Summer Theatre Institute
Do you love theatre, acting and attending shows? Would you like to study theatre at college as a way to prepare for any number of career paths? The Marist Theatre Summer Institute offers you an intensive 13 day introductory theatre course on the beautiful Marist College campus. This program teaches you college-level acting techniques, introduces you to professional actors and designers, and culminates with a final acting performance for a small invited audience of campus faculty, staff and your family. Mornings are filled with acting lessons and rehearsals, reading of plays and discussion on theatre as an art form. Afternoons are spent learning the roles of professional theatre artists-actors, directors, designers, playwrights and producers. You will hear first-hand from professional actors working in Marist’s professional summer theatre company, River Valley Rep Theatre, as well as from regional actors and directors. The program includes attending live theatre locally and a Broadway musical in NYC. If you love theatre, you will love immersion in all aspects of this program—meeting professionals, attending performances, studying college level course material and honing your new acting skills.
Course Credit: Upon successful completion of the Summer Theatre Institute, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits for the Marist College course ENG 150L Introduction to Theatre, commonly offered in college’s Core/General Studies curriculum. Intro to Theatre is a required course for all Marist students studying in our academic theatre program.