Theatre


The Theatre Department is designed to provide a multi-dimensional experience that captures the breath and depth of theatre as an art form and exposes students to a wide range of theatre genres. The program emphasizes individual growth and personal discovery while building ensemble through performance.


Improvisation

Morning Class - All students
Improv class at Summer Arts Conservatory

Centered around classic improv games, this class focuses heavily on imagination, creativity and "impulse dialogue". Students are strongly encouraged to free associate ideas and words to avoid "overthinking" the situation.


Stage Combat Intensive

Afternoon Class - Theatre Department students only
Swordplay at Summer Arts Conservatory

In this class, students will learn how to safely engage in armed stage combat using rapiers, cutlasses and broadswords with an emphasis on maintaining proper distance, targeting, footwork and "combat characterization".


Scene Study Intensive

Afternoon Class - Theatre Department students only
Students rehearse at Summer Arts Conservatory

In this course, students are given a concrete technique for creating a character using the text and their imagination. Specific attention is placed on script analysis, emotional characterization, vocal production and organic movement.


Audition Intensive

Afternoon Class - Theatre Department students only
Audition class at Summer Arts Conservatory

This class provides students with the skills and confidence to successfully audition. Students will focus on contemporary and classical monologues, cold reading technique, resume construction and industry expectations.