Honors Acting Conservatory - The Theatre Lab

Honors Acting Conservatory

Professional Actor Training: an intensive one-year program by application and audition.

Each year, ten students committed to personal growth embark on a year of study and exploration into the craft of acting for theatre. From January through December, students perform in private scene study classes, receive one-on-one mentorships, and participate in workshops and performance opportunities tailored for their particular needs.

Each Honors Acting Conservatory cohort is made up of adult students from many different kinds of backgrounds who are serious about entering the acting profession, but perhaps due to financial, scheduling, or personal obligations, seek to keep their weekdays free. All training taking place on nights and weekends.

Meet the Honors Class of 2024.

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Entering the Honors Acting Conservatory was honestly one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have learned so much, and am really just grateful for the opportunity to have worked with the other students and some very talented instructors.
Recent Honors Graduate

Tuition for the Honors Acting Conservatory is $8,300 if paid in full before the program begins, or $9,180 if paid in twelve monthly installments of $765 from December 2023 through November 2024. Students are required to purchase one book during the year and may find it necessary to purchase some plays when searching for material for the Final Project. All students are also required to have a headshot by the end of the year. There is no application fee.

All Honors students meet as a group every Monday night for a full year of scene study and improvisation, exploring a wide variety of theatrical styles important for professional work.

Students take additional Theatre Lab classes throughout the year to build specific skills outside the focus of the core Monday night work. All classes and rehearsals take place on weekday evenings and during the day on weekends. Students are continually advised and evaluated on their progress, and the program culminates in public performances of two-person plays and a showcase for an invited audience of top area artistic and casting directors. 

Our alums have recently acted in professional productions with: Ally Theatre Company, Arena Stage, Avant Bard Theatre, Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, Capital Fringe Festival, Constellation Theatre, The Hub Theatre, Infinity Theatre Company, Longacre Lea, Keegan Theatre, Mosaic Theatre, NextStop Theatre, Round House Theatre, Rorschach Theatre, Spooky Action Theatre, Studio Theatre, The Welders, Venus Theatre, 4615 Theatre Company, and more.

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