Saratoga Shakespeare Company Intensive Production & Training Program

2013 Summer Shakespeare Cast

 

Skidmore College is pleased to partner with the Saratoga Shakespeare Company to offer credit-bearing summer internships and apprenticeships! Work with directors and Actors’ Equity Company members from NYC, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, as well as from the local community on this summer’s production of Macbeth, to be presented in historic Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Apprentice in a production of an abridged Shakespearean comedy. Join Equity Membership Candidacy & earn points toward your Equity card. Intern and apprentice housing is available at Skidmore College for students enrolled for college credit. More information is available at Saratoga Shakespeare Company.

College Credit Information:
•    3 credit course – $2130 (Tuition)
•    Skidmore housing – $210 per week
•    Food plan: 10 meal plan – $83 week; 14 meal pan $119 per week

Course Descriptions

TH-304: Special Studies in Acting
3 credits; Instructor: Lawrence Opitz (Skidmore Theatre Department Chair and Artistic Director of SSC)
Students will train with and perform with The Saratoga Shakespeare Company, a professional theater with an Actors’ Equity contract. Students will be cast in roles in a production and will rehearse for a two-week period and then perform in the production for twelve performances over two weeks. Training will involve techniques in Shakespearean acting, stage movement and combat, vocal work and career preparation. Students are eligible to join the Actors’ Equity EMC (Equity Membership Candidate) program and will accrue four points towards Equity membership. Permission of the instructor is required.

TH-305: Special Studies in Design and Technical Theater
3 credits; Instructor: Lawrence Opitz (Skidmore Theatre Department Chair and Artistic Director of SSC)
Students will be involved in various aspects of production and/or arts management with The Saratoga Shakespeare Company, a professional theater with an Actors’ Equity contract. Students will have a variety of opportunities to train and work in the areas of scenic construction, sound reinforcement, stage management, costume construction, arts management, and career development throughout the two-week rehearsal period and the two-week performance period. Permission of the instructor is required.

More information is available at Saratoga Shakespeare Company.

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