Black Arts Theater

 

Black Arts Theater Winter Immersion

Dates: January 16 – 20, 2018
Duration: 1 Week, 30 Hours of Class
Tuition: $650
Audition Required
Led by a world-class faculty including Stephen McKinley Henderson, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Phylicia Rashad and Michele Shay, the Black Arts Theater Winter Immersion is a week-long comprehensive review of the history of the contemporary Black theater tradition, highlighting certain key historical moments like the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Power movement and the genesis of the Negro Ensemble Company. The purpose is to walk away with an understanding of the aesthetic and sociological components involved in bringing contemporary black theater to life.

I am honored to participate in lifting the legacy of The Black Arts Theatre Movement. Without those who moved mountains none of us could have climbed them.
-Stephen McKinley Henderson (Broadway and Film Veteran)

Course Descriptions:

  • Voice and Movement Warm-Up: 30 min vocal/physical warm-up class at the beginning of the day.
  • Script Analysis: An immersive page-by-page analysis of the plays we’ll focus on in the intensive. Teacher(s) may bring in historic documents, literature, videos, etc. to fully explore the culture of the time.
  • Scene Study: Working on assigned scenes from the above-mentioned plays in preparation for a possible showcase at the end of the intensive.
  • The Black Arts Movement: A lecture series open to the public. Topics will include the common themes within the Black Arts Movement. We would market these lectures to producers, directors, designers, and educators.
  • Music: An in-depth exploration of the key role of music in the Black Arts movement. The blues. Perhaps we’d bring in instruments such as African drums. Perhaps students would sing.
  • Movement and Dance: Learning the correlation between movement/gesture and historical period. Learning various dances such as Juba.

*faculty subject to availability.

HOW TO APPLY:

Admission to the Black Arts Theater Winter Immersion is by audition and interview. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Student visas for international study are not available for this program at this time.

1. Click Here to Download the Application Form.
2. Email Completed Application Form PDF to classes@stellaadler.com along with a Headshot and Resume.
3. Once submitted, an associate will be in contact with you to schedule an audition. If you cannot audition in person, please submit a video audition using the Video Audition Form.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
1. A performance of one contemporary/realism monologue no longer than 90 seconds in length.

NYC AUDITIONS:
In-person auditions are currently being scheduled for Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 12pm-2pm. Email classes@stellaadler.com for an audition appointment.
*Video Auditions are also being accepted and can be submitted through the Video Audition Submission Form.


Summer Black Arts Theater Intensive

Dates: July 9 – August 10, 2018
Duration: 5 Weeks, 30 Hours of Class per Week
Tuition: $3250
Interview Required
Led by a world-class faculty including Stephen McKinley Henderson, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Phylicia Rashad and Michele Shay, the Black Arts Theater Intensive is a five-week-long comprehensive exploration of the history of the contemporary Black theater tradition, highlighting certain key historical moments like the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Power movement and the genesis of the Negro Ensemble Company. The purpose is to walk away with an understanding of the aesthetic and sociological components involved in bringing contemporary black theater to life.

Classes include: 
Script Analysis
Scene Study
Music
Movement and Dance
The Black Arts Movement Lecture Series
and more!

*faculty availability subject to change.

HOW TO APPLY:

Admission to the Black Arts Theater Winter Immersion is by audition and interview. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Student visas for international study are not available for this program at this time.

1. Click Here to Download the Application Form.
2. Email Completed Application Form PDF to classes@stellaadler.com along with a Headshot and Resume.
3. Once submitted, an associate will be in contact with you to schedule an audition. If you cannot audition in person, please submit a video audition using the Video Audition Form.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
1. A performance of one contemporary/realism monologue no longer than 90 seconds in length.

NYC AUDITIONS:
In-person auditions are currently being scheduled for Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 12pm-2pm. Email classes@stellaadler.com for an audition appointment.
*Video Auditions are also being accepted and can be submitted through the Video Audition Submission Form.