Get a backstage pass and immerse yourself in the theatre capital of the world. Students who attend this three week CIEE Global Navigator program in London will earn the basics of theatre production – including lighting, design, costumes and directing – and how to interpret a script.
Write and produce a mini play. Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace. Get behind-the-scenes tours of world-famous theatres. Meet actors, directors, producers and writers. Hit the town and see a range of high-caliber plays and productions, from West End to Fringe. Mix it up with group trips to major museums, historic landmarks and all that London has to offer. Don’t worry – we’ll make sure you still have time for afternoon tea and biscuits.
During the core part of this program, you’ll study theatre arts through the lens of a writer, as you write and produce a mini play collaboratively with your group. Through interactive classes you’ll learn how to interpret a text, distinguish between different theatrical styles, and prepare for an acting role during each step of the process. During your three weeks, you’ll have the flexibility to try on different hats and focus on acting or backstage roles as you prepare to stage your culminating show. Students of all levels of experience are welcome!
On afternoon excursions, you’ll venture out and study the many facets of theatre production, from lighting and design to costume and directing, through workshops and site visits to working performance venues throughout the city.
Your summer home will be a university dorm. In between classes and group outings, you can hang out with your classmates, shop in trendy vintage boutiques, stroll through the city’s shady green parks, and sample an amazing variety of multicultural foods from practically every country on the planet.