for the

next stage

College audition coaching and educational planning for aspiring theatre majors.

"Be more than ready. Be present in your discipline. Remember your gift. Be grateful for your gift and treat it like a gift. Cherish it, take care of it, and pass it on."







Meet Leayne

Leayne Dempsey is the CEO of Theatre Major. She's an Associate Member of the Independent Educational Consultant Association, international director, actor, acting coach,Maryland state certified teacher and Master Teacher, and proud theatre major. Leayne holds a B.A. in Theatre, B.A. in English, Master's in Education, and Master's in Mental Health Counseling specializing in Expressive Arts Therapy. Leayne's thesis, "Drama Therapy with Active Duty Service Members," has been published and presented at NYU's 2019 Theatre and Health Symposium.


Her coaching and unique process for developing college audition repertoire has helped many students receive full artistic scholarships to some of the world’s top higher education theatre programs. She also has extensive knowledge of dramatic texts that include diverse characters and content.



Get Started Here, by scheduling your first advising session.

What classes should I take in high school? What are the best programs where I can train? How do I find monologues?

 In this 1-hour session, we get to know you as a student and an actor. We will discuss your most immediate burning questions about preparing academically and artistically for pursuing a degree in theatre.


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Our students have been accepted to top colleges and universities, including


University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music

Depaul University

Emerson College 

Universidad Europea (Spain)

The Hartt School / University of Hartford

James Madison University

Marymount Manhattan University

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

University of Miami

NYU Tisch

NYU Steinhardt

Pace University

Point Park University

Rutgers University

Rider University

Syracuse University

Temple University

Towson University


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