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Skidmore College
SITI Summer Theater Workshop

Application Information 

We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2018.  Thank you and please consider applying for the program next year.

Will Bond and Ellen Lauren in SITI Companys Chess Match No. 5, photo by Maria Baranova
Will Bond and Ellen Lauren in SITI Company's Chess Match No. 5, photo by Maria Baranova

Please read this entire page for instructions on how to apply before continuing on to the online application.

Workshop Dates: June 3 – June 30, 2018

Application Deadline: March 12, 2018 

Application review will begin immediately following the application deadline. It is expected that applicants will be notified via e-mail on or before April 3 and a wait list for entrance to the program will be established. If an accepted candidate cannot participate in the program as expected, another applicant will be accepted from the wait list. For a number of reasons (injury, family emergency, etc.) this may happen at any time prior to the start of the Workshop. Please do not call the office to inquire about your status in the program or placement on the wait list. Thank you.

Eligibility: Pre-professional and professional theater artists will be required to submit:

  • A completed online application
  • A $60 application fee
  • Headshot/photo (.jpeg)
  • Resume (limited to 2 pages, .pdf file preferred)
  • Essay responses to six questions below (.pdf file preferred)
    1. Have you previously applied to the SITI Summer Theater Workshop?
    2. Why are you applying to the SITI program as opposed to any other theater training program?
    3. Describe your experience and training up until now.
    4. Describe your future.
    5. What and who have been important sources of inspiration for your work?
    6. SITI's training is rigorous and physically challenging. All students are expected to fully participate and perform in all classes and rehearsals (7 days a week). Is there anything regarding your health or physical condition that would prevent you from fully participating in the workshop?

Additional questions for Directors Track applicants:

  • Attach a resume that shows your directing experience. You may re-attach the resume from your application to the Skidmore workshop if you choose.
  • Short Essay Question (250-500 words): What excites you about directing The Bacchae?  Describe in detail your approach and propose a staging of the first two minutes of The Bacchae. Please note that during the Summer Intensive, it is likely that you will have very limited tech available to you, and it will be your job as director to involve your ensemble in the decision-making process. For the purpose of this essay question, however, please imagine that you have all of the resources you need to realize your vision and that your ensemble is expecting you to stage the first two minutes before rehearsals begin.

International Students

In accordance with U.S. Federal regulations, all non-U.S. Citizens must have a student visa to study in the United States. You may not attend Skidmore on a tourist visa. If you are an international student applying to the summer program, please view International Student Visa Info.