Acting has given Theatre Director Willie Teacher wonderful learning experiences, and the chance to perform in great works by William Shakespeare, Suzan Lori-Parks and Melvin
Van Peebles. Professional Theater credits include Hamlet, Macbeth, Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Funnyhouse of a Negro, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Topdog/Underdog.
Television & Film credits include Spike Lee’s He Got Game, HBO’s OZ, Invincible starring Mark Wahlberg and the HBO original film Life Support starring Queen Latifah. Mr.Teacher shares his passion for acting with the students of HSA.

HSA’s Theatre Department utilizes a traditional arts conservatory approach to prepare students for the demands of professional application, as well as provide a general understanding and appreciation for theatre. The Theatre Department refines and focuses the talent, commitment, and enthusiasm of youth ages 2-18 in a fun, nurturing environment; providing its students with a foundation to express, expand and explore their imaginations. Our HSA Prep Theatre students unite theory with practice by engaging in high-profile performance opportunities, including fully staged productions, auditions, and community events. Students and alumni of the department have been cast as principals in
Broadway’s The Lion King and American Idiot, as well as popular television shows, films and commercials. Graduates of the department are prepared to attend leading theatre
programs at top universities. The department is led by world-renowned teaching artists, who are also actors, directors, singers, performing artists and poets — all currently active in their respective fields of performance.

Courses for Children, Teens & Adults
Click to view our 2013-14 Course Catalog

Spring 2014 Course Schedule (COMING SOON)

For questions regarding the program contact:
Willie Teacher, Theater Program Director
212.926.4100 x336


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.