Due to COVID-19 our offices have migrated to tele-work. For questions, please email the Academy at academy@gmu.edu. All private lessons and some classes are now online. Unfortunately, some classes have been canceled. Please check your email for details and updates. We thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay well everyone!


Students reading scripts

New Creative Writing Class for Teens

Posted on 13.01.2017 by Matt Geske

Are you interested in script writing for theater or screenwriting for television and movies? Take o...

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Music Student Recital Group Photo

Winter 2016 Recitals Dec 10 & 11

Posted on 02.12.2016 by Matt Geske

Our exciting Winter 2016 Student Recital & Showcase Weekend is coming up on Saturday, December 1...

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Alaina Talley Stage Photo

Faculty Feature: Alaina Talley

Posted on 04.11.2016 by Matt Geske

Extraordinary staffer Alaina Talley has worked for Acting for Young People as a Teaching Artist sinc...

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Monet Interactive Theater Event

ARTScreen Film Festival in Fairfax

Posted on 28.10.2016 by Matt Geske

The City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts invites you to ARTScreen, a FREE film festival celebrati...

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Kaity Cookson theater program

Faculty Feature: Kaity Cookson

Posted on 21.10.2016 by Matt Geske

Acting/ Theater instructor Kaity Cookson wears many hats at Potomac - from Teaching Artist, to Offic...

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Musical theater, improv, playwriting, shakespeare

Special Acting Day Camps This Fall

Posted on 30.09.2016 by Matt Geske

UPDATE 10/28/16: The October 10th (Columbus Day) Acting Day Camp was a big hit. We have two more day...

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Adults in acting class

Acting Workshop for Adults- aaand ACTION!

Posted on 23.09.2016 by Matt Geske

Local actors, aspiring thespians, and theater "dabblers" alike can enjoy a great opportunity to hone...

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Screenwriting class

Creative Writing for Stage & Screen

Posted on 09.09.2016 by Matt Geske

We are excited to announce the Academy's first Creative Writing class! "Creative Writing for Stage &...

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Musical theater performance on stage

Musical Theater Bootcamp Video

Posted on 29.07.2016 by Matt Geske

This summer's Musical Theater Bootcamp, under the direction of Laura Petravage, was a huge success, ...

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Acting Summer Camp dance rehearsal

Summer Acting Camps Steal The Show

Posted on 13.05.2016 by Matt Geske

Our acting camps for kids and teens is one of our most popular programs, serving around 800 studen...

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