Young Actors Studio


The Young People’s Theatre Project has school-year opportunities designed especially for elementary and middle, and high school students.  Our YOUNG ACTORS STUDIO classes focus on a  range of theatre skills, with fun hands-on activities for many skill/experience levels.


 Musical Theatre Playlab (Grades 5 – 8) Classes meet Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm January 22 – March 19 (no class on February 19) in the Alex L. Parks Performing Arts Center at Jesuit High School.

This winter we will put our imaginations to work creating our own new musical version of the Peter Pan story from Captain Hook’s perspective. Over the course of eight weeks, students will learn the building blocks of musical theatre and ensemble writing, diving deep into this classic story’s themes and challenges. Veteran YPTP instructor, Elizabeth Fagan will be leading the journey.

There will be a final Demo performance for friends and family on the last day of class (Monday, March 19). Tuition is $140.00.
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Classes are taught by local theatre professionals, some of whom started out as Project students themselves! Most multi-week sessions feature an informal demo presentation—giving students the opportunity to showcase the skills they’ve acquired—in front of an audience of friends and family.

For High School students, the Young Actors Studio takes the form of periodic workshop “intensives” with a specific focus, based around a special guest artist or opportunity, often just one exciting session long.  Please see below for current High School intensive opportunities.

Young Actors Studio classes are taught at Jesuit High School’s Alex L. Parks Performing Arts Center.


  • Character Creation
  • Musical Theatre
  • Dance for the Theatre
  • Shakespeare
  • Stage Combat
  • Scenes/Monologues
  • Page to the Stage
  • Preparing your character
  • Viewpoints
  • Clowning/Physical Theatre
  • Improvisation