Our 50-seat black box theater is host to established plays, new original works, staged readings, film and musical performances.
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The studio hosts a variety of classes & workshops including: cold reading, scene study, character development, voice, monologue, on-camera, improvisation, and musical theater.

We provide a forum for local playwrights to present their work to live audiences for evaluation and feedback throughout the play development process.

July 22, Saturday 2:00pm-5:00pm - Improv Comedy Class
July 22, Saturday 7:00pm - Full Moon Story Slam - theme: Disillusioned
August 4-13, Fri/Sat 8:00pm, Sun 2:00pm - The Imposter Syndrome, A Comedy by Lawrence Hennessy
August 26, Saturday 8:00pm **1 Night Only** - Memoirs of an Arabian Princess
September 15-24, Fri/Sat 8:00pm, Sun 5:00pm - Glass Ceilings, A Playfest of Women's Voices
September 19, Tuesday's 7pm - Improvisation with Charles Van Eman and Sara Fisher - classes commence

                    WHAT ELSE TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2017

        - Thursday Night Story Slams - for developing story telling skills. Three Thursday, no-judging, story slams will be sprinkled throughout 2017
        - Verse Theatre - Peter Fulton brings his performance oriented poetry to life in four presentations throughout the year
        - North Shore Readers Theatre Collaborative - will present five concert style readings of new plays in our ongoing, new play develpment program. Our ninth year! 2nd Saturday, 10am: March, April, May, September and November 2017
        - A collection of new short pays by local playwrights
        - Stage Three Workshop Productions of new original One Act Plays
        - Mainstage production of a well known Comedy
        - Moliere in English, September 2017 - a play or plays by The Master of Farce
        - A collaborative theatrical production with Steven Haley

        - Improvisation with Charles Van Eman and Sara Fisher,
                     2 Summer classes - Thursday July 13, 7pm & Saturday July 22, 2-5pm,
                     6 week course culminating in performances at The Actors Studio!
                            Tuesday's, September 19 - October 24, 7 pm

        - Voice and body development with Deborah Kinghom
        - Scene Study Class with Charles Van Eman
        - So You Want to Sing! class with Allyn Gamble and Martha Peabody
        - Script Analysis with Marc Clopton and Charles Van Eman

Enjoy watching some of our past performances     TASN Past Performances on YouTube

Be a part of our future!     Thank you for making possible our 2014 BONS (Best of North Shore) award for "Best Small Live Venue". As we build on our accomplishments, we look to the future with a great sense of excitement and purpose. We would not be where we are without your generous support. On behalf of myself, and our Board of Directors, I invite you to be a part of our future by contributing to our 2016 Annual Appeal. PayPal .
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    The Actors Studio of Newburyport, The Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St., Newburyport, MA 01950