2016 Summer Academy in Drama

Come and be a part of the one-of-a-kind New Swan Shakespeare Festival. Aspiring actors train in acting for theatre and audition preparation through course-work that may include Voice, Movement, Shakespeare, Singing, Music Theatre and Improvisation.

Possibly work with Professors Don Hill, Jane Page, Dr. Gary Busby, Joel Veenstra, and Eli Simon, along with our outstanding alumni and graduate students working in the business. Students who wish to participate must provide a personal statement and audition video for placement in the intensive.

New Swan Apprenticeship in Acting for Theatre
Prepare for the rigors of theatre auditions with coursework that may include Acting, Voice, Movement, Shakespeare, Singing and Improvisation. Acquire new classical and contemporary audition monologues, learn the basics of text analysis, dive into scene work, experience the value of honest reaction in acting, and learn how to prepare a resume and headshot. Because the intensive may involve mature themes and emotions, students should be motivated, committed and mature.

Auditions and Personal Statements
Audition videos must be no more than three (3) minutes in length and must include at least one monologue - Classical or Comedic - and may include 16 bars of a song. These videos may be uploaded to a secure video sharing site and then you may provide us the link to your video. Personal Statements must be no more than one (1) page in length and should speak to your goals as an actor, what you hope to gain from this intensive, why theatre is important to you etc. These statements may be pasted into the text box provided on the registration page. Materials will be reviewed, following which we will confirm your enrollment.


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July 5, 2016 - 12:00am
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am