Open Arts Actor's Workshop

We invite performers from all backgrounds and levels of experience.

Class Information

Class Description

The Open Arts Actor's Workshop is the Tisch studio designed for visiting students and NYU non-drama majors interested in exploring actor training in a conservatory-style environment. Through master classes in movement, voice, Shakespeare's text, clowning and scene study, students develop a deeper understanding of the acting process and what it means to work as a creative ensemble. Under the guidance of Tisch performance faculty, students gain physical and vocal freedom and broaden their knowledge of dramatic text. On-camera acting classes help students hone their craft in front of the camera. The semester-long studio experience culminates in a final showing of ensemble performance work and scene presentations for invited guests.

Students will attend the studio 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. three days a week.

If you have enrolled in any college-level acting class or you have equivalent experience, be in touch with the Tisch Open Arts Program ( to audition for the studio. Please prepare 1 monologue, around 2 minutes in length. It should be from a play that speaks to you and one that you are excited to work on. 

Non-NYU students should apply to the full-time Spring at Tisch Acting Program.