Year-Long Theatre Intensive Programs

Join us at centre stage

Command the stage and stretch your creativity! Year-Long Theatre Intensive students share a commitment to the art and craft of theatrical and musical performance – and they take the skills they learn with them, wherever they go.

Apply for these programs

We are no longer accepting applications for 2016-17 Theatre Intensives.   For more information about the 2017-18 Theatre Intensives, please contact Paul Moniz de Sá, Artistic Director, Theatre and Music.

 

Be a part of something special. Our Year-Long Theatre Intensive Programs are a place to belong, where others share in your larger commitment to the art and craft of theatrical and musical performance.

Your journey is a full year in the making. From September to June you work with industry professionals to take your skills to the next level. These programs are preparation for further study, including our Pre-Professional Theatre Program.

Showcases for Year-long Theatre Intensive Programs

Ages 9-12

Youth Musical Theatre Intensive

Youth (ages 9–12)

Learn to command the stage in this year-long musical theatre class. Improve your vocal technique and play with your voice’s tonal quality. Learn to match pitch, blend, and harmonize. Explore basic choreography, resonators, and breath work to better express lyrics musically and dramatically.

Prospective students of this class must have completed at least two Sessions of Arts Umbrella Theatre training, or equivalent.

Youth Acting Intensive

Youth (ages 9–12)

Begin to trust your actor instincts. This class will improve your rehearsal and performance skills through a variety of theatre exercises, character studies, and script work. Touch on varied acting techniques and styles including Laban, improv, film and character creation. Learn to experiment with emotional and physical character portrayals—all while collaborating with a class of like-minded young performers.

Prospective students of this class must have completed at least two Sessions of Arts Umbrella Theatre training, or equivalent.

Ages 11- 16

Musical Theatre Intensive

Ages 11–16

Act, sing, dance… and learn to command the stage! Young performers discover how to match pitch, blend, and harmonize, while also exploring choreography, resonators, and breath work. Vocal techniques and the voice’s tonal quality are also a focus of this program. As levels progress and the study of musical theatre intensifies, students get more comfortable on stage—refining their skills to better express lyrics musically and dramatically.

Prospective students of this class must have completed at least two Sessions of Arts Umbrella Theatre training, or equivalent.

Theatre Intensive

Ages 11–16

Places, please! Begin to trust your theatre instincts and improve your rehearsal and performance skills through a variety of theatre exercises, character studies, and script work. Students explore a variety of techniques and styles such as Laban, mime, and mask, while experimenting with breath work to help connect to and access different emotions. Young actors are empowered to make bold emotional and physical character choices. And as levels progress, you will be able to grow a wealth of tactics to use in your portrayals.

Prospective students of this class must have completed at least two Sessions of Arts Umbrella Theatre training, or equivalent.

On Camera Intensive

Ages 11–16

Create it and film it! Students collaborate to make an original short film to be screened at Arts Umbrella’s Winter Shorts, Come Together, and Expressions Festivals. A class of like-minded young actors collaborates to take their acting to the next level. The class explores techniques on how to be in the moment, how to surprise yourself in your work, and how to audition for film and TV. Make interesting choices on camera, all while gaining the confidence to take risks.

Prospective students of this class must have completed at least two Sessions of Arts Umbrella Theatre training, or equivalent.