Santa Monica Playhouse Education Conservatory


Serena Dolinsky, Director, Education

Chris DeCarlo, Co-Artistic Director

Evelyn Rudie, Co-Artistic Director

Rachel Galper, Senior Instructor

Adya Mohanty, Senior Instructor

Sarai Jimenez, Senior Instructor

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Class Details

Class size varies. Ages 18 and up. 6- to 8-week sessions. Four sessions a year. Two sessions are performance labs. 8-week online classes for adults, and 6-week sessions for kids. 4-to 17-year old youth theater. Year-round classes after school, weekends, and summer. Private coaching available. Hybrid in-person and on zoom classes that project the actor so the scene can be performed with an in-person classmate. All levels. Auditing not permitted. Acceptance is by interview only. Sessions culminate in the presentation of an original play in front of a live audience.


Young Performers, Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, Physical Theater/Movement, Singing/Musical Theater


All classes are for stage, film, TV, and commercial. Classes teach students to make powerful and immediate choices for auditions and performance. Workshops train actors to conquer their inner critics, overcome fear of competition, and excel in any area of performance.