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The Signature Academy

Creating musicals is what Signature does best. The Signature Academy provides community access to the craft of musical theater – including singing, dancing, and acting. There are opportunities for students of all ages and experience levels. Instructors are members of the Signature staff or artistic associates closely tied to our programming.

How To Register

There are now more ways than ever to register for classes:
1. Register online by clicking the button next to the class you’re interested in.
2. Register by phone: 703 820 9771
3. Register by mail or fax: click here and follow the directions

Members of the Actors Center, EMC, or AEA receive a 10% discount. Donors whose gifts to Signature exceed $600 receive a 15% discount.

Registration for Spring classes at the Signature Academy is now open!

Spring Classes

Classes for Teens (ages 13-17)

Different Every Time: Spontaneity in Acting

Saturdays, May 18–June 22 
No Class May 26
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Instructor: David Zobell
Tuition: $200 
Learn to make each time you approach a piece as exciting as the first! Through a variety of techniques involving individual and group exercises, we’ll focus on fundamentals: spontaneity, listening, verbal and non-verbal communication, relaxation, and more. This course for the growing actor will help students avoid falling into habits onstage and give them the confidence necessary to communicate honestly and create a live experience in performance every time. Signature Education Director, David Zobell, teaches this exciting new course.

Special Opportunities

Private Monologue Preparation
Instructor: David Zobell
Tuition: $135
A series of three 60-minute sessions; the serious theatre student will work privately with Signature Education Director, David Zobell to prepare or polish an audition piece. Ages 14 and up. Ongoing; by appointment only. No online enrollment available. To set up an initial appointment, call 571 527 1854.

Signature Seminar: Side by Side with the Creative Team of Signature’s Company
Tuition: $300
Sign up today for a special six part look into Signature Theatre’s 2013 production of Company. This unique opportunity will take you right into the center of this timeless musical examination of marriage, loneliness, and commitment. This production is brought to life under the direction of Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer. For more information about Signature Seminar, click here.
Online registration is currently unavailable for Signature Seminar.