What we're about

The Actors Theatre Workshop is an award-winning non-profit theater, community center and educational institution that teaches innovative educational techniques and theatre principles to adults and children from all walks of life; produces classical and contemporary plays and documentary films that maintain the highest artistic standards; and develops new dramatic works that examine the social issues of the day.

Since 1990, ATW has flourished as an artistic leader in the field, producing award-winning educational programs and productions that develop individual potential, create tangible change and liberate the talents and abilities in people from all walks of life - - from homeless children to the incarcerated to the highly educationally and economically privileged, while operating an organization of artistic merit that has proven itself worthy of public, private and civic support.

Thurman E. Scott, ATW's Artistic Director, Executive Producer and Founder, is a widely acknowledged expert of artistic project development. Mr. Scott had the privilege to train in Europe and America with the major teachers of drama of the twentieth century, among them: Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg, Harold Clurman, and Sanford Meisner. His many years of training were followed by an extensive award-winning career in the theater as an actor, writer and director. At ATW he has evolved artistic disciplines that provide tools to change and develop individual potential. He has proven over and over that creativity is the great equalizer and unifier among human beings. He has changed lives of countless individuals with work that inspires hope.

For more information, please visit our website at www.ActorsTheatreWorkshop.com, email Outreach@actorstheatreworkshop.com, or call 212-947-1386 Ext. 0.

Upcoming events (4+)

Virtual Acting Technique I and II- New Tuesday 10 Session Summer Term

** To attend, you must apply at https://www.actorstheatreworkshop.com/scott-acting-conservatory/, be interviewed and accepted. TUITION is $750. **

Do you want to learn how to express your talent on stage with confidence? The Actors Theatre Workshop invites you to be part of an immersive online acting class, which will equip you with the required techniques to shine on stage and give complex, illuminating performances.

Mr. Scott's mentor and theater legend Stella Adler, with whom he studied and shared a creative relationship spanning over 25 years stated, "Thurman E. Scott is the inheritor of the Stanislavsky legacy and of my legacy. His work advances acting technique for the next generation."

As a teacher, Mr. Scott creates a secure, safe environment that allows students to relax, develop a foundation of truth, make effective and powerful choices, express new ideas, and fulfill their creative potential. Mr. Scott expanded on his mentors’ legacy by developing new techniques to free the instrument, open up the imagination, express ideas, fulfill the demands of the play, and liberate talent.

Mr. Scott will work with students on Technique I and II. He will teach exercises to free your imagination and emotions. These exercises will give you a newfound spontaneous life force which you will use to work on scenes and monologues with an emphasis on finding the action of the material through script analysis, and making powerful and illuminating choices.

In acting we say, “Within the choice lies the talent.” This means that our talent is revealed through making the best of the many choices that are available to us at that particular time of our development. As students who have studied here have often said, studying with Thurman E. Scott was the best choice they made.

Classes will be a hybrid- New Yorkers will attend in person with safety precautions taken, and others will join virtually on Zoom.
Tuesday evenings from 7:30-11:30pm ET. Out-of-state or international applicants are welcome to apply. https://www.actorstheatreworkshop.com/scott-acting-conservatory/

Tuition Price: $750 (Special Online Price! Originally $800)
Term Start: 9/21/21-12/14/21 (OFF: 10/12, 12/6)

Virtual Acting Technique I and II- New Tuesday 10 Session Summer Term

** To attend, you must apply at https://www.actorstheatreworkshop.com/scott-acting-conservatory/, be interviewed and accepted. TUITION is $750. **

Do you want to learn how to express your talent on stage with confidence? The Actors Theatre Workshop invites you to be part of an immersive online acting class, which will equip you with the required techniques to shine on stage and give complex, illuminating performances.

Mr. Scott's mentor and theater legend Stella Adler, with whom he studied and shared a creative relationship spanning over 25 years stated, "Thurman E. Scott is the inheritor of the Stanislavsky legacy and of my legacy. His work advances acting technique for the next generation."

As a teacher, Mr. Scott creates a secure, safe environment that allows students to relax, develop a foundation of truth, make effective and powerful choices, express new ideas, and fulfill their creative potential. Mr. Scott expanded on his mentors’ legacy by developing new techniques to free the instrument, open up the imagination, express ideas, fulfill the demands of the play, and liberate talent.

Mr. Scott will work with students on Technique I and II. He will teach exercises to free your imagination and emotions. These exercises will give you a newfound spontaneous life force which you will use to work on scenes and monologues with an emphasis on finding the action of the material through script analysis, and making powerful and illuminating choices.

In acting we say, “Within the choice lies the talent.” This means that our talent is revealed through making the best of the many choices that are available to us at that particular time of our development. As students who have studied here have often said, studying with Thurman E. Scott was the best choice they made.

Classes will be a hybrid- New Yorkers will attend in person with safety precautions taken, and others will join virtually on Zoom.
Tuesday evenings from 7:30-11:30pm ET. Out-of-state or international applicants are welcome to apply. https://www.actorstheatreworkshop.com/scott-acting-conservatory/

Tuition Price: $750 (Special Online Price! Originally $800)
Term Start: 9/21/21-12/14/21 (OFF: 10/12, 12/6)

Virtual Acting Technique I and II- New Tuesday 10 Session Summer Term

** To attend, you must apply at https://www.actorstheatreworkshop.com/scott-acting-conservatory/, be interviewed and accepted. TUITION is $750. **

Do you want to learn how to express your talent on stage with confidence? The Actors Theatre Workshop invites you to be part of an immersive online acting class, which will equip you with the required techniques to shine on stage and give complex, illuminating performances.

Mr. Scott's mentor and theater legend Stella Adler, with whom he studied and shared a creative relationship spanning over 25 years stated, "Thurman E. Scott is the inheritor of the Stanislavsky legacy and of my legacy. His work advances acting technique for the next generation."

As a teacher, Mr. Scott creates a secure, safe environment that allows students to relax, develop a foundation of truth, make effective and powerful choices, express new ideas, and fulfill their creative potential. Mr. Scott expanded on his mentors’ legacy by developing new techniques to free the instrument, open up the imagination, express ideas, fulfill the demands of the play, and liberate talent.

Mr. Scott will work with students on Technique I and II. He will teach exercises to free your imagination and emotions. These exercises will give you a newfound spontaneous life force which you will use to work on scenes and monologues with an emphasis on finding the action of the material through script analysis, and making powerful and illuminating choices.

In acting we say, “Within the choice lies the talent.” This means that our talent is revealed through making the best of the many choices that are available to us at that particular time of our development. As students who have studied here have often said, studying with Thurman E. Scott was the best choice they made.

Classes will be a hybrid- New Yorkers will attend in person with safety precautions taken, and others will join virtually on Zoom.
Tuesday evenings from 7:30-11:30pm ET. Out-of-state or international applicants are welcome to apply. https://www.actorstheatreworkshop.com/scott-acting-conservatory/

Tuition Price: $750 (Special Online Price! Originally $800)
Term Start: 9/21/21-12/14/21 (OFF: 10/12, 12/6)

Virtual Acting Technique I and II- New Tuesday 10 Session Summer Term

** To attend, you must apply at https://www.actorstheatreworkshop.com/scott-acting-conservatory/, be interviewed and accepted. TUITION is $750. **

Do you want to learn how to express your talent on stage with confidence? The Actors Theatre Workshop invites you to be part of an immersive online acting class, which will equip you with the required techniques to shine on stage and give complex, illuminating performances.

Mr. Scott's mentor and theater legend Stella Adler, with whom he studied and shared a creative relationship spanning over 25 years stated, "Thurman E. Scott is the inheritor of the Stanislavsky legacy and of my legacy. His work advances acting technique for the next generation."

As a teacher, Mr. Scott creates a secure, safe environment that allows students to relax, develop a foundation of truth, make effective and powerful choices, express new ideas, and fulfill their creative potential. Mr. Scott expanded on his mentors’ legacy by developing new techniques to free the instrument, open up the imagination, express ideas, fulfill the demands of the play, and liberate talent.

Mr. Scott will work with students on Technique I and II. He will teach exercises to free your imagination and emotions. These exercises will give you a newfound spontaneous life force which you will use to work on scenes and monologues with an emphasis on finding the action of the material through script analysis, and making powerful and illuminating choices.

In acting we say, “Within the choice lies the talent.” This means that our talent is revealed through making the best of the many choices that are available to us at that particular time of our development. As students who have studied here have often said, studying with Thurman E. Scott was the best choice they made.

Classes will be a hybrid- New Yorkers will attend in person with safety precautions taken, and others will join virtually on Zoom.
Tuesday evenings from 7:30-11:30pm ET. Out-of-state or international applicants are welcome to apply. https://www.actorstheatreworkshop.com/scott-acting-conservatory/

Tuition Price: $750 (Special Online Price! Originally $800)
Term Start: 9/21/21-12/14/21 (OFF: 10/12, 12/6)

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