Post-Degree Certificate Program for Academy Company
New York &
The Academy Company offers graduates of the
two-year Professional Training Program a unique
opportunity to gain exposure to the industry and
experience a third year at the Academy. A full
season of theatrical productions is presented in
theatres to which agents, casting directors, and
other members of the profession who hire and
represent actors are invited to attend. A special
industry Showcase closes the season.
While admission to the Academy Company is
by invitation only, all students may apply and
audition at the end of the successful completion
of their Second Year, prior to graduation.
Selection is made on the basis of individual
potential and the overall concept of a balanced
acting company. The emphasis of the program is
the practical development of the actor through
study, rehearsal and performance.
Plays selected range in styles from classic to
contemporary to avant garde. In casting, the goal is
to use students in roles that are feasible for them
as showcasing vehicles and to provide enough
range and other forms of challenge to ensure the
opportunity for further growth and development.
In addition to rehearsal and performance,
a variety of advanced training and special
opportunities are offered, which may include:
- Advanced workshops in acting, speech and movement,
as well as training in Audition Monologues,
Camera Technique and Alexander Technique.
- Individual Career Counseling to advise
company members on all matters related to
- Seminars with working professionals such as
talent agents (legitimate, film and commercial),
managers and regional theatre/independent
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