Actors Workshop Announced to Detroit Rep

Michigan’s oldest nonprofit (union) professional theater is thrilled to announce the return of the live, in-person Actors Workshop. This 46-year-old program provides professional acting training for people who want to explore their creativity, explore someone else’s skin, improve their ability to express themselves, and feel more confident in that expression.

The Actors Workshop is open to fully immunized adults over the age of 18. Proof of vaccination in the form of CDC-approved documentation must be provided and all must be properly masked during class unless actively performing. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to attend the workshop. No previous acting experience or training is required.

The Actors Workshop is a ten week course. Classes will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning Feb. 5 at Trinity Community Presbyterian Church in Detroit and ending with a Showcase demonstration on stage at the historic Detroit Repertory Theater on Monday, April 4.

The instructors are professional, unionized (Actors Equity Association) actors and directors. Students will take courses in principles of acting, voice and diction, and scene study.

The Actors Workshop has enriched the lives of thousands of people over the decades, helped many people pursue a career in acting, but more often than not it has simply given a quality of life that comes from creative expression. . Almost all students who have taken it in the past have said that it has helped them in their personal life – their communication skills increase and they understand family members, neighbors and friends better.

The cost for the ten week workshop is $200.00 per student. However, if a student is able to demonstrate limited financial resources, scholarships up to the full cost of the workshop will be awarded, based on financial need. Income verification documents, such as pay stubs and/or income tax forms, will need to be presented for review and determination of need.
Limited slots are available. First come, first served. Students must pre-register on the Detroit Repertory Theater website at, or email [email protected]

The Detroit Repertory Theater is able to offer this acting workshop at this low cost thanks in part to the support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the support of loyal Detroit Repertory Theater patrons.