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Welcome to the TampaRep Education page.

The artists behind the founding of TampaRep come not only from a professional acting, directing, and design background, but are also teachers who deeply believe in the power of an arts education. TampaRep has a strong history of offering workshops, master classes, and other educational opportunities to the greater Tampa area and beyond.

See below for our current offerings:



with Emilia Sargent

June 12-16, 2023
9:00am – 4:00pm each day
New Tampa Performing Arts Center
Studio 2
8550 Hunters Village Rd.
Tampa, FL 33647

Tuition: $425
For enrollment, $100 deposit is required to reserve a spot.
Class size is limited to 14 students, Age 13-20

Techniques of Acting is for serious young actors who wish to develop acting skills needed to create truthful characters in imaginary circumstances. Actors will deepen their skills and delve thoroughly into character development and text analysis, with emphasis on creating and actively pursuing acting objectives, discovering scenes through character relationships, physical and vocal work, and nurturing emotional truth and availability. This is an excellent prep course for students auditioning for college or advanced high school drama programs. While the course is appropriate for any student who is serious about developing their craft, it is also excellent for students who are working professionally or ready to bridge to professional pursuits. Full week attendance is required. This intensive culminates in a Friday afternoon open classroom.
This is an advanced and fast-paced program. Students in the intensive summer program are expected to individually prepare assigned work on their own prior to the start date and in the evenings during the program.


About the Instructor

Emilia Sargent, Producing Artistic Director/CEO of TampaRep, is an award-winning professional actor, director, singer, and educator with an M.F.A. in Directing and Arts Administration from the University of Idaho and a background in vocal performance from Auburn University and acting at The Atlantic in NYC. A proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, she has appeared on several Tampa Bay stages including TampaRep, American Stage, Jobsite Theater, StageWorks, Gorilla Theatre, Hat Trick Theatre, Straz Center Ferguson and Jaeb, and the Mahaffey. She is best known in Florida for her portrayals of The Pilot in the one woman show, Grounded (Best of the Bay Best Actress and Theatre Tampa Bay Outstanding Lead Actress), Henrietta Leavitt in Silent Sky (TTB Outstanding Lead Actress), and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (Best of the Bay Best Actress). Florida regional favorites include A Doll’s House, Part 2, Heisenberg, A View from the Bridge, Betrayal, I Do! I Do!, The Glass Menagerie, Metamorphoses, A Christmas Story, Boston Marriage, Much Ado About Nothing, and My Fair Lady, among many others. She has directed The Elephant Man, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Copenhagen and The Children’s Hour at TampaRep, as well as numerous theatre education musicals at the Patel Conservatory and Corbett Preparatory School. Her passions for the creation of theatre as well as for training artists in a rigorous, meaningful way and helping them bridge to professional careers are as deep as her love of performance. Her teaching is rooted in Uta Hagen, Practical Aesthetics, Chuck Jones and Edith Skinner, and Viewpoints. She has taught at the Patel Conservatory, TampaRep, Corbett Preparatory School, and the Community School of the Arts, and is nearing completion of her teacher certification in Alba Technique. Her specialized intensives and techniques classes draw students from all over Tampa Bay. A co-founder of TampaRep, Emilia served as Director of Education Programs for TampaRep for nine years. She runs the Emilia Sargent Studio where she teaches voice and acting, coaches professional and college auditions, and serves as a talent scout for agents and managers. Emilia has taught hundreds of students, soared to premier collegiate programs and professional careers which reach to Broadway.