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The world-renowned Atlantic Acting School is collaborating with The Equity Foundation to once again offer Australian performers the opportunity to hone their craft at this prestigious institution.  

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The Atlantic Acting School, founded in 1987 by playwright David Mamet and actor William H. Macy, operates as both a private conservatory and an undergraduate program in conjunction with the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. It has the only conservatory program in the world that offers in-depth training in Mamet and Macy’s unique and influential approach to acting: Practical Aesthetics, the Atlantic Technique.


• Applications are now open for the Equity Foundation Scholarship to attend the Spring Comprehensive or the Summer Intensive program at the Atlantic Acting School in New York City.

•The Scholarships only include Atlantic tution fees not any accommodation, flights, meals or incidentals.

•There is one place available in each program.  

•You must submit two separate applications if you wish to be considered for both programs

•Please note; the Summer Intensive is only suitable for those who can dedicate significant time and energy to this rigorous course. Further program details below.

•Applications close 5pm AEST Sunday February 15,2015.

•Read application requirements carefully. You must have a current bio, headshot and show reel ready to submit during application process. Shortlisted applicants will be required to participate in phone interview with judges.

•The winners will be chosen by a panel of industry experts and announced Thursday March 5, 2015.

May 26 – July 2, 2015
Valued at $US $2,250

The 6-Week Spring Comprehensive is designed to give students a basic foundation in the Atlantic Technique. Introducing the Atlantic Technique, Practical Aesthetics, in six weeks through its three core courses, Script Analysis, Moment Lab and Performance Technique, coupled with instruction in voice, this course serves the actor seeking familiarization with the foundation of the technique in a concentrated program with an intimate ensemble.

Working with contemporary dramatic texts, students in the Spring Comprehensive are instructed in a disciplined approach to script analysis, working truthfully moment-to-moment and in bringing these skills together in performance of the material. Additionally, a Voice class which introduces Chuck Jones’s work complements the scene study and explicitly reinforces the actor’s connection to his or her physical instrument. Classes are held Monday through Friday between the hours of 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

July 6 – August 15, 2015
Valued at $US3,495

Offering comprehensive training, this rigorous six-week intensive immerses students in an accelerated curriculum which mirrors that of the first semester conservatory instruction. This ambitious and rewarding intensive serves the actor seeking familiarization with the Atlantic Technique, Practical Aesthetics, and introduction to the development of skills required of a responsive physical instrument.

Inherent in the culture of the school, and ubiquitous in the curriculum, is training in the professional habits and discipline demanded by the collaborative nature of this creative work. Classes take place Mondays through Fridays 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM along with a half day on Saturday.


“The Summer Intensive at Atlantic is like stepping up to Olympic level training for athletes. It's invigorating, scary and liberating.”
Adele Querol, 2014 Atlantic/Equity Foundation Scholarship recipient.

     “The 2014 scholarship winners were gifted and excellent additions to Atlantic’s ensemble. As graduates of the Summer Intensive, they have been welcomed into the Atlantic community. Due to the tremendous success of last year, we will be offering a full scholarship to two of our summer programs: our Spring Comprehensive and our Summer Intensive.”
Heather Baird, Director of Education & Recruitment,  Atlantic Theater Company & School.



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