ETW was created in 1975 at New York University by a group of artists and teachers to develop an actor training curriculum based on innovative approaches to physically based acting. It is ETW’s mission to provide students with an actor training and production program that will prepare them technically, conceptually, and personally to meet the far-ranging demands of contemporary and traditional theatre.
ETW’s training covers a wide range of approaches to acting, dance, self-scripting, and vocal performance. Rather than impose a single aesthetic frame, the ETW curriculum provides students with fundamental performance skills, while helping them discover and shape their own unique artistic visions. Our goal is to facilitate the development of young artists who have the skill, vision, courage, and will–as well as the personal and social consciousness–to create vital new theatre art.