The Actors Theatre Workshop

The Scott Acting Conservatory at The Actors Theatre Workshop
Ten Session Intensive Acting Class Application

Application Process

The application process for The Master Class Acting Training Program includes completion of the application, reference checking and interviews.

Prior to completing the application we ask that you take some time to read two essays by Thurman E. Scott, the Artistic Director and Founder of the Actors Theatre Workshop and Mr. Scott's professional biography. The essays will provide you with a greater understanding of the creative foundation upon which ATW was built. Mr. Scott's biography will help place the curriculum and what you will learn in the class into a broader theatre context. These essays and their links can be found on our website:
Essay Questions:
The essay questions in this application were designed to illuminate situations that unfold in the process of creation. Within creative process, individuals open themselves to the uniqueness that exists within all human beings. Creative process illuminates your individual gifts and integrates them into every day expression. This helps you give to the world, and extend your own uniqueness.

Application Submission Details

Please complete the requested contact information, provide two references, and answer the questions below. The application may be submitted online, emailed, submitted by fax to 212-947-0642, or mailed to:

The Actors Theatre Workshop
145 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Attn: Master Class

If you fax or mail your application, please include your resume. If you are emailing the application or submitting it online, we have provided space for you to include it electronically.

If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of your application within two days of submission, please contact us at, or call us at (212) 947-1386 x 0. After reviewing your application and contacting your references, we will contact you to schedule an interview.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Contact Information

Title: First Name: Middle Initial:
Last Name: Suffix:
Address: City: State:
Zip: Country:
Address while at ATW:(If different than above): City: State:
Zip: Country:
Home Phone Number: Cell Phone Number:
NY Area Phone Number: Fax Phone Number: Email*:
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* Please note that we have encountered problems sending information to Hotmail and AOL accounts, if you have an account with one of these internet providers please add our email address: to your address book in order to ensure that you receive emails from us.

Emergency Contact Information:

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Please list two references we may contact; at least one should be professional supervisor from a current or former job, internship or volunteer position. For recent graduates and applicants attending school, in the third column please include the name and contact information of your Academic Advisor/Professor as a reference.

Name: Name: Name:
Relationship: Relationship: Relationship:
Title: Title: Title:
Company Name: Company Name: Company Name:
Phone Number: Phone Number: Phone Number:
Email: Email: Email:

Are you a US Citizen? If not, what country(s) are you a citizen and what is your legal status in the US?

As an International applicant you must secure a DS-2019 form from the Visa Sponsor Organization. You need the DS-2019 form in order to get a J1 visa with the US Embassy. You must understand that you will not receive final approval for your traineeship from ATW until you have completed the following steps:

1. Acquired the DS-2019 form from the Visa Sponsor Organization
2. Acquired a J-1 Visa from the Embassy
3. Acquired housing in the New York area and provided us with a NY address

Have you ever been convicted of a crime or do you have any outstanding convictions?If so, please explain below.

How did you hear about us?

Please be as detailed as possible below, as it will greatly assist in our outreach efforts. For instance, if this was through the Internet, please list the web site and search engine below. Did someone personally refer you to us? If so, who?

In preparation for the interview, and so we may begin to get to know you, please answer the following questions. These questions are meant to challenge you creatively and to address some of the issues that unfold throughout the creative process.

1.Please describe your professional background and current responsibilities.

2. What are your central accomplishments as a professional and as a person?

3.Are you prepared to open up to new discoveries and possibilities about yourself and the world? Are you ready to give yourself time to develop these possibilities and to commit to a process of learning?

4.What long - term process have you previously been committed to outside of your professional responsibilities? Are you committed to yourself as a human being?

5.What is your ideal in life? What do you want to accomplish?

6.What quality in yourself do you want to develop, and are you willing to go beyond what you perceive as your limitations?


Please attach a current ACTING resume if available.

Please submit a professional headshot or clear digital photo of yourself(must be 200MB or under):

The Actors Theatre Workshop, Inc.
145 West 28th Street, 3F, New York, NY 10001
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