Theatre Quest

Summer Theatre for Middle School Students

Theatre Quest is an exciting program that offers aspiring actors the opportunity to study a variety of theatre disciplines and train with professional theatre artists.
PlayMakers Theatre Quest students. Photo by HuthPhoto
Come and train with us for one week or all seven!

Who: Rising 6th graders through recent 8th grade graduates.
What: Theatre classes taught by professional theatre artists.
Where: Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill
When: Monday–Friday (excluding July 4) 10:00am–5:00pm
Tuition: $325 / class; $300 for Stretch Your Funny Bone (July 2–6, with July 4th off)
Early drop-off available at 9:00am for an additional $25 / week (free of charge to UNC employees)
All camps end the week on Friday with a performance sharing for friends and family.

To register for classes or for more information, contact Jeri Lynn Schulke at jschulke@email.unc.edu.

Classes offered include:

Principles of Acting
(June 11–June 15, 2018)
Instructor: David McClutchey
Learn how to play an action in a scene, identify your objective, overcome obstacles and focus energy. Focus will be on acting in scenes, short plays, and monologues.

PlayMakers Theatre Quest students. Photo by HuthPhoto.Make Them Laugh
(June 18–June 22, 2018)
Instructor: David McClutchey
Develop comedic skills and discover why humor is such an essential ingredient in theatre and in life. Focus will be on monologues, scenes, physical comedy and improvisation.

Make a Play!
(June 25–June 29, 2018)
Instructor: Lormarev Jones
Using games, movement and playwriting exercises, the students will write and act in a brand new play! All writing done by students.
Theatre Quest John Dreher. Photo by HuthPhoto.
Stretch Your Funny Bone
(July 2-July 6, 2018; July 4 OFF)
Instructor: Lormarev Jones
Students dig deep into improv exercises, both short and long form, learning the basics of comedy. Focus will be on comedic scenes/performances.

Musical Theatre I: Solo Showcase
(July 9–July 13, 2018)
Instructor: John Dreher
Learn about the world of solos and duets and explore tips and tricks to enhance your musical theatre performance skills.

Theatre Quest Student 2. Photo by Huth Photo.Musical Theatre II: ShowStoppers!
(July 16–July 20, 2018)
Instructor: John Dreher
Learn the ins and outs of group numbers and how to stop the show!

Musical Theatre III: PopStars!
(July 23–July 27, 2018)
Instructor: John Dreher
What’s your favorite song? Learn the greatest hits of NOW while working on proper vocal technique and stage presence! We’ll sing music from some of today’s hottest stars!

To register for classes or for more information, contact PlayMakers’ Engagement Associate Jeri Lynn Schulke at jschulke@email.unc.edu.

 

Summer Youth Conservatory

Summer Theatre for High School Actors

PlayMakers offers six weeks of training that combines top-notch teaching and unparalleled practical experience both on stage and behind-the-scenes. Our Theatre Intensive and TheatreTech programs are for high school students who are ready to take it to the next level.

These programs offer unique theatre experiences for aspiring theatre artists: an education and performance opportunity that includes working with professional directors, choreographers, musical directors and theatre technicians at PlayMakers Repertory Company, the premier resident theatre of the Carolinas.

“The Conservatory is the biggest learning experience in acting and singing that I’ve ever encountered. I learned so much about scene work, text work, and character work.”Nora, Conservatory Student

PlayMakers is committed to ensuring that anyone accepted into the Theatre Intensive and TheatreTech programs will be able to participate regardless of financial need.

Check back in the New Year to hear about the 2018 Production!

THEATRE INTENSIVE

Who: Rising 9th graders to recent high school graduates
What: Six weeks of intensive training, rehearsals, and performances in a professionally-realized production in the PlayMakers’ main stage theatre .
Where: PlayMakers Repertory Company
When: Monday through Friday, 9:00am–5:00pm; June 18–July 29; nine performances July 19–29; technical rehearsals will include evenings and weekends.
Tuition: $1,500/actor; scholarships awarded based on financial need.
Admittance based on audition
Auditions: February 23 and 24 at PlayMakers Repertory Company. Callbacks are scheduled for February 25.

To apply for an audition, students must complete and submit a Summer Youth Conservatory Registration Form before February 10.

To request a registration form, contact Jeri Lynn Schulke at jschulke@email.unc.edu.



 

THEATRETECH

Student Matinees

 

PlayMakers provides high school juniors and seniors, and recent high school graduates, with the opportunity to learn about all aspects of technical theatre.

Students train alongside PlayMakers professional staff and visiting designers. Students are also apprentice in the field of their choice (Costumes, Scenic Design/Stage Craft, Lighting, Sound, Props and/or Stage Management) during the six weeks of the Conservatory.

Who: High School Juniors and Seniors and recent High School Graduates
What: Six weeks of intensive training in a professionally-realized production in the PlayMakers’ main stage theater
Where: PlayMakers Repertory Company
When: Monday through Friday, 9:00am–5:00pm; June 18-August 1; nine performances July 19-29; technical rehearsals will include evenings and weekends.
Tuition: $750; scholarships awarded based on financial need
Admittance based on interview

To apply for an interview, students must complete and submit a Summer Youth Conservatory Registration Form before February 10.

To request a registration form, please contact Jeri Lynn Schulke, jschulke@email.unc.edu.