Summer Theatre at Alfred University provides a great opportunity for students to create, experience, and develop perspectives and skills in theater through full group sessions and with a good deal of individual attention.
AU’s Theatre Institute for High School Students: Summer Theatre at AU provides a great opportunity for campers to create, experience, and develop perspectives and skills through full group sessions and with a good deal of individual attention and training from our distinguished faculty. Campers work on improving skills and developing new levels of expertise in two or three areas of performance and/or technical theatre. There is range, choice and growth for everyone. Morning sessions will focus on actor training, including improvisation, text analysis, character development, staging, voice production and movement for actors. Afternoons are devoted to design and technical theatre with sessions in stage managing, scenery, costume and lighting. Other afternoon sessions provide experience in voice and voice development. Voice training sessions early in the institute lead to options for more sessions in voice for the stage, including some preparation for musical theatre. In the late afternoons campers choose particular areas: voice for the stage, acting, design, technical theatre and/or stage managing. The emphasis is on having fun and enjoying our beautiful natural surroundings while learning!