West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts is a community-wide acting and musical theater school. Our teachers are experienced professional actors and provide a high-caliber performing arts education to students of all ages and abilities from Chester County, Delaware County, Wilmington and Philadelphia.

Students gain confidence and are encouraged to take risks in a fun, nurturing and safe environment. At the Studio self-discovery through the Meisner Technique is a critical component in the development of quality acting skills. Each student develops and recognizes the importance of his or her own voice.

Fall 2015 Class Registration open!

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New This Fall!

Introducing the Professional Youth Program at WCStudio

Are you considering the world of acting as a career?  Do you want to feel fully prepared and confident for professional and/or college auditions?

West Chester Studio will launch our Professional Youth Program in the Fall of 2015 and will invite 12 talented students to participate.  These talented actors will study with Union Professional Actor/Directors: Therese Walden Murphy, Kristin McLaughlin Mitchell, Tom Wang and Heidi Karpa.

Sign up TODAY to Audition, email Therese at therese@westchesterstudio.com

Auditions will be held to: Sept 1,2,3 from 4:30-6:00 pm.  Interested actors please prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue.  To register for an audition please email Therese at: therese@westchesterstudio.com

Become an Inaugural Member

To join us as an inaugural member of the very first session, if accepted, you will have an exclusive opportunity to work with us as we refine and enhance to perfectly suit the needs and dreams of young professional actors.  The program is designed to give young actors (grades 5-12) the critical skills, knowledge and experience to succeed in the acting profession.

Additional Member Benefits

CASTING OPTIONS: All Professional Youth Program performers will have first casting options in WCStudio Spring Shows as well as the option to compete in the Access Broadway competition in April (related costs coming soon).

DISCOUNTS: PYP Performers will have the opportunity to add additional Saturday classes at a discounted rate.  Sunday Industry Workshops are included in the cost of the Monday night class.

Fall Classes Registration will begin Soon!

Private Coaching is available with Therese Walden Murphy

Email or call to set up a time to work on your monologues, songs and auditions.

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