About the Grades 8+ Programs

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Experienced artists will strengthen their actor’s tools, broaden their repertoire, and explore new ways of storytelling through different genres and performance opportunities. Our Teen Ensemble is designed to challenge and stretch our most experienced artists.

If you have questions about whether a program is the right match for your child or if your child needs accommodations to access any of our programming, please reach out to Jeri Hammond, Director of Education, at jerih@bu.edu

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Saturday Classes

UPCOMING SESSIONS:

Virtual Summer Programs

EXTENDED EXCURSIONS


These two-week offerings for provide an opportunity for high school students to take a deep dive into a theatre arts area and stay awhile.  Specifically designed for virtual learning, these collaborative ensemble based classes invite students to bring themselves, their identities & experiences, to participate in a one of a kind creative experience. Pack a bag, you’re sure to go on the journey of a lifetime! Please note, grades refer to placement in fall 2021.

An Actor's Journey: a Summer Teen Acting Intensive

This exciting and challenging class is designed for teens eager to explore the actor’s craft. The focus of this course is to build, sharpen and explore the skills that are most essential for any actor’s growth and success. Students will take an individual and collective journey as they delve into the actor’s process. Teen actors will dive into individual and group work with peers who share their passion and artistic goals in a supportive, collaborative class setting.
Students will receive invaluable individualized assessments of their acting skills to guide their progress on this journey. This class will include training in a variety of acting techniques and approaches that focus on an actor's preparation and relaxation, how to approach texts in both individual work and scene study. improving voice and movement skills, and developing characters while living truthfully under imaginary circumstances.
Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade | Taught by: Fran Weinberg
Tuition: $525
Monday, August 2 - Friday, August 13 (Two-week Program) 1:00pm to 4:00pm

From Concept to Design: A Theatre Design Project

In this theatre design project, students will learn how to take a text and a concept and bring the world of a play to life through scenic, costume, sound, lighting and make-up design. Students will have workshops in design and then apply those principles to creating designs for a selected play. Students will unpack the play for acting themes and design challenges. The class will culminate in a virtual design portfolio sharing and artist statement from each designer. So much artistry happens behind the scenes to bring a play to life. This class pulls back the curtain.
Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade |
Tuition: $525
Monday, August 2 - Friday, August 13 (Two-week Program) 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Multi-Week Performance Classes

Our multi-week virtual performance-based programs are perfect for the young theatre artist looking to create characters and bring to life imagined worlds with a final show as the end result. Building on our processed oriented programs, these classes challenge students to continue to sharpen their actors’ tools while  working as an ensemble to create a virtual production for friends and families. All programs are first-come first serve and while previous performance experience is not required it is highly encouraged.

Semi Private Coaching

Are you looking to take your singing or acting to the next level? In our NEW semi-private coaching, students will work in small groups of 2 to 3 with professional voice and acting coaches to develop their skills and learn to maximize their instruments of body and voice. Spots are limited and are first-come first-serve. 

  • Students will be paired with a teacher and in small groups based on their grade and previous experience. 
  • All lessons last an hour.
  • 6 – week sessions
    • Session I (Week of 1/18 – 2/22)
    • Session I (Week of  3/1 –  4/5)
    • Session III (Week of  4/26 – 5/17)
  • Lessons are scheduled based on the teacher and students availability.

February Vacation Programs

Are you looking to take your singing or acting to the next level? In our NEW semi-private coaching, students will work in small groups of 2 to 3 with professional voice and acting coaches to develop their skills and learn to maximize their instruments of body and voice. Spots are limited and are first-come first-serve.

Students will be paired with a teacher and in small groups based on their grade and previous experience.

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