The art of teaching involves helping each student take ownership of their possibilities as an artist. The standards that teacher holds to is key to the lasting affect. With a growing number of acting teachers throughout the country, our organization is doing everything it can to help them find their own “true north.”
Our programming serves to enable a deeper understanding and passion for the craft of teaching acting by highlighting the work of professionals in the field, exposing teachers to a variety of approaches and methodologies, and providing mentorship to future generations of educators.
By facilitating connections across all disciplines and sub-disciplines of actor training—technique, voice, movement—our programming builds the foundation for personal and institutional collaboration, development, and discussion.
In 2021, our flagship Teacher Development Program returns for its 25th year and continues with two sessions: June 1 – 12, 2021 ONLINE and August 2 – 13, 2021 IN PERSON in NYC (CDC recommendation permitting.) If not, we will do a second online program. Join us on for an inspiring and revitalizing 12 days devoted to the craft of teaching acting. Provisional faculty include Alexandra Billings, Slava Dolgachev, Peter Jay Fernandez, Antoinette LaVechia, Kenneth Noel Mitchell, Jane Nichols, Fay Simpson, Gregory Wallace, and Welker White & Damian Young.
The first National Congress of acting teachers was held in 2008 and in 2014 it became an annual event. Typically held in June in New York City, its purpose is to appraise the health and state of actor training. All members of the organization are invited to attend the event that features veteran teachers, panels, hands-on workshops, and the opportunity for intimate conversation about the craft of teaching acting.