Deadline to Register: July 1
Class Dates: Monday, July 19th, 2021 - Saturday, July 31st, 2021
Show: Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory
Audition Dates: Saturday, May 1st, 2021, and Monday, May 3rd,
Performances: Thursday, July 29th, 2021, Friday, July 30th, 2021, Saturday, July 31st, 2021
Grades: Rising 9, 10, 11, 12
1 Fine Arts Credit
Times of Class: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Spots: 20 min and 45 max
Room: McCoy Center for the Arts
Instructors: Elliott Lemberg, Patty McLellan
Students will explore the process of developing a theatrical production for public performance through this hands-on course. Based upon their area of interest, each student will fill an essential position on the production, which could include: actors, assistant directors, backstage and construction crew members, designers, lighting and soundboard operators, stage managers, etc. In addition, students will have the opportunity to collaborate with theatrical professionals who will be brought in as guest artists by the Theatre Department. The class meetings for the course are the rehearsals for production. Assignments and assessments will be based on the students' specific role on the production. The course provides students with a unique opportunity to critically collaborate on and engage in an experience beyond the traditional walls of a classroom where their efforts and skills will be placed to the ultimate test: public performance. Topics/units might include: Conceptualizing a Production, Collaboration (e.g. Actor and Director, Designer and Director, etc.), Publicity, Selecting Shows for Performance, Scheduling, and Theatre Management (Budgets, Ticket Sales, etc.). NOTE: Times are subject to change.
Summer Academy sessions are of short duration; therefore, daily class attendance is required. Attendance is especially important in high school credit courses. See course description for additional attendance notes.
Due to the nature of the summer academy course covering an academic year worth of material in three weeks, and the need for the students to be present each day, the summer academy attendance policy described below is strictly followed.
Students who accumulate two (2) absences will be withdrawn from the summer academy and issued a failing grade. An absence is obtained in the following ways:
Being absent from Summer Academy for any reason.
There is no distinction made in summer academy between “excused” and “unexcused” absences.
Leaving Summer Academy early for any length of time or reason.
Arriving late to Summer Academy after. 8:45 a.m.
The accumulation of two (2) tardies is equivalent to one (1) absence.
A tardy is assigned when a student arrives after 8:30 a.m. but before 8:45 a.m.
Any combination totaling two (2) absences from the above list will result in the student being withdrawn from the course. The student will receive a failing grade and will not be eligible for a refund of summer school fees.