Freehold's Ensemble Training Intensive 2014-2015
Applications are available now: Applications to audition must be received by May 27th, 2014.
Auditions on June 4th.http://www.freeholdtheatre.org/events/2014/06/04/ensemble-training-intensive-applications-available
Freehold’s Ensemble Training Intensive (ETI) will return in Fall 2014, offering the only independent 10-month certificate program for dedicated adult actors in the Pacific Northwest. Our central aim is the development of core acting skills that are as delicate as they are vital, and too often overlooked. These skills will be taught by a celebrated and uniquely qualified faculty.
The Ensemble Training Intensive was created for the serious student who is ready to commit to the next level artistically and professionally. The curriculum focuses on developing the skills necessary to meet the technical demands of classical text and extraordinary contemporary material.
We limit the class size to 16 students and offer group and tutorial sessions. The course work is focused on:
*Opening up the artist’s access to natural inspiration, and availability to the life of the moment.
*Expanding their imaginative and transformational powers.
*Honing their physical and vocal powers via detailed anatomical discovery, development, practice, and conscious expression.
*Preparing the artist for many paths such as working as a professional, further study, or preparing as a teacher. It is a solid launching pad for the next step.The Courses
The curriculum includes dramatic action, movement, stage combat, voice and speech, solo performance development and production, classical verse structure and performance, auditioning and self-promotion, acting for film, and other special topics.Performances
Substantial, unique, and ensured performance opportunities at ETI will include public Solo Performances, Shakespeare Scenes, a Professional Showcase for invited industry professionals, and culminates in the development and performance of a Shakespeare play that will perform in Seattle, and tour to the non-traditional sites of Freehold’s Engaged Theatre Program.The Instructors
The ETI faculty includes some of Seattle’s most treasured performing artists, many of whom are working professionals with many years of excellence in their field in addition to their teaching experience. We have experienced that the integration of skills, encountered by the ensemble growing together, results in exponential growth.
Our Faculty includes Spectrum Dance Theater’s world-renowned Artistic Director Donald Byrd
will teach Movement for Actors; Author and Master Teacher of the Alexander Technique Cathy Madden
; Freehold’s celebrated Artistic Director Robin Lynn Smith
and Andrew McGinn
who is a Juilliard graduate, former Blue Man, and Broadway veteran will teach Acting; Seattle Shakespeare Company and New Century Theatre Company’s Amy Thone
will lead their training in Shakespeare; prized filmmaker John Jacobsen
will teach Acting for Film; vaunted independent artist Marya Sea Kaminski
will guide students through the development and production of unique solo performances; esteemed playwright, director, and actor Rebecca Tourino
will teach diction; Keira McDonald,
Master of Lecoq-based actor created theater will teach movement; Certified Teacher, Fight Director, and Fight Master with The Society of American Fight Directors Geof Alm
will teach stage combat and highly acclaimed actor Christine Marie Brown
will be teaching Auditioning and directing the showcase.The Participants
The program is designed for artists who are ready to take on the rigor and responsibility of this technical intensive that involves 30 hours a week in class and ensemble rehearsal, as well as individual practice and preparation time.Tuition and Schedule
Quarter 1: September 1 - December 16, 2014
Quarter 2: January 12 - April 27, 2015
Quarter 3: May 11 - June 26, 2015
The class schedule is in the process of being finalized with Faculty. Check back here soon for more specifics on the weekly class schedule. A probable weekly schedule is as follows:
Mondays: 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursdays: 7:00am to 12:00pm
Fridays: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sundays: 9:00am - 11:00pm
Tuition is $10,500 for 10-month program. Following acceptance, students will be asked to register and pay-in-full or commit to a payment plan.To Apply
If interested in applying to audition for ETI, please complete our online application or email our Associate Director at email@example.com
and we will follow up with you. Applications must be received by Tuesday, May 27th, 2014. Auditions are slated to be June 4th, 2014, at Freehold Theatre.
Students who completed the program have found professional work in New York and Los Angeles, as well as in local theatres such as The Seattle Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre, ACT Theatre, and in regional theatres beyond Seattle.