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 (5)

Virtual Acting Technique I and II Spring Term

The Actors Theatre Workshop

$800.00

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 class, which will equip you with the required techniques to shine on stage and give complex, illuminating performances. The Scott Acting Conservatory is a professional acting conservatory of the Actors Theatre Workshop, founded by award-winning actor, writer and director, Thurman E. Scott. In his conservatory, Mr. Scott teaches an original acting and writing technique to both professional actors and students beginning the journey of developing into theater artists. With this unique approach to the study of drama, Mr. Scott draws upon his vast professional history as an award-winning theater and film artist as well as his studies with the greatest teachers of American theater and the original findings of the great Russian theatrician and founder of the method form of acting, Constantin Stanislavski. At the founding of The Actors Theatre Workshop, Inc., Mr. Scott's mentor and theater legend Stella Adler, with whom he studied with 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. The Spring term, consisting of 10 classes, will be held at the Actors Theatre Workshop on Monday evenings from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm starting on Monday, April 6th. (This Is ongoing class offered in terms.) Visit https://www.actorstheatreworkshop.com/scott-acting-conservatory/master-class-application/ to apply! For a better understanding of Mr. Scott’s Acting Technique and to view video footage from inside our classes, visit: https://www.actorstheatreworkshop.com/scott-acting-conservatory/technique/ and https://www.actorstheatreworkshop.com/videos/ *Our physical theater location is temporarily closed until the coronavirus outbreak passes. Until then, this class will be held virtually over Zoom.

Virtual Acting Technique I and II Spring Term

The Actors Theatre Workshop

$800.00

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 class, which will equip you with the required techniques to shine on stage and give complex, illuminating performances. The Scott Acting Conservatory is a professional acting conservatory of the Actors Theatre Workshop, founded by award-winning actor, writer and director, Thurman E. Scott. In his conservatory, Mr. Scott teaches an original acting and writing technique to both professional actors and students beginning the journey of developing into theater artists. With this unique approach to the study of drama, Mr. Scott draws upon his vast professional history as an award-winning theater and film artist as well as his studies with the greatest teachers of American theater and the original findings of the great Russian theatrician and founder of the method form of acting, Constantin Stanislavski. At the founding of The Actors Theatre Workshop, Inc., Mr. Scott's mentor and theater legend Stella Adler, with whom he studied with 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. The Spring term, consisting of 10 classes, will be held at the Actors Theatre Workshop on Monday evenings from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm starting on Monday, April 6th. (This Is ongoing class offered in terms.) Visit https://www.actorstheatreworkshop.com/scott-acting-conservatory/master-class-application/ to apply! For a better understanding of Mr. Scott’s Acting Technique and to view video footage from inside our classes, visit: https://www.actorstheatreworkshop.com/scott-acting-conservatory/technique/ and https://www.actorstheatreworkshop.com/videos/ *Our physical theater location is temporarily closed until the coronavirus outbreak passes. Until then, this class will be held virtually over Zoom.

Open Mic Night of Theatre, Song, Ideas and Current Events!

The Actors Theatre Workshop

Have a special talent you would like to share? Maybe sing an original song or even fill the room with words from the heart. ATW is hosting Open Mic Night, an event where we all have the chance to express ourselves through music and spoken word. Speak about a cause you believe in. Join a revolution of intelligent passionate people doing real things to make this world a better place. Be a part of a process to express your ideas and insights about the current social issues of the day.

Open Mic Night of Theatre, Song, Ideas and Current Events!

The Actors Theatre Workshop

Have a special talent you would like to share? Maybe sing an original song or even fill the room with words from the heart. ATW is hosting Open Mic Night, an event where we all have the chance to express ourselves through music and spoken word. Speak about a cause you believe in. Join a revolution of intelligent passionate people doing real things to make this world a better place. Be a part of a process to express your ideas and insights about the current social issues of the day.

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Virtual Acting Technique I and II Spring Term

The Actors Theatre Workshop

$800.00

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