2020 Summer ThEATER INTENSIVE
*Learn from professional performers and directors! This workshop is geared toward youth in grades 6-12.
Workshop: July 20th-24th & July 27th-July 31st
(Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Location: Old Union A.M.E. Church, Warwick, NY
Tech Rehearsal / Dress Rehearsal: week of August 3rd
Show Dates: August 7th & 8th & 14th & 15th
$700 Regular - $200 deposit to hold a spot
$600 Returning student - $200 deposit to hold a spot by May 1st
(*payment plans available)
Curriculum: The workshop will include acting, singing, dancing, improv, and technical theater. We will start each day with a dance warm-up, vocal warm-up and technique, and theater games to get everyone all loosened up! Acting, singing, and dancing will be taught both in a class setting and in a hands-on method, via our rehearsal process.
Career Days: Meet working professionals from Broadway and beyond! Get a real taste of the industry- what it takes, and how many different paths there can be!
Performance: Our workshop participants this summer will also be included in our professional theater company's mainstage musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (*rights pending) This will give our young actors the opportunity to work alongside professional actors and technicians, and to really get a full professional theater experience. Rehearsal for the show will also be a part of the workshop and used as a teaching tool. All participants will have crew assignments in addition to their roles in the show, so that they can participate more fully in the entire process. They will be able to explore the world of set, costumes, props, and more!
While most lead roles will be performed by professional Equity actors, there are some great feature roles for young actors, vocal solos, and other onstage opportunities! We truly believe that the best way to learn theater is by doing.
There will be a local audition prior to the workshop start, but it is only for participants who are seeking a role. Please understand that taking on a role will mean extra responsibility and time spent outside of the workshop memorizing.
There will be a short audition for everyone on the first day of the workshop, but this is for placement ONLY. All participants will have the opportunity to be in the show in some capacity. This audition is a means of getting to know everyone better, so that we can best cast people where they will really shine!
Whether you are considering a career in theater or not, a professional show experience offers invaluable lessons in teamwork, creativity, responsibility, and confidence.
We know how much young talent is in our area, and we can’t wait to work with you!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We are limiting registration to 20 participants, so that everyone gets more individual attention and has more performance opportunity.
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GITANA MIMS - Director
Gitana Mims is a graduate of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, where she studied under the tutelage of Dr. Don Maxwell. She holds a Bachelors of Music in Music Education with an emphasis in Voice. Miss Mims has been both teaching privately and musically directing for over a decade while making occasional appearances on stage. She has had the privilege to musically direct such shows as “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”, “Chicago”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, “Kiss Me, Kate”, and “Godspell”. Miss Mims is a lifetime member of the Texas Music Educators Association and National Association of Teachers of Singing; she has also written contributing articles for the Southwestern Musician. Currently you can find her in Saint Louis teaching various music classes and lessons as well as performing with a jazz ensemble on North Grand.