West Chester Studio @ Uptown!

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center226 N. High StreetWest Chester , PA 19380
Phone: 484-995-2915Email: therese@westchesterstudio.comWebsite: Visit Website Google Map
West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts is a community-wide acting and musical theater training program. Our teachers are experienced professional actors who provide a high-caliber performing arts education to students of all ages and abilities from Chester County, Delaware County, Wilmington and Philadelphia.

Students gain confidence and are encouraged to take risks in a fun, nurturing and safe environment. At the Studio self-discovery through the Meisner Technique is a critical component in the development of quality acting skills.

As each student develops they begin to recognize the importance of his or her own voice.  With their new acting tools performers learn how to put their voice out into the world. Our goal is to help propel the serious actor into the business while nurturing the novice. Our schedule of classes is designed with students academic studies in mind.

Business Review

"I was so impressed with the show I saw performed by WCS students. Young professionals, already bringing their own truths to the stage... I saw acting choices made -- things most kids don't even think about at this age, but rather in college and conservatory training. They seemed to have a deep understanding of the material with their individual monologues and of the work as a whole. I saw confidence on the stage; no one seemed nervous and I got the sense they understood the work was more important than themselves. Performers used their blocking with purpose... All of this is a testament of the training they were receiving. ...Presence, ENERGY, diction, maturity, emotional connection, and in effect, moving the audience by their own truthful performances... What an outstanding opportunity for kids and teens to learn a solid technique for acting where the internal world of the character is expressed -- not with superficial or external tricks."