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Playwrights Horizons Theater School

at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Undergraduate Drama Program

Since 1983, the Playwrights Horizons Theater School has provided thousands of theater students with intensive theater training, through a four-year program that emphasizes professional development and interdisciplinary theater training.  The curriculum includes courses in acting, directing, dramaturgy, playwriting, design, musical theater, movement, voice, speech, script analysis, and theater management for over 150 students each year.  

The Playwrights Horizons Theater School offers students an unparalleled opportunity for the cross-fertilization of skills, a commitment to the collaborative nature of theater and a dedication to the principle that each student is a whole artist to be nurtured, challenged and celebrated.

—Helen Cook, Director, Playwrights Horizons Theater School

Third and fourth year students learn the skills of the trade by participating in more than 50 student productions each year, including several original works written and produced by students. Playwrights Horizons’ leadership and staff members also lecture at the School about their work in marketing, development, casting and production management.  Students receive additional instruction and insight from professionals in the theater, film and TV industries, and audition training and portfolio review sessions in their final year help prepare them to enter the professional theater industry.

Playwrights Horizons Theater School students graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University. Graduates of the Theater School have gone on to full-time careers in theater, television, and film. Many students have also pursued graduate studies at prestigious universities around the country.

For more information, visit the Playwrights Horizons Theater School Website!

Photos of (1) Playwrights Horizons Founder, Robert Moss & PHTS students, (2) PHTS students and (3) PHTS students by Helen Cook.