June 2 - July 19, 2014

South Coast Repertory's Acting Intensive Program is a nationally renowned seven-week summer program for serious acting students ages 18 and over. Now in its 42nd year, this unique program is specially designed for aspiring actors who desire an honest evaluation of their talents.  Our faculty of professional working teaching-artists provides students with a candid, comprehensive assessment of their creative abilities.  With these insights, they develop a plan of action to deepen and strengthen their talent as well as set a career strategy, taking the next step to becoming professional artists.

For more information please e-mail education@scr.org call 714-708-5549.

A PROGRAM THAT IS UNIQUE

The Acting Intensive Program is specially designed for aspiring actors who are ready to go beyond the classroom and take an honest measurement of their talents.

SCR’s Acting Intensive Program will:

  • Provide you with a candid and comprehensive assessment of your present creative abilities as an actor
  • Guide you toward a plan of action with which you can continue to strengthen and deepen your talent
  • Equip you with insights regarding possible career paths in theatre, television, and film

All classes are held in the stimulating environment of Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, one of the nation's leading resident theatres. Classes are kept small, and students benefit from a consistent opportunity to work and challenge themselves daily in class.  A distinguished faculty of working theatre artists provides the highest quality instruction, including individualized career feedback.

SCR’s access to Southern California's vibrant entertainment industry allows the program to offer special seminars by distinguished guest artists drawn from the area's rich pool of theatre, film and television professionals.  The program culminates in a final performance for invited industry professionals, family and friends in the Argyros Stage.

You may be able to get school credit for this program. Please speak with your school representative. 

A Program that Works

The strength of the program is demonstrated by the successes of graduates who are now working professionals. Former students have appeared on television, in major motion pictures, in numerous South Coast Repertory productions and at resident theatres across the country. Among the graduates are Will Ferrell ("Saturday Night Live," Anchorman: The Legend Continues), Allison Case (Hair! and Mama Mia! on Broadway, "Nurse Jackie"), Ary Katz ("Bones," J. Edgar) and Arye Gross (Donald Margulies' Brooklyn Boy, Richard Greenberg’s Our Mother’s Brief Affair and a recurring role on "Castle").

Will Ferrell Arye Gross Ary Katz Allison Case
Will Ferrell Arye Gross Ary Katz
Allison Case

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Enrollment in the Acting Intensive Program is by audition only. Applications will be accepted February 2014 through May 15, 2014. Applicants must be 18 or older. All applicants must submit:

  • Completed Application (Call 714-708-5549 for a form or download one below)
  • Resume photograph (8" x 10" preferred) 
  • $20 nonrefundable application fee 

AUDITIONS
Upon receipt of application, students will be contacted to schedule an audition/interview. Auditions will take place 1 to 2 days per month. Overseas students and those unable to visit California may submit an audition video via email.  Auditions should consist of 2 monologues from any play, one of which should be Shakespeare, total length not to exceed three minutes. Notification will be at Directors discretion, however all student will be notified by May 21, 2014.

TUITION
Tuition for the seven-week course is $2,350. An initial deposit of $850 is due upon acceptance into the program. The balance may be paid in full by the first day of class, or in three equal installments of $500 each with the final payment due by the sixth week of the program. Direct questions regarding tuition to Janis Morrissette at (714) 708-5549. Students must purchase their own texts and are expected to supply items such as clothing, which may be required for class projects.

HOUSING
Limited housing available. Please call (714) 708-5549 for more information.

Application Form

Visit Acting Intensive Program student Callie's daily blog from 2010 to find out more about her day-to-day experience in the program.

South Coast Repertory - Acting Intensive Program
P.O. Box 2197
Costa Mesa, CA 92628
(714) 708-5549
E-mail: education@scr.org


Photo: Recent Acting Intensive Program graduates, from left to right, Jordan Bellow, Dylan DoVale, Jennifer Stang, Emmett Lee Stang and Jaycob Hunter in SCR's 2011 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo by Henry DiRocco.