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California Actors Workshop

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 the modern theater. Our core curriculum draws from Stanislavski’s An Actor Prepares, the foundation of twentieth-century realistic acting. Other courses (based on faculty expertise) may include Improvisation, Voice, Movement, Script Analysis, Shakespeare, and Acting for the Camera. Courses become more advanced and intensive over the course of our three specialized sessions.

Students may choose from the California Actors Workshop, the Abridged California Actors Workshop, and the Middle School Actors Workshop.

 Middle School Actors Workshop                   California Actors Workshop                   California Actors Workshop Abridged

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.

Visit Theaters in the San Francisco Bay Area: Located on the Stanford University campus, the California Actors Workshop exposes students to the rich theatrical heritage of the San Francisco Bay Area. Actors ranging from Annette Bening to Robin Williams got their starts in San Francisco. Bay Area theaters such as the American Conservatory Theater, the Magic Theater, and the Berkeley Repertory Theater have launched many successful acting careers and have given voice to some of the most important playwrights of the twentieth century, including Sam Shepard, Tony Kushner, and David Henry Hwang. Students at this Workshop will attend plays at professional San Francisco and Berkeley theaters, discuss production choices with actors and directors, and even have the opportunity to see what goes on “behind the scenes.”

California Actors Workshop Programs

Program Grades Location Start Date End Date Price Options Register
Middle School Actors Workshop
6 - 8 UC Berkeley Jul 7, 2019 Jul 12, 2019 Enroll
California Actors Workshop
9 - 12 Stanford University Jul 14, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Enroll
Middle School Actors Workshop
6 - 8 Stanford University Jul 21, 2019 Jul 26, 2019 Enroll
California Actors Workshop Abridged
9 - 12 UCLA Jul 28, 2019 Aug 3, 2019 Enroll
Middle School Actors Workshop
6 - 8 UCLA Aug 4, 2019 Aug 9, 2019 Enroll

Price Options for Middle School Actors Workshop

Day Camp $1,725.00
Extended Day Camp $2,025.00
Overnight Camp $2,385.00

Price Options for California Actors Workshop

Extended Day Camp $4,245.00
Overnight Camp $4,995.00

Price Options for Middle School Actors Workshop

Day Camp $1,775.00
Extended Day Camp $2,075.00
Overnight Camp $2,435.00

Price Options for California Actors Workshop Abridged

Extended Day Camp $2,295.00
Overnight Camp $2,695.00

Price Options for Middle School Actors Workshop

Day Camp $1,725.00
Extended Day Camp $2,025.00
Overnight Camp $2,385.00