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Immersion Acting Workshop

Acting Workshop

June 17 - June 30

Robert Allen, director

The Immersion Acting Workshop is an intensive two-week program where students study movement for the actor, stage combat, the Sanford Meisner technique, practical acting skills, rehearsal process, professional demeanor, audition technique and acting as a career.

Faculty includes CCM Preparatory, CCM faculty plus guest artists and instructors.


Tuition is $900, including a non-refundable deposit of $150. The deposit must be paid by April 1. Tuition payments must be received by May 5.


Students may audition for the Acting Workshop either online or in-person. Priority is given to applications received by the published deadlines.

Online Audition

Online auditions will open January 5, 2018 and close March 9, 2018 ( There is a $25 fee to audition online. Select "CCM Preparatory Department and "Acting Workshop" from the drop down lists to start your application. Please note this will not be active until January 5, 2018.

In-Person Audition

In-person auditions will take place on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 2:30-6:00. (Link for Sign-Up Genius).  

Audition Requirements

All students should prepare the following for their audition

  • In-person auditionees: Headshot OR Get accepted auditionees: Close up shot with slate
  • One-page resume
  • Two (2) contrasting monologues under two (2) minutes in length
  • A completed teacher recommendation form (click to download)

Immersion Housing

Any student attending an Immersion program who is age 14 or older may live on campus at the University of Cincinnati. Housing is available for an additional fee. Click here for full housing details. Dorm check-in is Sunday, June 17, 2018 beginning at 2:00 pm. Check-out is Saturday, June 30, 2018.  


Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30-10:15 a.m. | Movement Class
  • 10:15-11:15 a.m. | Meisner Class
  • 11:-15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Acting - Method
  • 12:15-2:15 p.m. | Lunch & Immersion Class
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m. | Private Lessons
  • 3:15-4:15 p.m. | Acting - Shakespeare
  • 4:15-5:15 p.m. | Special Topics
  • 5:15-6:30 p.m. | Dinner
  • 6:30-8 p.m. | Scene Work


  • 2 p.m., June 30, Cohen Family Studio Theater