’s always very exciting to perform on […]
March 24, 2020

Being Different in a Virtual World

I was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, one of five boys for which, my Dad proclaimed that each son would be treated equally and would be given a college education. My father loved science and tried to raise his family based on scientific facts. Although he was very loving and […]
January 31, 2020

Shining a Light in the Darkness

Shining a Light in the Darkness  As a kid I was afraid of the dark. There was this pervasive fear that something was lurking either in my closet, or under my bed. This “something” took many different theoretical shapes and forms, but it’s effect was to make it extraordinarily difficult for me to fall […]
January 16, 2020

Photos from the Teen Class

January 16, 2020

2020 Winter Photos

2020 Winter Photos: Opening Weekend
December 27, 2019

Prepare for the 20s!

Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought together. – Leonardo DaVinci A new decade. The Twenties.  What do you envision for it? Could this be THE decade where your work went to new heights of creativity and production? Where you started to fully accept […]
December 4, 2019

You are the One

YOU ARE THE ONE IT ONLY TAKES ONE MINUTE  -The one-minute monologue Acting tips for auditioning with Monologues When we audition for parts we are always trying to show as much as we can in as little time as possible.    Young actors want to “show it all,” even when all […]