Actor Training

June 13 - July 28, 2022

Throughout the six-week intensive training program, students meet Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to noon in intimate classes of 10-18 students. Audition/Interview appointments begin in March.

  • Acting Classes
    Actor training is taught by working professionals who are also talented, qualified teachers. Work from these classes is presented one evening at the Lesher Center for the Arts at the end of the six-week period.

  • Two Elective Classes
    Each student may choose two electives in addition to their core classes. Recent elective classes have included: voice and speech, physical theatre, clowning, puppetry, improvisation, Commedia dell'Arte, Shakespeare, directing, audition technique, movement, playwriting, and musical theatre.

  • Master Classes
    Once each week students participate in a Master Class on different topics. Recent master classes have included: stage combat and swordplay, dance, an audition with Center REP's casting director, theatre make-up, stage management, voice-over, theatre history, and panel discussions with theatre professionals.
For additional information call 925.295.1400.

“Young REP gives you the courage to discover yourself as a person and an artist, and gives you the tools to continue this discovery long after you've left. I can't imagine a summer without Young REP; there's simply no place I would rather be! ”

- Kathleen Burke


“Young REP has helped me to discover that being yourself is the best thing you can do! Also being outgoing and taking risks in my classes and workshops helps me not only in theatre but also outside of it. As Will Springhorn, my Young REP acting teacher always tells us, “Fortune Favors the brave” ”

- Michael Jamison