The Summer Academy is taking off the Summer 2018 --- we are working to restructure our program to better meet your needs - as students & as parents. We are striving to determine what works best for all of our students from length of programs (daily, number of weeks, etc) to topics and format for instruction. We will back the Summer of 2019 - with a new program, providing theatre education for the serious young actor, that wants to have fun! And our After-School classes at Spotlighters will return in the Fall, as well as our many in-school programs. If you are interested in having Spotlighters provide theatre instructor either as an In-Curriculum or After-School program at your school - please email: Academy@spotlighters.org to find out more.
About the Theatre Arts Drama 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 Academy 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 five week intensive. Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm. A final performance will be held the final weekend of the Academy. 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 five independent one week modules. Students may enroll for individual modules or for all five.
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 above 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.
Spotlighters Theatre: Exceptional - Diverse - Creative - Bold The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre, Inc, (aka Spotlighters Theatre) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization recognized by the IRS, and a Maryland registered Public Charity. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. A copy of the current financial statement of The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre is available by writing Mgr Director, 817 Saint Paul Street; Baltimore, MD 21202 or by calling 410.752.1225 for the cost of postage and copies. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401, (410) 974-5534.