RLTP Institute Summer Camp – Register Now for 2014!
RLTP’s SUMMER INSTITUTE
is the next step in our commitment to the development of not just great theatre, but great theatre artists.
to inspire a young generation of aspiring theatre artists and to prepare those young artists for Higher Education and for work opportunities in the Theatre Industry.
Parents of Students Ages 11-16…
WHAT DO YOUR KIDS
WANT TO DO THIS SUMMER?
The RLTP Summer Institute will make it possible.
Twelve-year old Brennan Mawhinney of suburban WNY wanted to mount a tribute to the classics of the silent film era. He wanted to play the Phantom of the Opera, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Charlie Chaplin… and he wanted to integrate props, costumes, complex lighting effects, and live music. Fortunately, Brennan had come to the right place in July of 2013 – when he stepped inside the inaugural session of Road Less Traveled Productions’ Summer Institute.
Not only did Brennan and his fellow aspiring theatre artists receive intensive and comprehensive instruction in solo and ensemble acting, storytelling & playwrighting, and theatre history from some of Buffalo’s most seasoned theatre professionals, but they enjoyed an option not available from any other WNY summer theatre camp: the option to present work that they conceived or selected, developed and rehearsed, and performed… in the way they wanted to.
The RLTP Summer Institute enabled them to do that work, supported their process, and helped them maximize both their product… and their experience.
Parents! This year, give your budding Star of Tomorrow a summer experience that tastes great and is good for them.
The RLTP Summer Institute’s SUMMER FUNDAMENTALS is a two-week/sixty-five hour theatre day camp – a FUN, FOCUSED, WORK-INTENSIVE, and (did we mention?) FUN program that will help young theatre artists build essential skills and prepare for higher education and professional work opportunities.
In Week 1, students develop and improve upon basic performance skills in a non-competitive and collaborative environment, and also get early exposure to essential advanced acting techniques such as Method acting styles and Linklater voice training… all under the guidance of professional working theatre artists and career educators.
In Week 2, the Summer Fundamentals faculty turns the steering wheel over to the students – who generate their own program of short scenes and plays, develop and rehearse them with peer and faculty support, and unveil them for an audience of family and friends at Final Presentations Night. Many of these short plays are original works created by the students themselves (the 2013 Summer Institute generated 11 world premiere short plays!).
Summer Fundamentals is held onstage and backstage at the Road Less Traveled Theater – an active and fully outfitted professional live theatre space!
Summer FUNdamentals keeps your kids out of trouble for two weeks – as they create and perform original & vital works of theatre, instead of sitting on their butts playing X-Box – and it might even HELP THEM GET INTO COLLEGE!
For older & more experienced Students (ages 16-19):
The RLTP Summer Institute introduces AUDITION PREPERATION & SCENE STUDY…
This advanced course is open to older students as well as alumni of the 2013 Summer Institute and will help them build and improve academic & professional audition skills; develop audition-calibre monologues; learn to efficiently read, analyse, and interpret scenes for “cold reads”; and perfect their rehearsal-environment scene study skills. Audition Prep & Scene Study will meet one night a week for six weeks from early July through mid-August and offer students access to some of WNY’s most accomplished theatre directors, actors, and academic instructors.
RLTP INSTITUTE FACULTY
The 2013 Summer Institute boasted a diverse slate of talented & passionate theatre professionals, including Josie DiVincenzo, Katie Mallinson, Victoria Perez, Bella Poynton, Bonnie Jean Taylor, Doug Zschiegner, and Sabrina Kahwaty… all devoted to providing students with a positive, inspirational, informative, and lively environment in which to learn and grow. Summer Institute Program Director JON ELSTON looks forward to welcoming these artists and more to the 2014 Summer Institute!
JON ELSTON co-founded Road Less Traveled Productions with Scott Behrend in 2002 and serves as RLTP’s Literary Director; is the founder and moderator of RLTP’s Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop (where he has helped develop plays and playwrights alike since 2005); and is a Theatre Arts instructor at Niagara County Community College. He’s been named Buffalo’s Best Playwright and Buffalo’s Best Writer in the Artvoice Best of Buffalo poll, is an Artie Award winner, and has seen his work presented at Broadway’s Circle-In-The-Square Theater and at the Kennedy Center, as well as locally. He is currently pursuing graduate degrees in Theatre & Performance at the University of Buffalo.
AGES: 11 – 16
DATES & TIMES: TWO full sessions are available for your family’s scheduling convenience:
July 7th through July 18th, 2014
July 21st through August 1st, 2014
Summer Fundamentals meets Mondays through Fridays, from 9 AM through 3:30 PM.
COST: $550 per student for each two-week session. Second great year for this unbelievable deal!
AUDITION PREPARATION & SCENE STUDY
AGES: 16 – 19; also open to alumni of Summer Institute 2013
DATES & TIMES: Tuesdays from 7 PM through 10 PM, July 8th through August 12th, 2014
COST: $250 per student.
To register, please contact us at (716) 629-3069 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All students must be registered by NOON on MONDAY, JUNE 30th, 2014.
RLTP’s Summer Institute will be held in the Road Less Traveled Theater @ MAFAC (Market Arcade Film & Arts Center) – 639 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 – in the heart of Buffalo’s Theater District, directly across the street from Shea’s Performing Arts Center!
Please note: Summer Fundamentals a focused, work-intensive, academic program for students who want to work hard and have fun!
Limited scholarship and financial support opportunities may be available.
SPACE IS LIMITED!