Atlantic Acting School Virtual Scholarship 2022: Applications now open for AUS and NZ actors

By 5 August 2021 September 7th, 2021 Announcements

The Equity Foundation is thrilled to be collaborating once again with the Atlantic Acting School in NYC and Showcast to offer a New Zealand or Australian actor the opportunity to hone their craft with a new online scholarship in 2022.

This brand new part-time, five-month program (valued at $US7,950) is tailored to the ambitious actor eager to broaden their network and their creative mind.

Classes will take place online from Feb 1 – Jun 16, 2022 every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8am-12pm AUS EST or 10am – 2pm NZ time. The successful applicant will be expected to attend all scheduled classes.

Over the course of three concentrated six-week trimesters, students will develop three distinct portfolio pieces – a self-scripted solo project, a film project, and a collaborative group project.

Rooted in multicultural perspectives on performance methodology, this remote program draws from Atlantic Acting School and Atlantic Theater Company’s broad and diverse pool of working artists – from NY to LA, Argentina, Australia, London, and beyond!

To apply please prepare the following:
•Bio and headshot
•Showreel (if available)
•Intro Video to explain who you are and why you want to attend the Atlantic (2 min or less).
•Self Test Video (90 sec-2 min monologue of your choosing).
•Upload all of these under PHOTOS AND VIDEOS section of the Showcast application site.
•You must be a member of MEAA Equity or Equity NZ to apply.
•Applications close Sunday September 5, 2021, at midnight AEST.

•Shortlisted applicants will be required to participate in a phone interview with judges.
•The winners will be chosen by a panel of industry experts and announced in October 2021.
•The successful applicant will be expected to attend all scheduled classes over the five month period.


Founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy, the Atlantic 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. The school’s mission is to ensure that each graduate masters the essential analytical and physical disciplines of acting and to empower every student with skills necessary for success in the profession.

The Atlantic Acting School Virtual Scholarship 2022 is proudly supported by the Equity Foundation, the Atlantic Acting School and Showcast.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Equity Foundation acknowledges the traditional custodians and cultures of the lands and seas on which we live and work. We pay our respects to all First Nations peoples, elders and ancestors. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded, and stand in solidarity towards a shared future.