The 2014 Young Actors Academy! - Registration opens April 1, 2014
Lower School Academy - 2015
(grades k - 5)
Five one week modules are designed to provide an approach to acting,
play writing, and the general craft of storytelling; students come away
with notions of dramatic structure, character development, monologue and
scene work, and more.
Program is divided in to Lower School I (K - 2 grades) and Lower School II (3 - 5 grades)
A morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack are provided through the Baltimore Summer Lunch Program (a joint mission of the Department of Agriculture and Baltimore Housing Authority.)
Monday - Friday; 9am - 4pm Module 1: July 6 - 10
Module 2: July 13 - 17
Module 3: July 20 - 24
Module 4: July 27 - July 31 Module 5: Aug 3 - Aug 7
Register for one session or for all five.
$200 per session,
Or for all five, for a total of $795 Returning Students contact the theatre for information on Returning Student Rate.
Performances each Friday at 5:30pm.
Upper School Academy - 2015
(grades 6 - 12)
A five week theatre intensive providing a range of education for both
the Classical Theatre student and the Musical Theatre student. Classical Theatre students will have workshops in Acting Methods, Improv, Stage Combat, Movement, and Make-up. Musical Theatre students will have workshops in Voice, Dance, Music Reading, Stage Combat and Make-up. All classes are taught by regional and national theatre professionals.
Monday - Friday; 9am - 4pm
July 6 - Aug 8, 2015
Register for either Classical Theatre Academy or Musical Theatre Academy
$995 for the entire 5 weeks.
Early Registration: Save $95 - if registered and paid in full before June 1, 2015
A Performance Showcase will be presented Friday & Saturday,
Aug 7 & 8 at 8pm. All tickets $10.
To Register for the Summer Young Actors Academy, complete the Registration Form below and ....
Mail: Spotlighters Theatre 817 Saint Paul Street Baltimore, MD 21202
Email: Academy@spotlighters.org or
FAX: 410 . 752 . 1299
Payments: Checks (payable to Spotlighters Theatre), Credit Cards, or Cash. Do Not send Cash by Mail.
LIMITED Financial Aid will be available. Email Academy@spotlighters.org to request a financial aid request form.
You will need to use Adobe Reader to download and print the Registration Form.
Forms will be available online by April 1, 2015.
Click on files below to download and print the PDF forms to register for the Academy. ALL FORMS must be completed before your child can attend the Academy
Training young actors for the stage and theatre through an academic and conservatory approach. "It was evident that the staff at Spotlighters Young Actors Academy worked diligently in making Spotlighters Young Actors Academy the place where young actors will receive the acting skills and techniques needed to be successful."
What we are - A summer theatre intensive that offers theatre education and training to youth in the Baltimore metro area. The program was designed by local theatre professionals with input from local college and university theatre educators. Our three-to-five week camp is for the serious young actor, who wants to have fun!! "I worked with dedicated professionals, students from different back grounds, and learned so much in so many ways."
Who we are - Educational and theatrical professionals dedicated to providing a concentrated curriculum in the knowledge, skills, and practices for powerful theatre. Our staff is comprised of teaching artists and master class instructors that work in K-12 schools, colleges, and universities, as well as at local, regional, and LORT Theatres. Their wealth of experience in the classroom and the theatre give our young actors extraordinary opportunities to gain new insight into plays and character development, while polishing their fundamental talents.
"Throughout the five week program, Lashay has learned and accomplished many techniques that have redefined her theatre acting and stage skills."
The Upper School Young Actors Academy provides an age-appropriate conservatory model, giving students an intellectual as well as practical approach to the craft of acting. Young Actors spend over 130 hours in both the classroom and in scene study to understand the methods of acting, the historical context of theatre from a global perspective, and a vast array of workshops.
The 2014 will allow students to select either a Classic/Dramatic Theatre curriculum or a Musical Theatre Curriculum.
The Classical/Dramatic Theatre Curriculum will focus on training for students in classical dramatic theatre such as Shakespeare, the Greeks, and other classical theatre works. This curriculum will provide training and experience workshops in: Improv Acting, Physical Theatre & Movement, Advanced Stage Combat, Make-Up and Character Development. Students will have intense training in Acting Methods & Techniques.
The Musical Theatre Curriculum will focus on training for students in musical theatre. Students will focus on the techniques needed to improve their musical theatre skills, such as: Voice (Breath Control, Vocal Health, Placement, etc), Dance (Overview of Stage Dance and other forms), Reading Music, and Character Development through music & lyrics. Students will also have training in basic Stage Combat and Make-Up.
The program is a four week intensive. Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm. A final performance will be held the final weekend of the Academy (Aug 2, 3, & 4). This showcase will highlight the skills and talents of all students through monologues, scenes, musical solos and musical ensemble numbers.
"I think perhaps the most important aspect he learned was the value of self discipline. I also think he benefitted from the close association with the staff all of whom were demanding in the very best way."
The Lower School Young Actors Academy is an experience-based approach to acting, play writing, and the general craft of storytelling. Using primarily improvisational methods, students come away with notions of dramatic structure, character development, monologue and scenework, and more.
The Lower School Young Actors Academy is divided into four independent one week modules. Students may enroll for individual modules or for all four.
More information on each module topic will be provided by April 15, 2014.
Each week will culminate in a performance after the end of the Friday session.
"The Young Actors Academy is a great way to learn how to be an actor and how to improve your skills as an actor."
Please complete the Registration Form below and mail or Fax to the theatre. We need the information on the Registration Form.
For more information: visit www.spotlighters.org or email Academy@spotlighters.org or call 410-752-1225.