YAS – Spring 2018

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Welcome to the Young Actors Studio!

Offering Acting Classes in Pittsburgh and the North Hills area (Sewickley)
Quality Theater Training, Ages 4-18

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Saltworks Young Actors Studio is a place to learn about acting among supportive friends. We emphasize building basic acting skills as well as developing personal character and the important skill of working in an ensemble. Our philosophy is “process over product” which means that we value the individual journey and the success of each student to achieve new goals more than the final production.

If you’ve been to Saltworks Young Actors Studio before, you know what a wonderful place it is to learn about theater. If you are new to Saltworks, don’t worry, you’ll soon feel right at home!

For more information, call Rachel at 412-621-6150 x-205.

  • Partial scholarships are available for Saltworks acting classes. Applications are due two weeks prior to the start of classes. Click here for scholarship application and information. Call if you have any questions: 412-621-6150 x-201.
  • A $25 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot in any of our acting classes.


LET’S TELL A STORY! – Ages 4-7

Church of the Ascension, Oakland/Shadyside
      Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00, March 19 – May 7
Cost: $90
Theater builds confidence and encourages creativity, and it’s never too early to develop those skills! This fun and imagination-focused class incorporates stories, games, songs, and short plays in order to teach the parts of a story as well as the basics of theater and acting. 


CREATING A CHARACTER – Ages 8-11

Church of the Ascension, Oakland/Shadyside
      Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30, March 19 – May 7
Cost: $130
How do you bring a character to life? You give them a rich backstory, a big personality, a striking physicality, and a distinct voice! Learn how to take a character from page to stage in this class that will focus on everything from script analysis to ways to transform yourself for an audience. 


SCENE STUDY – Ages 12-18

Church of the Ascension, Oakland/Shadyside
      Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30, March 19 – May 7
Cost: $130
While monologues can be a lot of fun, scenes are the essential building blocks of plays! This class will focus on the things that make actors outstanding scene partners, effective scene rehearsal techniques, and ways to make all of your scenes compelling for an audience. 


ACTING AS A SOCIAL SKILL – Ages 12-18
In partnership with Actors for Autism
Church of the Ascension, Oakland/Shadyside
      Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30, March 19 – May 7
Cost: $130
An acting and improvisation class focused on the real life application of theater skills in social settings. Curriculum developed by Dr. Alisa Wolf (Executive Director and Founder of Actors for Autism) for students on the spectrum. Designed for both new and returning students!

Registration is closed.

Click here (2018 Spring Brochure) to download our latest Young Actors Studio brochure in Adobe Acrobat format.

Click here to request receiving a brochure through the mail, or call 412-621-6150 x-205.

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Pittsburgh , PA 15213-2812
Phone: 412.621.6150
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