The Shakespeare Theatre Academy




For more information on Fall classes, please call 973-408-5600.

See the Star Ledger feature article on The Shakespeare Theatre Academy.









  ADULT SCENE STUDY: SHAKESPEARE & MOLIÈRE (ages 18 and up)
Designed for novice and early-level actors, this eight-week series provides a first step into the intricacies of these master playwrights’ works. Using monologues and scene work, participants will focus on the skills necessary to bring life to the classics, utilizing the genius of Shakespeare & Molière.

Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (8 Sessions)
March 12 - April 30, 2014
3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30

Classes will be held in the Theatre’s Support Facility: 3 Vreeland Road, Florham Park.

Fee: $365 ($340 for subscribers and past students)
   

 

 







  AUDITIONING: Shifting the Paradigm (Ages 18 & Up)
 
1 Day Audition Intensive Currently Unavailable
March 9, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Fee: $175 ($150 for subscribers, past students, and current AEA or EMC members)

Led by esteemed Artistic Director, Bonnie J. Monte, and members of the company’s artistic staff, this one-day intensive workshop is designed to empower actors and direct their focus on what they can control in an audition situation. This workshop isn’t about polishing monologues, but rather about polishing one's technique in the room as well as providing do’s and dont’s in regard to photos and resumes. Each student will be given sides to prepare prior to the workshop. Participants will also have the opportunity to do a cold reading during the Intensive. In addition to Ms. Monte, a select group comprised of a talent agent, casting director and professional actors will round out the panel of instructors.


10:00 - 10:15 Intro/Meet and Greet
10:15 - 11:15 Auditioning: Shifting the Paradigm
11:15 - 12:30 Auditioning: The Process/ Resume and Photo Do’s and Dont’s
12:30 - 1:00 “Entering the Room”
1:00 - 2:00 Audition Work Session with Prepared Sides
2:00 - 2:45 Lunch
2:45 - 4:30 Feedback Session
4:30 - 5:30 Cold Reading Work Session
5:30 - 6:15 Final Feedback and Notes
6:15 - 7:00 Post Workshop Reception with instructors, attendees and company artists

2 Day Audition Bootcamp Currently Unavailable
April 12, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
April 13, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $250 ($225 for subscribers, past students, and current AEA or EMC members)

This 2-Day Audition Boot Camp, combines our Shifting the Paradigm Workshop with a second day devoted to polishing and presenting a classical monologue for your repertoire, helping you elevate your monologue to the next level. Each actor will receive personal, one-on-one coaching from Ms. Monte and her education, directing and casting collegues.

DAY ONE
10:00 - 10:15 Intro/Meet and Greet
10:15 - 11:15 Auditioning: Shifting the Paradigm
11:15 - 12:30 Auditioning: The Process/ Resume and Photo Do’s and Dont’s
12:30 - 1:00 “Entering the Room”
1:00 - 2:00 Audition work session with Prepared Sides
2:00 - 2:45 Lunch
2:45 - 4:30 Feedback Session
4:30 - 5:30 Cold Reading Work Session
5:30 - 6:15 Final Feedback and Notes
6:15 - 7:00 Post Workshop Reception with instructors, attendees and company artists

DAY TWO
10:00 - 10:30 Warm-up
10:30 - 11:30 Initial Monologue Showing
11:30 - 1:30 Notes/Group Work Session with each actor
1:30 - 2:00 Snack/Lunch Break
2:00- 4:00 Finish Work Session/Notes

Classes will be held in the Theatre’s Support Facility: 3 Vreeland Road, Florham Park.

Enrollment for these programs is limited, so register early to ensure your participation.



Dates subject to change.