With a growing number of acting teachers throughout the country, our organization is doing everything it can to help 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

June 5-16, 2017
Los Angeles, CA

Returning for its 20th year and for the first time in Los Angeles, the two-week intensive provides a rare opportunity to return to the classroom under the guidance of true masters of the field. This year’s exceptional and internationally recognized faculty include: Ron Van Lieu (Yale School of Drama) Slava Dolgachev (Russia), and Sharon Marie Carnicke (USC School of Dramatic Arts). Join us for an inspiring and revitalizing 12 days devoted to the craft of teaching acting.

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National Congress

June 22-25, 2017
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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