HSA Prep Theatre

The HSA Theatre Prep Program is an intensive scholarship acting program to which students are admitted on the basis of an audition/interview and academic performance. This prestigious pre-professional training program is composed of various acting styles, designed to provide students with the variety of tools necessary to prepare them for entry into an institution of higher learning and/or a career in the theatre. The core curriculum is designed to provide our young actors with the building blocks that are necessary to position themselves for success.

Each scholar accepted into the program is given a pre-determined schedule of essential acting courses and exciting electives designed to make them better citizens, better communicators and better actors. Their own strong commitment to the program will prepare them for HSA’s ultimate goal, to ensure that all of our Prep students go on to highly-competitive college and university programs.

To further enable our future leaders to achieve success HSA Prep Theatre Program will include Bridging the Gap a series of workshops and master classes designed to provide mentor opportunities and serve to bridge the gap between our exceptional training program and gaining real world business experience.

Audition Requirements:
  • Two contrasting monologues that have been memorized, with one of the pieces from a work by William Shakespeare (no sonnets), and the other from a contemporary play.

  • Total performance time is not to exceed 3 minutes.

  • The pieces selected, should be close to the applicant’s age range. The monologues that are chosen should enable the applicant to demonstrate their ability to be physically active, and expressive as an actor.

  • Monologues from scene study books will not be accepted. The work must be from a published play.
    Each applicant should be prepared to answer questions about the entire play from which their selections were chosen.

For further Information contact:

Ronald Alexander, HSA Prep Director
212.926.4100 x332



The Registration Office desk will close at 6pm this week, March 13 - 19.

Due to the weather and late announcement from NYC Public Schools that after-school programs are canceled, all HSA group classes and private lessons are now canceled today, February 13, and the administrative office will close at 6PM.

The HSA administrative office will close at 6 PM today.

SPRING 2014 Classes begin Saturday, January 25! There's still time to register!

HSA is open and operating with regular hours today!

Due to the expected severity of today's storm, all classes and private lessons are cancelled for today. The administration office will close close at 5pm today.

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