Acting For Young People

Acting and Theater classes at the Academy

Acting and Theater Classes
for Kids, Teens and Adults

Acting for Young People (AFYP), the Academy Theater program, provides professional-level training in a supportive and fun environment that empowers actors of all ages with lifelong skills valuable both on stage and off. We create and present plays that harness the power of theater to engage and educate young minds on vital issues.  AFYP programs impart life skills, raise awareness, build confidence, encourage creative thinking, build character and above all, nurture an appreciation for live theater in young audiences.

Programs includes summer camps, showcase productions, workshops, and adult classes.  Our faculty is made up of working professionals in the industry: actors, directors and teaching artists who are constantly honing their skills through their creative endeavors and bringing those skills back to share with our students.  Learn exciting acting and musical theater skills – and explore improv and stage movement – in these challenging, impactful and fun acting classes and theater showcases. Mason Community Arts Academy in Fairfax, VA offers the perfect blend of university-quality acting teachers and a supportive environment with other community members.


Fall 2019 Classes

Mini Actors’ Showcase
Ages 5-6
Saturdays, 9-10:30 a.m.
September 7-November 23
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Young Actors’ Showcase
Ages 7-8
Saturdays, 9-10:30 a.m.
September 7-November 23
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Musical Showcase
Ages 9-15
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
OR 1:30-5 p.m.
September 7-November 23
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Advanced Actors’ Showcase
Ages 12-18
Saturdays, 1:30-5 p.m.
September 7-November 23
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AFYP Summer_Programs

Summer Programs
Ages 5 – 18 years
Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm
Starting in June, July & Aug.
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ScreenwritingImageCreative Writing
for Stage & Screen

Ages 13-18
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afyp spring break

Spring Break Camp
Grades K-6
Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm

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Students in theater workshopSchool Holiday Workshops
Ages 5 – 14 years
Throughout School Year
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adult actingAdult Acting Workshop
Ages 18+

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Thanks to our students and their families, AFYP has received several awards including…

“BEST Children’s Theater/Education” in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2009, and 2006
“BEST Day Camp” winner 2017 & 2015, finalist since 2002
“BEST Camp Counselor” in 2015
“BEST Kid’s Party Entertainer” in 2016, 2015
“BEST Party Service” in 2016
“BEST Family Friendly Company” in 2012, 2013
“BEST Arts Program” finalist in 2016



“2012 Best Performing Arts Company (Northern Virginia) Virginia Living Magazine”

2016, 2017 Top 3 “Best Day Camp (Northern Virginia) Virginia Living Magazine”




“2013 Totally Awesome Award for Best Dance & Theater classes”