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School of Theatre

About the School of Theatre

Program Dates

July 5, 2021 to July 23, 2021


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*2021 Virtual Programming Updates*

The School of Theatre will begin on July 5th and run for two and half weeks. Classes will take place over Zoom.

You could be one of thirty-two talented actors and actresses from a New York State high school who will study with members of a professional theatre company while attending the New York State Summer School of Theatre. You will receive intensive, preprofessional training in a wide spectrum of theatre arts, taking daily classes in acting, movement, and voice and scene study. In addition, there are opportunities to experience stage combat, comedy, impulse improvisation, mask, and play writing.

You will be housed and attend classes at SUNY Delhi. Professional theatre companies in the past have included The Acting Company, The Circle Repertory Theater Company, and The Circle East Theater Company of New York City. You will be offered a well-developed course curriculum as well as an incredible theater experience. Included in the program are field trips to shows in New York City that are designed to cover a wide range of theater as well as guest artists, playwrights, and various workshops.

If you are serious about theatre, this summer program is the one for you. If you are selected to participate, you should be prepared to work intensively up to 12 hours each day on your craft. A major part of the educational process will include interaction with professional actors, directors, designers and playwrights, providing a remarkable experience for you, no matter what kind of theater professional you strive to become. This serious summer program will give you not only a fabulous start, but will also provide an excellent opportunity for you to measure your commitment to acting in the professional theater.

Our Faculty

Artistic Director

Student Profiles

I learned about the strength of the ensemble, grew more comfortable with using my body as an instrument, and found friends who I'll keep for the rest of my life.

 NYSSSA was truly life changing, and it opened me up to be willing to fail and learn from it as well as step out of my comfort zone.

A Sample Day


Check out what a day at the School of Theatre is like!