Il Bastardo da Vinci
Book and Lyrics by Camille Garro
Composed by Dan Connors

Sept 23-25 & Sept 30, Oct 1-2
Friday’s 8:00pm Saturday’s 1:00 pm & 8:00 pm;
Sunday’s 1:00 pm
at The Firehouse Center for the Arts
for details          to book


Moonglow by Jack Neary

October 6-9 – Thurs-Sat 7:30pm Sun 2:30pm
at The Firehouse Center for the Arts
for details          to book

5th Annual Short Play Festival:
A Celebration of Short

Fri, Sat  Oct 14, 15 – 7:30pm
Sun  Oct 16 – 3:00pm
Fri, Sat  Oct 21, 22 – 7:30pm
Sun  Oct 23 – 3:00pm
at The Actors Studio – Amesbury
for details       to book


Improv Class Performance

Tuesday October 18 8:00pm
at The Actors Studio – Amesbury
for details   


Witch Play, Is It?

Friday, Saturday October 28, 29 7:00pm
at The Actors Studio – Amesbury
for details       to book


A  Paper Orchestra, a one-man play

Nov 12, 13  Sat 8:00pm Sun  3:00pm
at The Actors Studio – Amesbury
for details          to book

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Plum Island residents Nadiia and Jarred Sadowski have family in the Ukraine and recently started Nova Kakhovka’ for Life which has been raising money and sending it directly to volunteers in Nova Kakhovka’, a Ukrainian city hard hit by the invasion. Click here to learn more or click on the above image to go directly to the Nova Kahovka for Life homepage.



Next up:


Classes currently meeting:


Charlie Van Eman’s Eve Improv Classes

Classes: Tuesday’s 7pm, 9/13 – 10/11
Performance: Saturday 10/18  Time: 8:00pm
for more details and how to register & pay


Cold Reading ClassesLIVE

Wednesday evenings and Friday mornings

for more details


Acting Out’s Summer Classes

July-August, 2022 – FULL


learn about our full selection classes

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 Kimm Wilkinson at Kimm@newburyportacting.org.


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.

There are many ways to  participate at The Studio. If you are too busy to volunteer, take classes, or perform, an important and meaningful option is financial support for our new expanded facility.

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.