Two Week Summer Intensive
The very best of our Two Year Professional Workshop concentrated into two weeks of vigorous training.
Only 24 spots available
First Session: July 10th – 22nd
Potential Second Session: July 24th – August 5th
*Applicants must be a minimum of 15 years old
Selected participants are invited to immerse themselves into our exciting array of courses in the heart of New York City’s Theatre District. Our program is designed to develop the complete theatre artist. Venture into the unknown, discover who you are as an artist, and equip yourself with effective tools to stand out in the professional world. Join the ranks of Summer Alumni (Lady Gaga and Viola Davis, to name a few) who have gone on to change the industry.
Contemporary Scene Study
Musical Theatre Performance
Mask, Stage Combat, Improv
*Final monologues and songs can be professionally filmed/edited for an additional fee
*Classes subject to change
CONTEMPORARY SCENE STUDY – This summer course aims to lay the foundation for an actor’s study of their craft as it relates to contemporary text. Actors will examine and explore a diverse range of contemporary plays and use scenes from them to build up a variety of tools and techniques necessary to the modern performer. Through preparing, rehearsing, performing and evaluating, actors will learn how to mine the text for given circumstances, objectives, action and events and use this work to create characters that undergo change.
CONTEMPORARY & SHAKESPEAREAN MONOLOGUES – These courses are devoted to intensive monologue work. Monologues are studied, presented, critiqued, and re-presented leading to greater facility in the use of contemporary and classical language.
MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Approaching song as an acting piece. Actors work on songs first as monologues and then focus on song structure as a tool for interpretation of musical pieces. Special attention is also paid to using physical techniques to achieve a truthful performance.
THE ACTORS INSTRUMENT (ACTING TECHNIQUE I & II) – A study of kinetic and sensory exercises used to develop the actor’s instrument. The actor will build concentration and range and vividness of expression. Intensive training in relaxation compounded with accessing the actor’s memory through instructed use of the senses will cultivate the actor’s ability to portray various roles and situations.
JAZZ & TAP DANCE
STAGE COMBAT – Basic tumbling and unarmed combat for the working actor. Confidence and the perception of the actor’s self-image are strengthened through various physical exercises. Emphasis is placed on creating convincing images and a routine that can be repeated to create believable scenes that tell a story.
MASK – The utilization of neutral masks to develop freedom of expression in the actor. An emphasis is placed on exploring primal instinct and how it progresses to and is covered by modern behavior.
Actors who exhibit a certain level of mastery in courses offered during the summer may be invited to either of the workshops in the Two-Year Professional Workshops.