Summer Theatre Institute
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Offered Session 1:  June 28th - July 11th, 2015

Are you passionate about theatre, performing and seeing shows? Would you like to study theatre at college as a vehicle to a variety of career paths? The Marist Summer Theatre Institute offers you a 13 day “test-drive” of a college theatre course on the beautiful Marist campus. This program introduces you to college-level material, as well the unique experience of living on campus. Mornings are filled with acting lessons, scene study and reading of plays, and afternoons are spent learning the roles of theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, playwrights and producers. You will work closely with Marist faculty and professional artists that visit our class. Our program also includes seeing live theatre, both locally and with a trip to Broadway with a backstage tour (last summer’s Theatre Institute toured “The Book of Mormon” and had a private talk-back with the cast of “Jersey Boys”.)  The program culminates with a final showcase for an invited audience, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your new skills from your two-week hands-on experience.  Best of all, we keep our program small so that your experience is an intimate and rewarding one. 

If you love theatre, you will love immersion in all aspects of this program—learning from college faculty and professionals, applying performance skills, studying college level course material, attending productions and meeting new life-long friends.

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion of the Summer Theatre Institute, each student earns three transferrable college credits for the Marist course ENG 150 Introduction to Theatre. Intro to Theatre is a required course for all Marist students with English majors or Theatre minors, and also counts as Core Fine Arts credit for all Marist students.

Please see below for the 2015 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.

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