OFFERING TWO BRAND NEW PROGRAMS!
GET WITH THE PROGRAM! BOTH of our summer intensives include...
ACTOR THERAPY (Lindsay Mendez and RSO’s revolutionary musical theatre workshop, working song interpretation, selecting the right “cuts” for auditions, and focusing on every actor as an individual to unlock the artist within)
DAILY DANCE training (focusing on Ballet and Theatre Dance)
ACTING techniques (Including monologue selection and study)
SCENE STUDY (Character study and collaboration with other performers, with field trips to notable actor’s resources like Lincoln Center Library, Drama Book Shop, and more)
VOICE LESSONS (technique, vocal health and general pedagogy with top NYC voice teachers)
HEADSHOTS with renowned NYC photographer MurphyMade
TICKETS to two shows during the session
A final SHOWCASE for industry professionals highlighting the student’s growth during the program
- … PLUS a MASTER CLASS with a different Broadway pro every day.
But a little more about the programs individually …
SO, HOW DOES IT WORK?
Both Programs run 10AM—6PM Monday—Friday for the two weeks of each program, and include the following courses, geared slightly different for each student group:
ACTOR THERAPY with Lindsay Mendez and RSO (daily 3:30p—5p)
Just like a golden age standard, this class never goes out of style. Lindsay and RSO will focus on each student’s individual needs- maximizing strengths while recognizing and helping improve weaknesses. Audition technique, book building, marketing your type, and ultimately discovering yourself as an artist are all components of this amozzzzing class.
DAILY DANCE in Ballet and Theatre Dance (daily 10a—11:30a, alternating styles)
Ready to WERK it out? Our fierce dance classes, taught by Broadway dancers and choreographers, will include a warm-up and technique training, as well as multiple combinations from Broadway shows. You KNOW you wanna kick ball change all over that.
ACTING TECHNIQUES (Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30a—2:30p)
In this class you’ll work on different styles of acting, as well as selecting and working on multiple monologues, ranging from classical to contemporary to Shakespearean. To be or not to be in this class is so NOT the question.
SCENE STUDY (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30a—2:30p)
Students are assigned scenes from class musicals and plays, and will workshop them with a working actor or director. Students can expect to examine two to three scenes each during their session.
MASTER CLASSES with a different Broadway Pro every day! (daily 2:30p—3:30p)
All of the above and 10 master classes to boot? (How’s that for a resume builder…) This will include Tony Award winning performers, directors, music directors, dancers, choreographers, agents, casting directors, writers, composers, and more!
Each program will enroll only 16 students, so class sizes are small to emphasize maximum attention per student.
But wait there's more below ... !
All of the above culminates in a SHOWCASE FOR INDUSTRY PROS (which may include agents, casting directors, and college admissions faculty) on the final day of each session, with students performing material they’ve been working on, curated by their instructors.
But Jesus Christ Superstar, there’s more! INCLUDED with tuition are:
- A 30-minute HEADSHOT session by acclaimed New York Headshot Studio MurphyMade at their official studio. Students will receive one retouched digital photo file, with more retouching options
- Two half-hour VOICE LESSONS (between 5—6p at various times)
- FREE TICKETS TO TWO DIFFERENT SHOWS in NYC sponsored by the friends of Actor Therapy
- plus Community-building HANGOUTS with teachers and students alike in the heart of Manhattan!
While Actor Therapy is unable to provide housing to students during their time in NYC, we do work directly with a student housing coordinator who will be able to assist you with your housing needs. Student Housing Associates helps students find safe dorm housing close to our campus in midtown Manhattan. Dorms are occupied by dancers, actors, singers and other artists here to study and take class in the city. To inquire about this housing option, please contact mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, students are allowed to live a commutable distance (i.e., Connecticut or New Jersey), as long as they appear on time to class every day.
The cost for each two-week program is $3250.00 USD — which includes everything listed above.
To enroll ...
DEPOSIT: Students (if under 18 a legal guardian) can place their non-refundable $275 deposit at the link below!
SUBMIT a headshot/photo and bio/resume and a video of the student performing in any facet (School performance, a song performed in a studio, or a monologue). This is for Lindsay and RSO's reference only, and is not an "audition." Submissions should be sent to: email@example.com.
Your enrollment isn’t complete until we have received both deposit and submission!
SPACE IS LIMITED, so grab a spot before they're gone. Enrollment closes no later than June 15.
Where is the Actor Therapy Summer Intensive located?
We will be housed at Pearl Studios (500 and 519, on 8th Avenue between 35th and 36th streets in Manhattan), which are easily accessible by blue, red, orange and yellow subway lines, as well as numerous busses, the PATH train, NJ Transit, LIRR and Amtrak to Penn Station. Basically … all roads lead to Pearl! (Note: some location days may change.)
Can a student enroll in BOTH programs?
YES, students 18-19 years old may take both programs back to back for an incredible month-long experience. (Two tuitions apply.) For discounts, see below!
I’m more of a singer-actor than dancer, or more dancer-actor than singer … is this still the right program for me?
As long as you have some level of experience in singing, acting and dancing, it’s totally normal to have strengths or weaknesses, and this program is perfectly designed to help students with their individual needs!
How many students will be enrolled in each program?
No more than 16 students will be enrolled in each Program.
I didn’t go to, nor do I plan to go to college for musical theatre. Can I still take the NEW YORK OR BUST program?
Can you? You must! This is ideal for you … as we know a lot of very talented people who decided the college route is not for them, and it worked out pretty darn well. :)
I have a conflict with one or more days of my session. Can I still enroll?
We allow up to one pre-approved day of conflict. (Known conflicts must be submitted at time of application. No conflicts are allowed on the first day of each session, or the final day of each session - which is the day of the student showcase.)
What does each student need to bring with them?
Dance attire; any or all sheet music in use by the student; some clothing options to showcase in; headshot/resume if applicable; plus the usual “school” gear. Students should also bring any medications that they are prescribed and take during the normal school year. Students are also encouraged to bring water in a reusable bottle every day as workshops will be physically demanding.
What will students do for lunch during the day?
Students will have a break for lunch every day and are welcome to bring food with them or will be allowed to purchase lunch from a local business. Students under 18 wishing to purchase lunch will be accompanied by an Actor Therapy staff member to a local business and back to the program studios.
Where can I find the teachers and artists leading the classes and workshops?
How are teachers and artists selected to lead classes and workshops?
RSO and Lindsay personally select each teacher/artist based on their knowledge and skill level in their related area of expertise relating to theatre and performing arts.
Are there any discounts?
• If you take both sessions: 10% off combined tuition.
• Equity Membership Candidate (EMC): 5% off tuition.
• AEA (Equity) Member: 15% off tuition.
• Two or more siblings taking the program: 5% off both tuitions.
• Previous students of Actor Therapy: 10% off tuition
After the deposit is paid, when is the balance due?
The balance for each student’s session is due one month before the starting date (June 16 for College Prep and June 30 for New York or Bust). If you are interested in discussing a payment plan, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: payment plan.
What if my plans change and I can no longer attend the workshop I signed up for. What options do I have for refunds?
Both the deposit and the balance, once paid, are non-refundable. That said, if a student must cancel their attendance between paying the deposit and paying the balance, then only the deposit is forfeited.
Does Actor Therapy offer scholarships or do any sort of payment plans with the balance?
Yes and no! We unfortunately will not be giving scholarships at this time, but we are happy to work out a payment plan option! Email us to inquire! email@example.com.
I have another question … How do find out more?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!