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.



More than $100,000 donated to the Lawrence Emergency Fund - Fundraising efforts continue to help those affected by the Merrimack Valley fires
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                    **** CALL TO ALL WRITERS - TASN Short Play Festival 2019 ****
    The Actors Studio of Newburyport, MA is dedicated to new play development and will be holding its second annual Short Play Festival for two weekends, and six performances, in October, 2019.
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019 (or until 300 submissions have been received).
Limit: One play per playwright
Length: 5-15 minutes.
Selection Deadline: June, 2019.
Production Dates: October, 2019.
For more details, see: play development or download here
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WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON

January 21, Monday's 7pm - Scene Study Classes commence
         Signup deadline: Actors must be signed up for the class by January 14, 2019.

January 24, Thursday 7pm - Improv Comedy Class
January 28, Monday 3pm-5pm - Daytime Improv Class
January 28, Monday 6:30pm - Writers & Actors INK
February 2, Saturday 7pm - Justin Laing with Southbound Outlaws
February 9, Saturday 7pm - Full Moon Story Slam, theme: Open Mic
February 14, Thurs 7pm, Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm - The Elephant in the Garden,
         directed by Anna Smulowitz

February 19, Tuesday's 7pm - Ten-Minue Play Writing Class commences
February 25, Monday 6:30pm - Writers & Actors INK
March 1, Friday 8pm - Scene Study Class - Performance
March 1 - Submissions deadline for TASN Short Play Festival 2019

********************* Women's HERStory Month *********************
          ************** Be sure to check the location of each event ***************
March 1, Friday 6pm - Captains, Wives and Daughters at Custom House Museum, Members only
March 2, Saturday 8pm - Classic Women, Theatre In The Open (TITO)
          at The Firehouse Center for the Arts

March 3, Sunday 3pm - Captains, Wives and Daughters at The Actors Studio of Newburyport
March 8, Friday 6pm - Mothers & Daughters In Business at Top Knots
March 9, Saturday 8pm - Classic Women, Theatre In The Open (TITO)
          at The Actors Studio of Newburyport

March 10, Sunday 4pm - The Dance Place at The Dance Place in The Tannery
March 15, Friday 8pm - Vintage Radio Hour at The Actors Studio of Newburyport
March 16-17, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm - I Am Zelda at The Actors Studio of Newburyport

March - Women's HERStory Month - stay tuned for additional events & details

********************* Women's HERStory Month *********************

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

Be a part of our future!     Thank you for making possible our 2018 BONS (Best of North Shore) Editors' Choice 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 2018 Annual Appeal.
      View Full 2018 Appeal Letter here
Please click here on TASN donations via Paypal or mail your check to:
    The Actors Studio of Newburyport, The Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St., Newburyport, MA 01950