- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Day, Residential, Online
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: June, July, August
- Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
- Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Performing & Visual Arts
- Sub-Categories: Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre Arts, Acting
- Selective: No
- Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
- Credit Awarded: No
Our summer acting intensives offer exciting, specialized acting training in a condensed one week environment. Choose one week or several! Each week has a specific focus: Acting Foundation, Tools and Technique or On-Camera Acting Process and Auditioning Skills.
Foundations of Acting
This intensive is designed to provide students with the building blocks, or "foundation" necessary for truthful, creative, and spontaneous, 'moment to moment' acting. Designed for the beginning or intermediate level actor looking to improve skills and find an organic way to work. Through a series of exercises deeply rooted in the teachings of Sanford Meisner, cold readings, and scene work, the instructor will teach actors how to "live truthfully under imaginary circumstances." We will incorporate movement, voice and improvisation to fine tune the actor’s instrument.
On Camera Acting & Audition Intensive
This acting intensive is best suited for students who wish to be stretched and challenged while fine tuning their Film or Television Acting and Auditioning Skills. In this film acting class students are encouraged to go beyond their immediate experiences to find the character conceived by the writer. Students are directed to take risks and make unique or difficult choices. Through various exercises, research, observations and rehearsals, students differentiate aspects of character, status, appearance, background, speech, life experiences and more. Students are encouraged to dig deeper and find the ‘hooks’ or links that help them identify with the roles they play. Students portray roles from our extensive film/TV library and all participants should plan to reserve evening time to prepare and memorize assigned material. All classroom scenes are reviewed for discussion and individualized help during critiques. Class discussion defines particular themes and audition problems inherent in a variety of on-camera material — feature or independent films, episodic television series, situation comedy, TV pilots, etc.
Register for both intensives and benefit from the varied focus. Or take all offered weeks for the utmost experience and growth. A discount is offered for taking two or more weeks.
Awesome program!!! probably the highlight of my summer really. Probably my best learning experience I have met some of the most coolest people and teachers there. I recommend it to everyone.
Awesome! Best use of my summer ever. Not only did I improve on my acting abilities, but I was also shocked by the amount of people who you get attached so much to. Great program. Everyone should do it!
excellent training ,excellent professional teaching staff..loved it!!