With a growing number of acting teachers throughout the country, our organization aims to empower teachers find their own “true north.”

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 masters of 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.

Our Flagship Programs

Teacher Development Program


May 21-June 1, 2018,
Los Angeles

June 4-15, 2018,

New York

Our flagship Teacher Development Program returns in 2018 for its 21st year and expands to two sessions: May 21-June 1 in Los Angeles, devoted to physical approaches to actor training, presented in collaboration with the USC School of Dramatic Arts; and June 4-15 in New York, devoted to exploring innovative and complementary approaches to the work of Stanislavski, presented in collaboration with NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Drama. Join us on either coast for an inspiring and revitalizing 12 days devoted to the craft of teaching acting alongside a cadre of exceptional and internationally recognized faculty.

2018 Faculty include: Joanna Merlin, Stephen Wangh, David Bridel, Alexandra Billings, Hugh O’Gorman, Slava Dolgachev, Peter Jay Fernandez, Jane Nichols, Gregory Wallace, and guest Ron Van Lieu.

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National Congress

June 16-19, 2018
New York, NY

The first National Congress of acting teachers was held in 2008 and in 2014 it became an annual event. Held every 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 master teachers, panels, hands-on workshops, and the opportunity for intimate conversation about the craft of teaching acting.

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