Brown | Trinity Rep M.F.A. Programs in Acting and Directing


The primary focus in the acting training is in developing technically skilled, versatile actors capable of working in the variety of styles demanded by contemporary theater. 

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Last year, we made the strategic decision to pause admission to the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs in Acting and Directing to allow us identify ways to make improvements and move forward with the strongest possible programs. As this process proceeds, we will extend the pause to admissions in these programs. We will not be accepting application in the fall of 2024 for admission to the 2025 - 2026 academic year. Please check this site in fall 2025 for updated information regarding that year's admission process. 



The M.F.A Acting Program is dedicated to training total theater artists who will possess the technical skill, creative imagination, and intellectual bravery to be leaders in the profession and the field. We offer a unique focus on cross-disciplinary study and collaboration; in addition to acting, physical theater, and voice, our actors study playwriting, directing, and dramaturgy.  Rigorous classroom training and extensive performance experience provide a course of study that combines the best aspects of conservatory training with the practical experience of a three-year relationship with a professional theater.

By the end of three years, Acting students will be in confident control of their physical and vocal instruments, be experienced in a wide variety of theatrical styles, and possess a strong philosophical and experiential understanding of the practice of theater.  They will graduate with extensive production experience in Brown/ Trinity Rep productions and with the Resident Company at Trinity Rep.

Intelligent, active collaborators

We are interested in training actors who can be intelligent, active collaborators- actors who are responsible as well as responsive. We are seeking students who share our belief that the purpose of theater is to tell stories that uplift and acknowledge the inherent multiplicity of the human experience, and are dedicated to providing them with the means to form their own individual technique — a working method based upon technical skill, intellectual curiosity, and personal artistic vision.