Our Young Artists
My 5 plus years at the young actors studio has been a great force in the trajectory of my life. It was a sanctuary from the stress of school where I could express myself and feel comfortable in ways I never really felt I could anywhere else. The young actors studio was a place where I was really allowed to feel, and it gave me the tools to channel it into my art. Our classes allowed me to speak, shout and scream my feelings through our exercises and scene work. I gained pivotal experience in all the different approaches to acting; Meisner, Stanislavsky, Adler, and more, which gave me a well rounded education necessary for every actor. Even when the scenes got intense and emotional, it felt right, because I knew Andrew and Jeff were pushing me was because they believed in me, because they actually cared. The writing lab run by Andrew brought me to my main passion, and I found I’ve learned the most about playwriting from hearing my peers work and workshopping them. This place has had an everlasting impact on my life and the way I choose to live it, and I will forever be grateful for thatColette Shaw sophomore at Sarah Lawrence College, winner of 2017 National Young Playwrights Festival
My time at the Young Actors Studio has taught me countless strategies in the worlds of acting and writing alike. I have always been free to learn at my own pace, however fast or slow that may be at any given moment. There is a palpable sense of community and collaboration, as well as a spirit of creativity that permeates through any structured lessons and into the environment of the space itself.August Kampseries regular on Hulu series “All Night”; Disney’s “Best Friends Whenever”, now appearing on Netflix’s “No Good Nick”
While the studio absolutely taught me how to establish myself as a professional actor, it is also a place of true creative freedom where I was able to study acting in a deep and personal way before presenting the work to an audience or at an audition. You truly get to experience the acting process from the outside in at a level that is unavailable at many other acting classes for younger people. The teachers respect you as a person and an artist and provide you with the tools to find and explore your inner artist. You will be constantly pushed forward and you will never have a class where you don’t make big discoveries. You will receive honest, constructive feedback focused first and foremost on your creative expression.Johanna Stonesenior at New York University (NYU), 2017 winner of National Young Playwrights Festival, play Stick and Poke adapted into film produced by Wildwell Films
Being completely immersed in all things acting just fueled my passion and desire to be an actor. The Young Actors Studio has inspired me to pursue my love of acting, to be a better actor, to work harder, and to widen my interests to plays etc. Having been to a few, I can truly say not a lot of acting schools are like this one – not a lot of them put the time and effort into each student as they do at the Young Actors Studio. What I got from this school is not just a class, I got endless support from some of the best teachers, great work to study, a better understanding of who I am, and incredible relationships and friendships with like-minded artists.Diego Josefseries regular on Amazon’s Goliah, films include: Ballad of Lefty Brown Tiger Within, There’s Something Inside Your House, and Breckman Rodeo, Message from the King
starring in Netflix Series "Brew Brothers
songwriter and singer of album "Sour", starring on Disney Plus series "High School the Musical"
regular on HBO Series "Generation", starring in feature film "Tiger Within" with Emmy award winner Ed Asner
starring on Showtime series "The L Word: Next Generation"
guest starring on Netflix series "On the Block"
"Existential Crisis of Maxwell Anderson" (written and directed) selected for Los Angeles CineFest
starring in Netflix original series "American Vandal", star of three time Emmy nominated Disney series "Dog with a Blog"
Tales from the Rabbit Hole: A Curious Kitsch Novel, Thursday's Child, The Miracle Season
appearing in "New Amsterdam" on NBC