Make an Impact
|Thirsty? Some people crave klieg lights like a drink of
water in the desert. Others hone their craft behind rehearsal
room doors until its time to disappear into a character onstage.
Everyone's path is different, but theatremakers have one
thing in common: the desire to connect. Starting with your
scenepartner, you can affect your audience, your community
and the greater world. Live theatre and the craft of acting
reaches people where they live.
Since 1985, Portland Actors Conservatory has provided comprehensive actor training
taught by professional theatre practitioners in a creative and supportive environment.
Our home is one of the most liveable cities in the United States, with a thriving
and nurturing arts scene.
We offer a variety of programs and classes for adults and children:
• Two Year Conservatory Program
• Studio Program for Adults
• Summer On Stage for young
You know those people who always wanted to run off and join
the circus, but didn’t? Life has enough regret-traps
built in. If you’re always going to wonder about acting
school, then you’ve got your answer right there. Don’t
keep your passion waiting in the wings.
Welcome From Artistic Director
Welcome to Portland Actors Conservatory, where we celebrate
the process of discovering the actor in every person and the
artist in every actor.
By becoming a serious
student of acting, you are choosing a life in the
living arts that will thrill, challenge and possibly
even frighten you. At the Portland Actors Conservatory,
we surround you with mentors who will inspire you
to rely on your impulses; challenge you to open your
mind, heart and inner spirit; and explore with you
what it means to be human.
Together we will take a journey
that will give you the tools you need to excel as a
professional actor. You will learn theory but more
importantly, you will learn to transform theory into
practice. This is the heart of all great actor training.