Summer Institute : Theater : Curriculum
Acting, Musical Theater + Production
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You will have hands-on opportunities in all areas of interest, with the oversight and guidnace of professionals – mentoring and teaching throughout your experience.
– Acting: Dramatic + Comedic, Improvisation, Movement, Interpretation, Stage Combat
– Musical Theater: Lead + Chorus, Book, Dance, Voice
– Prodcution: Direction + Stage Management, Scenic + Lighting Design, Costume Design + Construction
Master Classes in:
– Resume + Portfolio Building
– College Auditions/Applications + Industry Networking
Additional Curricular Activities
– Guest Lectures
– Fields Trips
– Final Performance
The First Two Days
Students interested in acting and musical theater will audition for the final productions using provided sides, prepared music and monologues. Designers will have short meetings to present their ideas for designing the production. In addition, students interested in working in technical theater will have meetings with the directors and choreographers to discuss their current abilities and work towards specific production goals of their choosing. Dancers will be given new combinations and auditions.
Mornings will focus on the multidiscipline aspects of the theater. You will learn each of the different aspects including audition technique, theater history, stage movement, improvisation, mime, stage combat, speech + diction and stage craft. Emphasis will be placed on groups working together to make the participants into a company of fellow artists.
You will work throughout the day primarily in the classes and studios that are focused in your area of interest. There will also be a limited elective structure, enabling you to explore other areas of theater as well.
Evening Rehearsal + Crew Call
You will collectively spend your evenings during the first three weeks rehearsing your productions and working on the construction and execution of the sets and costumes.
Please note that production rehearsals are in the evening and commuter students are required to attend evening rehearsals.
The last week of the program will be devoted to the productions and readying for presentation the final weekend.
The program will culminate in a main-stage production as well as several short new works and one-acts designed to showcase the talent ans skills you have developed and honed during the program. The final production is a major part of the Summer Institute experience and gives you real-life experience participating in a production in a professional venue in front of an audience. On the final Saturday of the program, parents and friends are invited to our university theatersand galleries to celebrate your talents and acheivements. Please note that production rehearsals are in the evening and commuter students are required to attend evening rehearsals.
THEATER 2013 SAMPLE SCHEDULE
You will have a unique schedule based on your area of interest. All students are required to attend classes and rehearsals from 9 am - 9 pm Monday through Friday, with scheduled breaks for lunch and dinner. All students are also expected to attend fi eld trips, rehearsals and guest performances on Saturdays. Commuters please take note of mandatory class times and evening rehearsals as you consider your transit schedule.
|9am – 11am||Theater Studio||Voice + Speech (Acting + Musical Theater) or Production Management (Prodcution)||Theater Studio||Voice + Speech (Acting + Musical Theater) or Production Management (Prodcution)||Master Class||-||-|
|11am – 12am||Theater Studio||Acting Seminar (Acting + Musical Theater) or Design Studio (Production)||Theater Studio||Improvisation Seminar (Acting + Musical Theater) or Design Studio (Production)||Master Class||-||-|
|12am – 1pm||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Trip to Theater Production||Optional Field Trip|
|1pm – 2:30pm||Script Analysis||Dramatic + Comedic Interpretation (Acting) or Singing (Musical Theater) or Costume Design + Construction Workshop (Production)||Script Analysis||Dramaturgy (Acting) or Singing (Musical Theater) or Lighting Design (Production)||Master Class or Advising Sessions||Trip to Theater Production||Optional Field Trip|
|2:30pm – 4pm||Movement (Acting + Musical Theater) Stage Management (Production)||Combat (Acting) or Dance (Musical Theater) or Costume Design + Construction Workshop (Production)||Movement (Acting + Musical Theater) or Lighting Design (Production)||Combat(Acting) or Dance (Musical Theater) or Stage Management (Production)||Movement (Acting + Musical Theater)||Trip to Theater Production||Optional Field Trip|
|Rehearsal||Rehearsal||Rehearsal||Guest Lecture or Rehearsal||Rehearsal||Activities with Cas||Activities with Cas|
|10:30pm||Residential Check-in||Residential Check-in||Residential Check-in||Residential Check-in||Residential Check-in||Residential Check-in||Residential Check-in|
|12 midnight||Lights out||Lights out||Lights out||Lights out||Lights out||Lights out||Lights out|