Young Actors offers a chance for your child to hone their film acting skills with YAT's Film and TV program.
Students learn the basics of film acting, including acting for the camera and audition techniques. Class film projects posted on our YouTube channel (@YATtallahassee).
Students also participate in question/answer and critique sessions with show business professionals, including YAT alumni who are working in the Film and Television Industry. *See bottom of the page for a listing of YAT alumni who consult with the program
Screen Acting and Film Production – Students in 6th grade and up Thursdays, 5:45pm – 6:45-pm This class is perfect for students looking to learn techniques in Screen Acting, Creating Special FX, Camera Operation, Green Screen FX, Screenwriting, and more. Designed to build confidence and take your student from stage to screen, we will have fun producing multiple dramatic and comedic short films during the semester.
Film and TV Production – Students in 6th grade and up Tuesdays (Sold Out), 6:45pm – 7:45-pm Students will work together to create several original film projects as part of this course. They will write scripts, act, direct, run the camera, and more. Students must have already taken YAT film class(es) or have Director permission to enroll.
Registration Fee/Tuition: $50 Registration Fee Current YAT students Non-YAT students $199/semester $250/semester
“In my speech I was able to thank Young Actors Theater in Tallahassee, Florida, a theater I grew up in that made a big difference in my life. To be able to thank them publicly was on my bucket list. High school and middle school are tough years and they’re filled with a lot of insecurity and craziness, and that theater was a real safe place for me. It allowed me to explore, to be ridiculous, to act on stage, kind of figure out what I love to do, with a group of people that allowed me to be who I am and not judge me.” – Tony Hale (“Christianity Today”)
Young Actors Theatre has served tens of thousands of students since it was founded in 1975 by Executive Producer, Cristina F. Williams.
Alumni working professionally in the film & television industry include:
Actor, Tony Hale (Arrested Development, Veep)
Director/Actor, Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Suburgatory)
Actor, Allison Miller (A Million Little Things,Terra Nova, Go On)
Jon Brockett (Assistant Producer, Screen Actors Guild Awards)