Circle in the Square Theatre School

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Circle in the Square Theatre School is a non-profit, tax exempt drama school associated with the Circle in the Square Theatre and as such is the only accredited school attached to a Broadway theatre.[1]

It offers two two-year programs: a Professional Acting Workshop, and a Professional Musical Theatre Workshop. The musical theatre program is unique in that is identical to the acting program, except for some additional musical classes.

Theodore Mann started the school in 1961 with 15 students in a Greenwich Village venue on Bleecker Street when Circle in the Square Theatre was an Off-Broadway venue. In 1971, it moved to current location in the Paramount Plaza. Its student body is now approximately 200 students.[2] Jacqueline Brookes, the Broadway actress, was a member of the faculty from 1974 until her death in April 2013.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

The school site lists the following alumni.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Circle in the Square Theatre School | History". Circlesquare.org. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Circle in the Square Theatre School | History". Circlesquare.org. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  3. ^ Douglas Martin "Jacqueline Brookes, Actress, Dies at 82", New York Times, 12 May 2013
  4. ^ "Circle in the Square Theatre School | Alumni". Circlesquare.org. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°45′44″N 73°59′04″W / 40.76222°N 73.98444°W / 40.76222; -73.98444