Professional Training Program

By challenging students in grades 9-12 who are considering pursuing careers in theatre, the Professional Training Program (“PTP”) offers an intense, individualized study of technique, text, and vocal and physical work.

The curriculum includes:

  • Acting

  • Scene Study

  • Monologues

  • Script Analysis

  • Solo and Group Voice

  • Jazz and Ballet

  • Audition Prep

The fall semester of classes culminates in a December showcase for families and friends.  PTP students are also featured performers in the Annual ACT ONE Gala in February. During the second semester, PTP students join the High School Core students for rehearsals and performances of the Spring musical.

Starving Artist Program

Every two years, 11th and 12th grade PTP students are eligible to apply to the Starving Artist Program.  Focused on “The Business of the Business,” the Starving Artist Program involves eight weeks of intensive classwork. 


Private coaching in acting and singing culminates in a trip to New York City where students participate in mock auditions, receiving feedback and mentoring from theatre professionals.


Tel: 412-422-4306


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