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Video auditions for the 2021 summer season are now open via Accept'd. If you've been accepted into the program in previous years, you do not have to audition again. Join us! We’d love to see you this summer - Registration is now open! For up-to-date information on COVID-19 and summer safety measures, please visit HERE.  Looking for further details? Check out our FAQs page.

Sunday,  June 27 - Saturday, July 10, 2021 | On-Ground, Residential


Students at Point Park's High School Summer Theatre Intensive receive comprehensive training in a professionally oriented 2-week program. Our program is based on collaboration, active participation and personalized instruction offered in a rigorous and supportive environment. 

Students attend classes and workshops five days each week, focusing in three areas: Acting, Musical Theatre and Stage Management and Design/Technical Theatre. All areas offer specialized, hands-on instruction and mentoring from the highest quality teachers and industry professionals.

Students must be accepted into the program before they can register. Please visit video auditions below.

This program is only open to on-ground, residential students. No commuter options are available due to COVID-19.

To participate in this exciting program, students must be entering grades 9-12 as of Fall. No prior experience is necessary in order to participate. A personal laptop is recommended. 

This program is open to the first 40 students who are accepted and pay the required deposit. Acceptance into the program is by video audition only. Candidates will be notified on a rolling basis by email of their acceptance status. Please apply early to ensure a spot!


Disclaimer:
This program is not related to the B.F.A Theatre degree programs at Point Park University. Our Summer Theatre Intensive is an independent educational opportunity offered through Point Park’s Department of Community and Summer Education, in cooperation with the Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA). If you need additional advice on admission to our Theatre Program—or any program in the COPA—please contact our Recruitment Office HERE.

To apply, please visit our Accept'd page: 


Overview: 

Video auditions must be submitted through our partnership with Accept'd, the world’s largest arts network. 

*Students are expected to present a professional appearance. Loose clothing, sweat-warmers, skirts and leg warmers are not permitted. Applicants need to secure long hair in a bun.


Video Audition Fee: 

All video auditions will be charged a $30.00 fee due upon submission. This payment will be collected via Accept’d by debit or credit card. 


Video Submission: D
ue by May 15, 2021  Extended until Saturday, May 29

Please be mindful that there are standard requirements for all students, in addition to specific concentration requirements. Candidates will be notified on a rolling basis by email of their acceptance status. The program is only available to the first 40 participants who are accepted and have paid the deposit. Please apply early to ensure a spot!


Standard requirements for ALL students

  • Video Essay: A 1-minute video essay introducing why you should be considered for this program
  • Resume: A one-page professional resume

Musical Theatre Interest

  • Standard Song: A Broadway standard song of 32 bars or less with or without piano or other accompaniment. We are looking for something that will best suit your current voice and skill level but which is not a pop song or part of some other "external" genre.
  • Movement Sample: A 1-minute sample of movement or dance representative of skill level.
    If your dance studio remains closed, we are happy to accept home videos containing some of the exercises (or with substitutions) including: a solo or short ensemble performance video with a description identifying which dancer is auditioning (i.e.: dancer in the blue costume, dancer who starts upstage right, dancer who enters downstage left, etc.). Videos of dancers taken from classes by parent observation or friends would also be admissible. We understand that we are all in a dynamic situation and will be flexible when it comes to reasonable limitations.

Acting Interest

  • Monologue: An age appropriate monologue not to exceed 1 minute in length

Stage Management and Design/Technical Theatre Interest 

  • Technical Portfolio OR Design Blueprint: Submit a portfolio of at least 3 images showcasing project experience or briefly tell us about a design idea you'd like to implement in the future 

Program Director: Eileen Grace

Eileen is an award-winning Director and Choreographer and former Broadway performer and Rockette.  She directed and staged the Radio City Christmas Spectacular touring productions for 9 years.  Her directing/choreography credits include over 40 musicals including Singin' in the Rain, White Christmas, On Your Toes, Guys and Dolls, Crazy For You, Anything Goes, 42nd Street, Annie Get Your Gun (starring Andrea McArdle), Fiddler on the Roof, Beauty and the Beast, No No Nanette (starring Donna McKechnie), The Drowsy Chaperone and The Boy Friend. She also staged the Rockette appearances on Jay Leno, Donnie and Marie, Oprah, the Columbus Day Parade, and the Today Show. She served as Artistic Director of the Rockette’s Summer Intensive Program and as Associate Producer for the theatre company Reagle Music Theatre of Boston and served as director for the annual Bradley Awards at the Kennedy Center in Wash. D.C.  Eileen was in the Broadway casts of 42nd Street, Will Rogers Follies, and in the international tour of My One And Only (with Tommy Tune). Her television credits include the Grammy Awards, the Tony Awards, One Life to Live, Macys Parade, the Kennedy Center Honors, the Late Show with David Letterman and Oprah. As an instructor she has taught master classes at universities, conventions and workshops around the country.

 

Private Voice Instructors: 

  1. Caryn Crozier
  2. Thespina Christulides
  3. TBA


Acting Instructors:

  1. Paul Reynolds | M.W. F
  2. Amy Landis | T, Th


Dance Instructors:

  1. Eileen Grace | M, W, F
  2. LaTrea Rembert | T, TH


Rotational + Supplemental Instructors:

 6/28: Physical Comedy, Paul Reynolds

6/29: Stage Combat, Michael Patyak

6/30: TBA

7/1: Self Taping, Amy Landis

7/2: TBA


7/5: TBA

7/6: TBA

7/7: TBA

7/8: Rehearsal

7/9: Rehearsal

Students must attend both weeks to participate. Partial weeks are not offered at this time.  


Important Dates:

Residential Check-In: Sunday, June 27 between 11am - 4pm
Residential Orientation: Sunday, June 27 at 4:30pm 
Residential Adviser Meet n' Greet: Sunday, June 27 at 7:00pm 

Program Runs: Monday, June 28 - Saturday, July 10

"Working" Showcase Opportunity: Saturday, July 10 | Time: TBD
The intensive culminates in a private showcase presented at the Pittsburgh Playhouse for family and friends during the final week of the program. Parameters subject to change depending on Covid-19. 


Class Outlook:

TIMES For WEEKS 1 & 2 (Mon. - Fri.)
8:20a-8:50a Breakfast
  Group A Group B
9:00a-10:30a  Acting Class Dance/Movement
10:40a-12:10p Dance/Movement Acting Class
12:15p-1:15p Lunch & Break
1:30p-2:30p Convocation - ALL Groups
2:30p-4:00p Voice Lessons* Rotational**
4:10p-5:40p Rotational** Voice Lessons*
5:40p Dinner 
7:00p - 9:00p Rehearsal Time / Evening Activites / Relax

Accepted and registered students will be further divided into 2 groups for the duration of the program. 

*Voice Lessons:
EACH student receives a DAILY 40 min private virtual voice lesson (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri). Wednesday will be a combined voice class. Students should bring any songs or materials they are currently working on. 

Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop to our program. This will be utilized during virtual private voice lessons. If a student does not have access to a laptop, please notify the Department of Community and Summer Education to obtain a lender.

**Rotational:
Classes in supplemental theatre areas will be offered. More details wil be annouced as plans are confirmed!

Acting
Conservatory-style training that offers a strong foundation in the art and craft of acting. Students receive comprehensive training in acting, dance, voice, and stage combat. Taught by Point Park faculty and industry professionals, this intensive of study emphasizes the creative process and includes instruction in script analysis, improvisation, scene & monologue work, stage combat, and Shakespeare verse techniques. 

Musical Theatre
This intensive focuses on acting, dance, individual voice lessons, interpreting music and lyrics, and audition technique. Taught by Point Park faculty and industry professionals, this area of study is for the serious student of Musical Theatre and emphasizes technical skill development and professional preparation.

Stage Management and Design / Technical Theatre
Housed in the award-winning Pittsburgh Playhouse, this area offers students the unique opportunity to work and study in our world-class facilities, including production & design labs; scenic & prop shops; and light & sound studios. Our students work closely with our professional Playhouse staff members in the area of Technical Theatre; Scenic, Light, Sound and Costume Design; and Stage Management.

Payment Information:

All payments are due before the start of the program. 

Registration and payments will be handled through our easy, user-friendly online registration platform, CampDoc. 

Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Electronic Checks are accepted. 
Payment plans are available.

Students receive a t-shirt, swag bag, and ID holder with their registration. 

Non-Refundable Deposit: 

A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 is required to reserve your space in the program. This amount will be applied to your total balance.  


Room/Board Information:

Residential students receive 3 meals on weekdays and 2 meals on weekends (19 meals total per week). All meals take place in the Lawrence Hall Dining Room.

 

Breakdown Total Cost: $2,395.00
Tuition $1,495.00
Room/Board $900.00


Available Discounts:
1. A 30% tuition discount is currently offered to Point Park University employees, alumni, and their immediate family members. Family is defined as yourself, your spouse, and/or your children. Room and board costs are not available for this discount.

Payment Information:

All payments are due Friday, June 18, 2021. 


Registration and payments will be handled through our easy, user-friendly online registration platform, CampDoc. 
Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Electronic Checks are accepted. Payment plans are available.

Students receive a t-shirt with seasonal swag and an ID holder with their registration. 

Deposit: 
A deposit of $300.00 is required to reserve your space in the program.This amount will be applied to your total balance.  Please review our FAQs for the most up-to-date information on cancellations and refunds. 


Room/Board Information:
Residential students receive 3 meals on weekdays and 2 meals on weekends (19 meals total per week). All meals take place in the Lawrence Hall Dining Room.

 

Breakdown Total Cost: $3,000.00
Tuition $2,000.00
Room/Board $1,000.00

Please Note:
Artistic merit scholarships are available. Each student will be considered and evaluated when their application is sent in. Scholarship amounts will range from $100 to $500. Scholarships are good towards tuition costs only. Room and board are not applicable. 
 
Available Discounts:
1. A 30% tuition discount is currently offered to Point Park University employees, alumni, and their immediate family members. Family is defined as yourself, your spouse, and/or your children. Room and board costs are not available for this discount.

Welcome to our campus!

All classes will be held on campus at Point Park University in the Pittsburgh Playhouse. Experience downtown's Center for Arts and Entertainment. 

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Address:
Point Park University
Pittsburgh Playhouse
350 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Equipment

Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop to our program. This will be utilized during virtual private voice lessons. If a student does not have access to a laptop, please notify the Department of Community and Summer Education to obtain a lender.

The option to live on campus during this program is available to students at least 14 years old.

We will do our best to fulfill roommate requests, but requests are NOT guaranteed. Students will have the opportunity to enter requests during the registration process. 

Each residence hall has multiple points of secure access to student living areas, such as keycards, access codes, and lock and key. 

Adult resident advisers live on campus to supervise students who are minors. Each adviser is responsible for eight to ten minors. Parents of participating students may apply to serve as a resident advisor. A limited number of positions are available. Interested parties should reach out to our department for more information. 

As an undergraduate student at Point Park, you’ll have access to opportunities only a world-class city can offer — and few universities can match — for a real-world, career-oriented education.

Consider a B.F.A. degree in theatre arts, acting, musical theatre or theatre production. To learn more, visit our Theatre Webpage
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Community and Summer Education Contact Information
Email SummerCamps@PointPark.Edu
Call 412-392-3457
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