RLTP Institute Summer Camp – Register Now!
Aspiring Theatre Artists (and parents of Aspiring Theatre Artists!) Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP), WNY’s most progressive and exciting production company, is now accepting applications to the RLTP Summer Institute, the flagship program of our ongoing Education Initiative.
RLTP’s Summer Institute offers two great classes during the Summer of 2013: Summer Fundamentals (intended for students ages 11-16) and Audition Prep & Scene Study (ages 16-19).
RLTP Summer Institute classes are held at the Road Less Traveled Theater – an active and fully outfitted professional live theatre space.
This comprehensive introduction to Theatre and Drama provides young theatregoers and budding Theatre practitioners (ages 11-16) instruction in solo and ensemble acting, theatre history, storytelling & playwriting, and design basics.
Students split each day of this intensive three-week summer session between engaging in active skill-building exercises and hands-on, dynamic Master Classes, hosted by several of Buffalo’s most seasoned theatre professionals.
Through exciting acting exercises, theatre games, and mini-projects, students actively learn about:
Styles of Acting
(How to invent, build, research, and/or develop a character)
(How to prepare to play a role; how to memorize lines)
(Working in an ensemble; working with directors and other actors)
Instruction also is provided on the following topics, often featuring prominent professional guest artists from the WNY theatre community:
A Brief History of Theatre
(A tour of a professional theatre space)
Introduction To Drama
Direction: What Does The Director Do?
Principles of Design
Lighting, Sound, Set Design & Construction, Wardrobe, Stage Management
Introduction To Playwriting
Students are introduced to all aspects of the theatre profession in this expansive survey, while they simultaneously develop and improve upon basic performance skills in a non-competitive and fun collaborative environment. Individual students are encouraged to focus on aspects of the theatrical production process that appeal most to them, based on their interests and on their previous experience (if any).
The three-week long program culminates in a final presentation, open to family and friends, in the form of a short ensemble dramatic production that students have helped conceive and execute.
AUDITION PREPARATION & SCENE STUDY
This advanced course for older and more experienced students (ages 16-19) helps develop and improve skills essential to auditioning, in both academic and professional environments. Students learn strategies for presenting highly effective, polished, and impressive Audition pieces, and learn to efficiently read, analyse, and interpret scenes for “cold reads” (a common challenge in many audition scenarios).
RLTP INSTITUTE FACULTY
Jon Elston 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 Theatre and at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, as well as locally. Jon co-founded Road Less Traveled Productions with Scott Behrend in 2003 and serves as RLTP’s Literary Director. Jon holds an arts degree from Ithaca College.
Steve Brachmann is a project coordinator for Road Less Traveled Productions and a graduate of SUNY Fredonia’s BFA Acting program. He has worked professionally as an actor, stage manager, and director in Buffalo, NY, and hosts “Coffee Talk Fridays” at the Road Less Traveled Theater.
Jon and Steve will be joined by some of WNY’s most prominent and respected theatre artists, such as Lisa Vitrano, Donna Hoke, Bonnie Jean Taylor, Doug Zschiegner, Maura Simmonds-Price, and more!
(Guests artists subject to change.)
The RLTP Institute invites young theatre lovers and aspiring theatre artists to enroll in one of our two spectacular courses:
AGES: 11 – 16
DATES & TIMES: TWO, identical, three-week sessions are available, one from July 8th through July 25th, 2013 and the other from August 5th through August 22, 2013. Summer Fundamentals meets Mondays through Thursdays, from 9 AM through 3 PM.
COST: $550 per student for each three-week session.
AUDITION PREPARATION & SCENE STUDY
AGES: 16 – 19
DATES & TIMES: Mondays from 4 PM through
7 PM, July 15th through August 19th
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, JULY 1st, 2013.
RLTP’s Summer Institute is held in the Road Less Traveled Theater @ MAFAC (Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre) – 639 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 – in the heart of Buffalo’s Theater District, directly across the street from Shea’s Performing Arts Center!