The next session of the Professional Training Program begins Fall 2017.

Application Requirements

step 1. online application

step 2. email

  • CV outlining details of your artistic experience 
  • Letter of motivation telling why you want to pursue an education at The School
  • Two letters of recommendation from a former teacher, director, workshop leader or colleague 
  • Recent Photo
  • Photocopy of valid ID


We will contact you to schedule your one-on-one in person, or Skype, interview with Paola Coletto. 

The School for Theatre Creators is a privately-run, independent school that accepts 15-20 students per year. Resident faculty and visiting instructors teach a wide range of classes, providing a uniquely comprehensive training. Because of the small class size, intensive training and rigorous daily schedule, students form a close-knit community. Students prepare selected original work created in the program to present at public performances hosted by The School in Los Angeles. Graduates of the training program are awarded an associate certificate. This is a transformative course, designed for writers, actors, comedians and other performers who want to explore, experiment, take risks, push themselves and dedicate themselves to making great work. Now Enrolling for 2017-2018.

Summer 2017 Study Abroad: Theatre Mask in Italy

June 17 - July 8, 2017

Apply today. 

Open to: theatre teachers, directors, playwrights, designers, choreographers, musicians with professional experience in their field, and anyone else interested in expanding their creative tools or wishing to further their knowledge with masks and physical theater. 

Find out more about this year's study abroad program.


Mask work is a powerful pedagogical training tool for the theatre artists. The practice instills a strong emotional awareness and renewed body alertness to create a complete foundational training for all performers. 
Leaving familiar environments to explore the world outside enhances creativity and inspires new ways to be in conversation with the world as artists and human beings. 
Now enrolling for Summer 2017.