College Audition Prep Series
Developing a Plan + Contemporary Dramatic Monologues

 

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June 18-19 from 4:30-6:30
Program type:  Afternoon Workshop
Ages: High School Students
Cost: $100

University Theatre Programs are highly competitive.  Students feel most successful with this process when they do more approach these auditions with a couple of monologues, two 32-bar song cuts, and a dream.  TAS+SD trained students have done exceptionally well in this process, and have been accepted into programs such as: Carnegie Mellon, University of Michigan, CCM, Pace University, Yale University, NYU Tisch, LAMDA, UC Irvine, UCSD, UC Berkley, OCU, SDSU. 

The ideal applicant is organized, knows what they are looking for in a program, choses material that not only showcases their talent but represents them as artists, is thoroughly researched and rehearsed, and can have relevant and inspired conversations with theatre program representatives.  The College Audition Prep Series at TAS+SD will meet every 4-6 weeks. We highly recommend students participate in each workshop, but the program is also designed to attend specific dates that meet your goals and work with your availability.

In the June series, students will work with Laura Rader from Wise Ambitions College Consulting. She will introduce organizational skills to help students make sense of the borage of information they have coming at them.  Students will develop a plan to assist them in the college admissions process. On the second afternoon, TAS+SD Director Courtney Corey will work with students on finding appropriate and relevant audition material, focusing on contemporary dramatic monologues.  
 


Globe Trot with the Arts! - A Pan-American Adventure
Visual + Performing Arts

 

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June 18-22 from 9:00-12:00 / 9:00-4:00
Program type:  5 Day Program, full and half-day options
Ages: 7-11
Cost: $240-385, plus supplies fee

Join Bravo School of Art and Theatre Arts School of San Diego for an exciting, fun-filled week of creativity, imagination and unique experiences as campers travel around the world through the Visual and Performing Arts!

Welcome the morning at Theatre Arts School of San Diego. Campers will embark on theatrical adventures as they explore acting, improvisation, stagecraft, and more! Venture to the Caribbean as we create original reggae music (with steel drums!), to the jungles of South America as we act out famous tales of the rainforest, and to Mexico where we will explore fun and funny puppet plays!

Campers will enjoy an hour of outdoor supervised playtime and lunch, then head over to Bravo School of Art’s studio classroom to continue the creative globe trotting. Hands-on folk art projects from Native America, the Amazon Rainforest, Mexico, the Pacific and Caribbean Islands may include embroidery, mask making, tapa cloth, weaving, mosaic, drawing, painting and more.

  • Full Day Camp (9:00-4:00) / Both schools, includes 1 hour for lunch & playtime / $385 + $35 supplies fee
     
  • Morning Theatre Arts Camp (9:00-12:00) / Theatre Arts School of San Diego / $240 + $10 supplies fee

 

  • Afternoon Visual Art Camp (1:00-4:00pm) / Bravo School of Art / $240 + $25 supplies fee

Jack and the Beanstalk
Playwriting + Large Scale Puppetry + Acting

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July 16-27 from 9:00-4:00, plus a 5:30 performance on the last day
Program type:  10 Day Program
Ages: 9-16
Cost: $465

At TAS+SD, we are committed to providing unique theatre opportunities for young theatre artists.  Inspired by “War Horse” and “Pinocchio” at The National Theatre, and the current production of “Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons" currently playing at The Globe Theatre in London, we are so excited to create a new and innovative production of this beloved fairy tale!  Yes, there will be BIG puppets! YES, we will have a beanstalk that grows right before your very eyes! And, YES! This will all be developed by the students with two of San Diego’s leading theatre artists who specialize in large scale puppetry, Wendy Maples and Courtney Corey.

Students will develop an original script, build a mechanical goose, a beanstalk that grows, a cow, and two massive giant puppets that will emerge from the trees! On the last day of the program, we will present this piece to the public in the Park @NTC at 5:30pm.


Summer Conservatory
Singing + Dancing + Acting

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July 30-August 3 from 9:00-4:00
Program type:  5 Day Program
Ages: 11-16
Fee: $397

This intensive theatre program is geared for students whose focus is on musical theatre training and want to dig deeper into the core of acting as a base for their other disciplines.  Esteemed professionals from the San Diego theatre community will join TAS+SD Director Courtney Corey as they work with students to develop and refine performance skills, broaden their acting knowledge, and build confidence in their craft.  The week will culminate with an in-studio performance on the last afternoon at 3pm.

This program is a sample of what students in the yearly conservatory program for 2018-2019 will learn.  Registration for the 2018-2019 Conservatory Program at TAS+SD will begin in early June. You do not have to participate in the summer program in order to be accepted into the yearly program, and vice versa.

The Summer Conservatory is a MUST for any serious young performer in San Diego!  Register early! This program is in high demand.


College Audition Prep Series
Student Perspective + Contemporary Comedic Monologues

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July 30-31 from 4:30-6:30
Program type:  Afternoon Workshop
Ages: High School Students
Cost: $100

University Theatre Programs are highly competitive.  Students feel most successful with this process when they do more approach these auditions with a couple of monologues, two 32-bar song cuts, and a dream.  TAS+SD trained students have done exceptionally well in this process, and have been accepted into programs such as: Carnegie Mellon, University of Michigan, CCM, Pace University, Yale University, NYU Tisch, LAMDA, UC Irvine, UCSD, UC Berkley, OCU, SDSU.

The ideal applicant is organized, knows what they are looking for in a program, choses material that not only showcases their talent but represents them as artists, is thoroughly researched and rehearsed, and can have relevant and inspired conversations with theatre program representatives.  The College Audition Prep Series at TAS+SD will meet every 4-6 weeks. We highly recommend students participate in each workshop, but the program is also designed to attend specific dates that meet your goals and work with your availability.

In the July series, students will work learn about the college experience from an undergraduate who has been through the admissions process.  On the second afternoon, TAS+SD Director Courtney Corey will work with students on finding appropriate and relevant audition material, focusing on contemporary comedic monologues.  


Devised Theatre - Spoken Word
Program type: Writing + Performance Art

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August 6-7 from 9:00-4:00
Program type:  Two Day Intensive
Ages: 9-16
Cost:  $250

There are many reasons the musical Hamilton has resonated with so many young theatre artists - one of them being the way in which language is used to propel and energize the story. Spoken Word is a performance art based on language, focusing on the aesthetics of word play, intonation, and vocal inflection.  Artists are able to express their inner thoughts, struggles, ideas, and dreams.

Students will learn more about this performance art form, creating their own pieces, and in the process, understand that they have a voice, and it is powerful. The intensive will end with an in-studio presentation on the second day at 3:30.

If Spoken Word is new to you, take a look at one of our favorite pieces on Ted.com.



Devised Theatre - Behind The Mask
Program type: Playwriting + Acting + Mask Work

 

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August 8-9 from 9:00-4:00
Program type:  Two Day Intensive
Ages:  9-16
Cost:  $250

The most well-rounded actor has training in physicality and movement, often delving into mask work. In this intensive, students will create custom-made plaster masks using the traditions of mask making from Europe and Asia. They will develop stories and situations without words, enabling the characters to express themselves freely with symbols and gestures that allow for greater imagination from an audience. Students will learn the importance of engaging the body fully when performing a role, and will gain an increased awareness of physicality which will enhance their crafts as actors. The intensive will end with an in-studio presentation on the second day at 3:30.