Acting For Young People

Acting and Theater classes at the Academy

Acting and Theater Classes
Ages 5 – Adults

Spring 2020 Schedule Coming in November!


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 include 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.


Spring 2020 Classes


School Holiday Workshop
Ages 5-14
9 am–3 pm
Monday, Jan. 27, 2020
Tuesday, Jan. 28 OR Mar. 3, 2020


Acting class for teensSpring Break Camp
Ages 5-14
Monday–Friday | 9 am-3 pm
Apr. 6-10, 2020
Coming Soon!

College Audition Workshop Fall 2019 Ages 15-20 musical, monologues, interviewsAudition Techniques Workshop
Ages 14-20
Wednesdays, 6:30–8 pm
Feb. 5–Mar. 11, 2020
Coming Soon!

Adult Acting Workshop Fall 2019Acting Workshop for Adults
Ages 18+
Wednesdays, 6:30–8 pm
Oct. 16–Nov. 20, 2019
Coming Soon!





Fall 2019 Classes


Student Holiday Workshop
Ages 5-14
9 am–3 pm
Monday, Nov. 4, 2019
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019


Mini Actors’ Showcase
Ages 5-6
Saturdays, 9-10:30 am
Sept. 7-Nov. 23, 2019



Young Actors’ Showcase
Ages 7-8
Saturdays, 9-10:30 am
Sept. 7-Nov. 23, 2019

Adult Acting Workshop Fall 2019Acting Workshop for Adults
Ages 18+
Wednesdays, 6:30–8 pm
Oct. 16–Nov. 20, 2019



Musical Showcase
Ages 9-15
Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm
OR 1:30-5 p.m.
Sept. 7-Nov. 23, 2019


Advanced Actors’ Showcase
Ages 12-18
Saturdays, 1:30-5 pm
Sept. 7-Nov. 23, 2019





Summer 2019 Programs

Students rehearsing at acting campWeekly Acting Camps
Ages 5-18 (divided into age groups)
June 24-July 26, 2019 (weekly)
Exciting drama camps with a new theme each week

Acting students performing in a summer playAdvanced Actors Showcase
Ages 12-18
July 29-August 2, 2019 + shows
Perform in an original play production

Students performing in the summer musicalSummer Musical Showcase
Ages 7-18
June 17-21, 2019 + shows
Musical theater production with acting, singing & dancing

Technical theater summer camp studentsTechnical Theater Bootcamp
Ages 15+
July 15-19, 2019
Learn about behind-the-scenes stage production
Students rehearsing in musical theater summer campMusical Theater Vocal Bootcamp
Ages 7-11 and 12-18
July 29-August 2 OR July 8-12, 2019
Singing and stage skills intensive for singers/ actors

After Care
Ages 5-18
June 17-August 9, 2019 (weekly)
Add this if you need a little extra time for afternoon pick-up





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”