Summer New Works Performance Intensive
Dates: July 6 – August 7, 2020
Duration: 30 Hours of Class and Rehearsal per Week
This program offers a unique opportunity for the teen ready for a more advanced and performance-focused experience. Students spend the 5 weeks immersed in a rigorous and challenging rehearsal process that culminates in public performances. This intensive includes working on original material written specifically for the teens by playwrights commissioned by the studio.
The focus of the program is to learn the skills of rehearsing material from start to finish, understanding what it is to use technique to craft a role from first rehearsal to performance while working directly with playwrights on original, commissioned work. It offers the teen actor the experience of creating and rehearsing a show in a more professional environment.
The students (the company of actors) spend the morning working on their craft in Voice & Speech and Movement class. They then spend the afternoon working on original material commissioned for them by the conservatory written by professional playwrights. Students must attend a mandatory ‘Meet and Greet’ early in June, where they will meet the director and the writers. Classes are structured like professional play rehearsals, with writers attending throughout the summer, making edits to the script, and answering questions from the actors.
Program ends in 4 public performances of the work on August 7th and 8th. Performances are free and open to the public.
Many plays have gone on to have New York City productions using the original casts; three have been published; and one went on to win numerous writing awards. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about New York theatre from professionals currently working in the industry!
Guest Director: Judson Jones
Admission to the Summer New Works Performance Intensive is by audition and interview. Applicants must be between the ages of 14-18.
NYC Audition Dates:
Auditions are held weekly by appointment.
To schedule an audition appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you cannot audition in person, please submit a video audition using the Video Audition Form.
The audition should consist of two contrasting contemporary monologues, no longer than 90 seconds each. Phone Interviews and video auditions are acceptable, if necessary. After the interview and audition have taken place, applicants will be formally notified regarding their acceptance in the program.