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.