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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. Tuition is due at registration. Spaces are still available.  


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 June 1, 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. (It is possible auditions will remain open until April 1st.)

In-Person Audition

In-person auditions will take place on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at CCM in room 4755 Corbett Center. (Link for Sign-Up Genius). Once these slots fill up, more may be added. When you arrive to CCM on audition day, please check in at the CCM Prep office in room 3860 Corbett Center. All families will need to provide a signed copy of the Audition Waiver.

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