Actors Workshop at Detroit Rep 


For Immediate Release
Now through February 5, 2022
Media Contact:
Leah Smith
Artistic Director
(313) 868-1347
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Return of the Detroit Rep Actors Workshop

Legendary program is open to anyone interested in creative exploration, regardless of experience
Michigan's longest running, nonprofit, professional (union) theatre is excited to announce the return of the live, in-person Actors Workshop. This 46-year-old program provides professional acting instruction to people who wish to explore their creativity, explore stepping into someone else's shoes, improve their ability to express themselves and feel more confident in that expression. 

The Actors Workshop is open to fully vaccinated adults over the age of 18. Proof of vaccination in the form of CDC approved documentation must be provided and all will be required to be properly masked during classes unless they are actively performing. Students at all levels of experience are encouraged to take the Workshop. No prior acting experience or training is required.

The Actors Workshop is a ten-week course. The classes will be held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning February 5 at Trinity Community Presbyterian Church in Detroit and will culminate in a Showcase demonstration on the stage of the historic Detroit Repertory Theatre on Monday, April 4.

The instructors are professional, union (Actors' Equity Association) actors and directors. Students will take classes in Principles of Acting, Voice and Diction, and Scene Study.

The Actors Workshop has enriched the lives of thousands over the decades, helped many with careers in theatre, but more often it has simply given quality of life that comes from creative expression. Nearly every single student who has taken it in the past has said it has helped them in their personal lives - their communication skills increase and they better understand their family members, neighbors, friends.

The cost of the ten-week workshop is $200.00 per student. However, if a student is able to demonstrate limited financial resources, scholarships up to the full cost of the workshop will be awarded, based on financial need. Income verification documents, such as payroll stubs and/or income tax forms, will need to be presented for review and determination of need.

Limited slots are available. First come, first served. Students must register in advance on the Detroit Repertory Theatre website at, or email

The Detroit Repertory Theatre is able to offer this Actors Workshop at this low cost thanks in part to support from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the support of loyal patrons of the Detroit Repertory Theatre.
Detroit Repertory Theatre
The first professional (Union), nonprofit theatre 
in the State of Michigan, 
the Detroit Repertory Theatre's mission 
is guided by the belief that the sense of community 
is stronger than the forces that splinter and 
that efforts to preserve unity deserve the same 
attention and support 
as the justly cultivated efforts to retain diversity. 
The implicit goal in all the theatre's efforts is 
to produce the best possible professional theatre while 
fostering cultural democratization of the arts, 
and fighting, by example, 
the disturbing level of racism that still exists. 

Detroit Repertory Theatre is located 
in the geographical heart of the city at 
13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit, MI 48238 
Parking is Attended, Lighted, Fenced-In and Free. 
(313) 868-1347