Summer Workshops 2016
Download a our summer program here.
Harvey Milk Center for the Arts
50 Scott St. @ Duboce Park
Ages 13–19 • Monday–Friday, 12–6 p.m.
Audition Workshop for the Young Performer
An exciting and informative audition workshop for budding performing arts enthusiasts. This workshop will include resume writing, professional headshots, how to prepare and present yourself from audition to casting, “dressing for the part,” intensive dance and vocal preparation, and a parent/guardian session to provide support and answer questions about this complicated process. This workshop will conclude with a live audition showcase performance on the final day of session. Attendance is required. Previous theatre experience is recommended but not required.
June 13 –17
Music and Vocal Workshop
An intensive workshop designed especially for the vocalist. Campers will receive individual attention and learn more about their own vocal ability and increased knowledge of voice control. Varied vocal techniques and styles will be used to prepare for a showcase performance on the final day of session. Full attendance is required. Previous experience is recommended but not required.
June 20 –24
An exciting and active workshop to nurture the young actor. This workshop will explore many styles and techniques of acting including improvisational skills and physical comedy. This workshop will culminate with a showcase performance on the final day of session. Full attendance is required. Previous experience is recommended but not required.
June 27 –July 8
An intensive workshop for young dancers from all techniques. This workshop will embrace styles and techniques of many different forms of dance including classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, ballroom, Latin styles, musical theatre and more! Participants will also learn about choreography and have the opportunity to choreograph their own dance pieces. The session culminates with a showcase performance on the final day of session. Full attendance is required. Previous experience is recommended but not required. No camp 7/4.
July 11 –15
A hands-on, interactive and tactile workshop for technical theatre and stage craft. This workshop will bring out the inner artist and designer for aspiring “techies” and set designers. Learn how to use lighting for special effects, digital sound arts, and how to adapt and conceptualize a set design based on a script. Learn the process of collaboration and design individually and as part of a team. This workshop will culminate with a student gallery and presentation of original designs. Full attendance is required. Previous experience is recommended but not required.
July 18 – August 7, 2016
Performances: August 6 & 7
Venue: Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre
Not Your Mama’s Shakespeare
Three-week intensive program utilizing The Viewpoints Technique to adapt Shakespeare into a new musical theatre expression to be performed at the conclusion to the program. Viewpoints is a technique of composition that provides a vocabulary for thinking about and acting upon movement and gesture. Originally developed in the 1970s by choreographer Mary Overlie as a method of movement improvisation, The Viewpoints theory was adapted for stage acting by directors Anne Bogart and Tina Landau. Overlie’s Six Viewpoints, space, story, time, emotion, movement, and shape, are considered to be a logical way to examine, analyze and create dances, while Bogart’s Viewpoints are considered practical in creating staging with actors. No prior experience or knowledge of Viewpoints necessary. Some musical theatre experience is recommended but not required.
Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-554-9523