Acting Out’s production:
The Shoemaker and the Elves

Thurs Feb 3, 7:00pm
Sat Feb 5, 10:00am
venue: Peoples United Methodist Church

for more details, here
for booking tickets, here


Acting Out’s production:
Cats: Young Actors Edition

Fri Feb 4, 7:00pm
Sat Feb 5, 2:00pm
Sun Feb 6, 7:00pm
venue: Newburyport City Hall Auditorium

for more details, here
for booking tickets, here



*See Marc’s Holiday Message*



*See Transitions Letter
from Marc*

Updated August 30, 2021



The Actors Studio has
joined the movement to
fight for Freedom,
Liberation and Justice.
Visit our:
Black Lives Matter page

While watching or listening,

please consider making a donation




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New guidelines from our hosts at St. Paul’s, require everyone to wear masks indoors. Thank you for your co-operation.
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We adapted some classes for ZOOM

Next up:

Check out Acting Out’s Winter Classes
Jan 10-Mar 7, 2022

Classes Summary page
Register for Ages 4-6
Register for Ages 7-10

Classes currently meeting:

Cold Reading Classes
LIVE – are BACK!!
Wednesday evenings and Friday mornings

for more details



When we can’t meet in person,
we’re scheduling classes
you can access online.

*See notice from Marc*
Updated July 2021


learn about our full selection classes

Call for Playwrights – Closed

The window for submissions for the 5th Annual Short Play Festival- 2022, is now Closed. We received our submissions limit in 2 days!!  Thank you for all your participation and support. As we progress through multiple readings and eventually the festival performances, we will post updates here.


Please check out our partners


Acting Out Productions


The Performing Project


Newburyport Arts Collective (NAC)





Be a part of the TASN team and gain production experience and/or add your technical and marketing skills to our burgeoning virtual programming. Positions such as box office, usher, running crews, tech, lighting and stage management will be on hold until we are performing live again. For more information contact Judy Mouradian at jmouradian@hotmail.com.


BONS Award 2021

I am so pleased to announce that The Studio has been awarded North of Boston Magazine’s BONS Award for 2021. We won both the Readers’ Choice and Editors’ Choice for Best small live/virtual venue for the whole North Shore. I congratulate all of our teachers, directors, writers, actors, and project producers. You all adapted brilliantly to the circumstances and challenges of the past 18 months, bringing a continuous flow of great material to our audiences.  This honor is yours!

Marc Clopton
Executive Director

Be Part of our Future.

On behalf of myself, and our Board of Directors, I invite you to be a part of our future by contributing to our 2020 Annual Appeal. It’s not too late! 

Founded in 1991, the Actors Studio of Newburyport is a 501©(3) theater, which serves as a vital cultural resource for the community: to inspire, enrich and engage audiences and to develop both the art form and the individual.

Performance Venue

Our 50-seat black box theater is host to established plays, new original works, staged readings, film and musical performances.
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Friendly Learning Environment

The studio hosts a variety of classes & workshops including: cold reading, scene study, character development, voice, monologue, on-camera, improvisation, and musical theater.

New Works

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