The Actor's Workshop of Ithaca
Big City Training, Small Town Attention

Welcome TO AWI

Connect. Create.


"There have been interactions in this class that have felt
more authentic than 95% of the rest of my 'real life,'
 and it is terrifying, freeing and exhilarating. 
I am so grateful. I'm actually finding mys

Francesca Decker, MD, MPH and Ithaca native. Today she lives in LA as a working actor. Learn more about Francesca.


VIDEOS: Get a glimpse behind the scenes (left) or hear our students' stories (right).
Either way, you'll learn about AWI's very special community.
(See more videos on our "about" page.)

Take a behind-the-scenes peek at AWI.
2 min/29 sec
Edited by AWI alum and filmmaker Daniel Masciari

We asked the AWI community share their stories with us. Here's what they said...
4 min/29 sec (Don’t miss the final clip at the end!)
Edited by AWI instructors David Kossack and Eliza VanCort


"The Workshop has been a transformative experience for me.
I've met friends I'll have for life and I've learned more than I could've imagined.

As a man of color it's not always easy to find environment where
you feel completely welcome and you are really seen.
AWI is that place for me."

Tyree Cobbins, Alum and FORMER AWI Teaching Assistant