Shakespeare Intensive for Teens (SIT)
SIT is for students in rising 9th to rising college freshmen.
SIT is a theatre program. You will be totally immersed in a professional-style training program, similar to those that professional actors use to improve their own skills. In addition (which most professional intensives don’t offer) you will be cast in a full-length play from the Shakespeare canon. The fast rehearsal process, similar to that of our professional company at The Tavern, will give you the confidence and presence to make quick, bold acting choices, and will stretch your creative wings!
Applications for SIT 2014 are available here: Microsoft_Word_-_Full_Audition_Packet_2014.pdf
Auditions for the 2014 SIT program are March 15th and 16th, 2014. Applications due by March 3rd.
Program dates for the summer of 2014: June 1st through June 30th and June 29th through July 29th.
I love theatre but why would this program be a good idea?
The Intensive is also a great program to have on your academic or extracurricular resume. Seeking out specialized training shows colleges and future employers that you are serious about your goals and your education.
What classes will I take?
In addition to daily rehearsals, there will be weekly classes in Text Work, Stage Combat, Voice and Movement Techniques and Elizabethan Madrigal Singing. The Text Work and Stage Combat classes will be smaller classes scheduled several times a week, while the others will include the entire cast.
Who will be my teacher/director?
Our Education Artists have trained extensively, many having degrees in acting. Most have worked at other theatres in Atlanta and elsewhere, including The Alliance Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Onstage Atlanta, the Missoula Children’s Theatre, Georgia Shakespeare, Human Race Theatre Company, Georgia Renaissance Festival, and the Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair.
When does SIT happen and how long is it?
SIT is a summer program with sessions in June and July, and runs for four weeks each session. Start and end dates are tba until the beginning of April every year.
How do I apply? Is there an audition? Do I have to be a really good actor to apply?
No, you don’t! ASC holds auditions for the program in March but it is not just talent we are looking for and the most important are commitment, maturity, and a willingness to try. Some of the casting decisions will be made based on talent, but it is not the most important thing. The most talented actor in the world is only as good as their strength of character. We would much rather work with someone who is talented and personable, than someone who is super talented and a diva. You DO need to be going into 9th grade, and no older than rising college freshman (approximately ages 14 to 19) to apply.
Click here to read Part One of our 2009 SIT blog entry.
Click here to read Part Two of our 2009 SIT blog entry.
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- Student Matinees
- Teacher’s Guide to Matinees
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Education Programs & Materials
- In-School Programs
- Renaissance Youth Residency
- Shakespeare on Location
- Recommended Reading
- Study Guides
- Shakesploration Days
- Shakespeare’s Life & Works: A Lecture-Demonstration