California Actors Workshop offers a concentrated summer training experience in the art and craft of acting. Young actors have the opportunity to learn the crucial skills of building characters, playing objectives, and expressing interior emotions physically and vocally. Students discover not only how to express themselves individually but also how to work as an ensemble, gaining valuable leadership skills while having fun and making friends.
Practice the Techniques Professionals Use: This hands-on, conservatory-style program gives students a chance to learn some of the most important and influential acting practices of modern theater. Our core curriculum draws from Stanislavski’s An Actor Prepares, the foundation of twentieth-century realistic acting. Other courses are based on faculty expertise and can range from Improvisation, Voice, Movement, Script Analysis, Shakespeare, Acting for the Camera, and much more! Courses become more advanced and intensive over the course of our three specialized sessions.
Learn from Real Theater Artists: At the California Actors Workshop, we believe that actors learn best by actively working with professional and academic theater artists who are devoted to nurturing the next generation of actors. Students here immerse themselves in scene work and exercises under the instruction of a top-notch faculty. All of our instructors either teach acting at prestigious universities such as UC Berkeley and Stanford University or have substantial professional acting and directing experience. Additional master classes offer students the rare opportunity to develop their craft with inspiring and accomplished guest artists.