Free Acting Workshops

The New York Conservatory is extending a special invitation to high school students in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

On Saturday, March 2 we are pleased to offer FREE interactive acting workshops hosted on our campus in Manhattan and led by our professionally working acting faculty. The event is called Saturday Spotlight!

You can choose one of the exciting workshops we’ll be offering:

  • Workshop #1- On-Camera Auditioning
    • Workshop or film a monologue for self-taped college or professional auditions. We’ll work with you to choose your audition piece, help you craft an authentic and memorable performance, and guide you to film your audition. Bring a zip drive to take home your footage.
  • Workshop #2- Theatre Performance for a Live Audience
    • This is a workshop for those who love to move, play, sweat and generate new work! By the end of this workshop, you will feel like a rockstar and we’ll create an entirely original piece of theater.
  • Workshop #3- Musical Theater Song Performance
    • Work with our renowned Musical Theater Faculty on your MT repertoire. Receive coaching on vocal technique, song selection and telling a story through song.
  • Workshop #4- New Media: Film Making and Content Creation
    • This workshop is for multi-hyphenate creator performers who want to create their own digital stories. Work together to conceive, capture and produce an original piece of digital content to be screened on Monday 3/11 at our first annual High School New Media Collaboration Screening!

Each workshop will be 3 hours in length and will give you a glimpse into our professional acting programs.

And, the workshops are FREE! 

Saturday, March 2, 2024 10am to 1pm

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts 
39 W. 19th St. 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011


Once registered, you will receive more details about how you can prepare for your workshop.

We are looking forward to working with you and welcoming you to our campus!

If you have any questions please reach out to the Admissions Office at 212-812-4080 or

Free Entrepreneurship Program

Bossgirls flyer

Bossgirls is a summer entrepreneurship program from the Zahn Innovation Center at The City College of New York (CCNY) for high school (current 9-12th graders) girls and nonbinary students. The program is fully sponsored by Standard Chartered as part of its Futuremakers Initiative. Check out the accomplishments of our 2023 Bossgirls cohort here.

If you’ve ever thought about running your own business, inventing something new, or being part of a movement to create change in the world, Bossgirls is for you! You’ll join a community of other bossgirls like yourself to discover entrepreneurship. You and a team of other bossgirls will focus on a problem, come up with an innovative solution for it, research the market, compare competitors, learn how to price your product & prototype it, and create a brand around your idea. At the end of the program, you’ll pitch your idea to an audience–think Shark Tank without the sharks. All the while, you’ll get to meet  entrepreneurs & get advice from expert mentors from Standard Chartered, our program sponsor.

And just so your parents know… our goal is to introduce entrepreneurship to you as not only a possible career path, but a mindset that advances any course of learning. Our curriculum puts the customer first, introducing you to a human-centered design approach to problem-solving. You’ll learn how to analyze a problem and find a business opportunity within it. Plus, having this on your resume or college application looks great!

The Summer 2024 program will be hosted in-person at The City College of New York (160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031). The schedule is as follows (subject to change):

  • 5 week program
  • Mondays – Thursdays 10:30am-1:30pm
  • First day: Monday, July 1, 2024
  • Last day: Thursday, August 1, 2024

We accept applications on a rolling basis.

Apply by end of day                 Get Notified

January 31, 2024                     Late February

February 29, 2024                    Late March

March 31, 2024                        Late April

The final deadline is March 31, 2024 at the end of day, though we strongly encourage early submissions.

If you have any questions about the application process, you can email

Scholarship Opportunity

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship for Summer Arts Intensives

The AQF Scholarship is an annual competition for high school students that provides funding for the awardees to attend summer intensive arts programs. These scholarships provide an incredible opportunity for talented students from all artistic disciplines to engage in immersion experiences.

This is a competitive awards program. To succeed, applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent, dedication and a strong commitment to personal artistic growth and must be enrolled in high school or officially registered as a home-schooled high school student. Applications are reviewed by a panel of judges, comprised of professional artists and art educators who are independent of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Learn more about the program and apply now.

Global Glimpse

The Global Glimpse program will have a lunchtime event for current PPAS juniors in Room 305 on Wednesday, October 18.

To register requirements include a nomination by a PPAS teacher and/or a Global Glimpse ambassador
(one of the PPAS seniors who attended last year’s program) 

Application help is available in Room 305
during lunch November 1 through 14.

Deadline for submitting
the application is November 14. 

Email Michelle Sale, Humanities teacher,
with any questions

Free Private Piano and Voice Lessons

Learn the basics of proper technique and have fun in this FREE introductory singing/and or piano class at The Point CDC! All lessons are one-on-one and 30-45 minutes long at The Point CDC’c Blackbox Theater. All genres and levels welcome! For students Ages 10-24 and ONLY FOR BRONX RESIDENTS, with priority given to Hunts Point youth.


DR3 Play Auditions

Drama 3 (11th grade) auditions for “Mad Forest” by Caryl Churchill are scheduled for this week: 

Tuesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 13
1:45-5 pm

Please email Mr. Palmer and let him know which audition day is best and then you will receive a 15-minute audition slot.

The deadline to email him was Saturday,
but if you changed your mind or forgot please contact him ASAP.

Call backs:
Thursday, September 14 1:45-5 pm

Please hold Thursday, September 14 in your calendar for callbacks. You need to be available the whole time.

Museum of Broadway

When the front row just isn’t close enough, head on over to THE MUSEUM OF BROADWAY, an immersive theatrical experience devoted to musicals, plays, and the people who make them. Featuring the work of dozens of designers, artists and historians, THE MUSEUM OF BROADWAY highlights groundbreaking moments in Broadway’s history in a series of exhibits that showcase – and show off – dazzling costumes, props, renderings, rare photos, videos, and more. Students get in with a special discount. Get info and tickets.

Summer Youth Employment Program

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the nation’s largest youth employment program, connecting NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer.

Through SYEP, participants can explore different interests and career pathways, develop productive workplace habits, and engage in learning experiences that strengthen their social, civic, and leadership skills.

By participating in structured project and work-based opportunities, NYC youth are better prepared for careers of the future.

See link below to apply and if students need assistance they should email or come see Dr. Davis in the Learning Center.

University Scholarships


For it’s 7th year, the American Theatre Wing is offering scholarships to high school seniors who are historically underrepresented in the theatre industry. Students can apply to study ANY aspect of theatre from stage management to arts administration, performance, design, etc. .

In addition to the $40,000 scholarship, recipients are given exclusive opportunities such as mentorships with. key industry players, participation in free master classes, panels for career advancement, and much more!