Fiasco currently doesn’t not have any planned Free Training Initiative classes. Please check back later for future offerings.
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Fiasco has a passion for teaching and we believe that every artist should have a place to practice and take risks in order to continue to grow. And we believe this training should be affordable, so we seek to subsidize the cost of our classes and workshops whenever possible.
Fiasco’s Free Training Initiative (FTI) is a three-week classical acting intensive offered completely free of charge to actors in NYC. We offer the Free Training Initiative because although training is necessary for actors’ growth, the high fees of many classes put them out of reach. We feel that theater artists, who have already chosen a career path with little monetary reward, should not have to pay large sums of money to continue to study with their peers and hone their craft. Fiasco strives to provide a safe, creative, rejuvenating experience for actors seeking a sense of community and the chance for artistic growth in NYC.
Each time the FTI is offered we reexamine its structure and scheduling, and we work continually to expand its curriculum. However, past sections of the FTI have met 3-4 times a week, 3 hours per day, on evenings and weekends for a total commitment of 36 hours. It is our intension to create a common and consistent source of training rather than exclusive one, however, at present the 10-12 participants of an FTI class are often selected from well over 100 applicants. We strive to select a diverse group of qualified candidates based upon their thoughtful applications and past experience. At times we have offered a series of free master classes to highly qualified FTI applicants for whom there was not room in the class.
Announcements and application guidelines for upcoming FTI offerings will be made via our newsletter and Facebook.