The Actor’s Institute has been canceled for summer 2020.

Eager to experience university-level, professional theatre training?

Then join us online this summer to challenge yourself artistically and collaboratively while learning cutting edge performance techniques such as auditioning, performing and collaborating in a digital landscape through a guided series of Zoom workshops.

Your performance skills will improve and grow through monologue writing and performing, scene and improvisational work and group theatre devising.

You'll explore and practice the tools you need to improve your acting and your professional maturity.

Our acting training will help you prepare for the next step in your work as an emerging practitioner of the fine arts.

Highlights of the week

  • Review Stanislavski-based acting fundamentals
  • Participate in improvisation and monologue workshops
  • Practice movement techniques for the actor
  • Collaborate with peers and faculty in the performing arts
  • Develop skills in scene performance
  • Learn stage management strategies
  • Get helpful tips in our auditioning workshop
  • Present final public performance of rehearsed work

Comprehensive fees include personalized instruction and a SU swag bag mailed to your home prior to the start of the program.



Scholarships are available based on financial need and academic performance. No full-tuition scholarships are available.

A letter from your guidance counselor, indicating your eligibility for free/reduced lunch or other measures of financial need, is required for scholarship consideration.


All registrations must be submitted no later than July 13.

A non-refundable $150 deposit is due at registration. We will send information about paying the balance, which is due Monday, July 6.

The Actor's Institute cultivates your artistry to improve your skills as a performer and build on the personal characteristics that will advance your career, both on stage and off. The institute is operated by Susquehanna University faculty with stellar résumés in the theatre industry and in performing arts education.

Anna Andes, Institute Director

Dr. Andes is associate professor of theatre at Susquehanna University. She is a director and dramaturg who teaches acting, directing and theatre history. Andes specializes in connecting contemporary actors to historical works of drama. She has directed plays and musicals for the College of Charleston and Susquehanna University.

Jeanne Tiehen, Institute Instructor

Dr. Tiehen is assistant professor of theatre at Susquehanna University. She is a director of both musicals and plays and teaches theatre history, directing and acting. Tiehen has a special interest in staging plays about science while also specializing in the vocal and movement training of actors at both beginner and advanced levels.

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