The 2013 Young Actors Academy! - a summer intensive for the serious young actor, who wants to have fun!! (Grades listed are for most recently completed) Lower School I (K - 2) July 1 - July 19, 2013 9am - 4pm Tuition: $595, Sibling Discount $395 Lower School II (3-5) July 1 - July 26, 2013 9am - 4pm Tuition: $695, Sibling Discount $495 Middle School (6-8) July 1 - Aug 2, 2013 9am - 4pm Tuition: $795, Sibling Discount $595 High School (9-12) July 8 - Aug 9, 2013 9am - 4pm Tuition: $795, Sibling Discount $595
RETURNING STUDENT DISCOUNT: If you have attended the Summer YAA, or participated in the Young Actors After-School Ensemble, you qualify for a 25% Discount! Please contact Fuzz (Fuzz@spotlighters.org) for more information. Lower School I - $446; Lower School II - $521; Middle or High School - $596
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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 Middle & High 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 on stage to understand the methods of acting, the historical context of theatre from a global perspective, and a vast array of workshops, including: Stage Combat, Movement for the Actor, Improvisational Comedy, Acting for Film & TV, Make-Up Design, Audition Techniques, Commedia/Clown, and more. Classes are taught by local theatre professionals, including local university staff, and national and international theatre professionals. Both the Middle & High School programs will be 5 weeks.
"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. Their final performance culminates in an entirely original performance -- written, directing, emceed, and of course performed, all by the ensemble. This year we are excited to offer a new Lower School program for students in K - 2, Lower School I! This will be a three week Intro to the FUN-damentals of Theatre. Our Lower School II for students in grades (3-5) will be a four week program.
"The Young Actors Academy is a great way to learn how to be an actor and how to improve your skills as an actor."