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TWELFTH NIGHT - by William Shakespeare


TUITION: $2000 - payment plans and tuition assistance available – see full application


DATES: July 1st through August 2nd - a full calendar of rehearsal and performance dates and times will be available soon


NOTE: Participation in Summer 2018 Intensives does not guarantee acceptance for 2019.





The acting intensive brings together a select company of dedicated students who are interested in immersing themselves in the study and production of a play. Participants will receive over 80 hours of dedicated training and performance time. This upcoming summer they will study, rehearse and perform an hour long student version of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. This unique production will incorporate original musical elements, allowing all students to be featured at their highest potential.


All students will receive valuable mentoring and instruction from industry professionals through our unique Add-On Experiences program. The Add-On Experiences give Student Company members direct access to the professional work happening on White Heron’s main stage, and change slightly year to year depending on White Heron’s schedule and artists. Past Summer Experiences included a lighting tutorial with SeaWife designer Jake DeGroot, acting with Outside Mullingar director Skip Greer, and costuming with Trinity Rep. and White Heron designer Amanda Downing-Carney. In addition to add-on workshops with White Heron’s creative team, Student Company members are treated to lunches with White Heron’s Equity casts. Additionally, students are offered the opportunity to sit in on tech rehearsals and from time to time parents are also invited to join students for final dress rehearsals/previews.


Additionally, Student Company members participate in Master Classes, focusing on technique and craft, lead by both Student Company professional educators and occasionally members of the White Heron Equity Theatre Company.


Participants Will:


  • Attend occasional WH rehearsals and engage in conversations with WH Equity actors to discuss character development and bond over the rehearsal process

  • Participate in Master Classes. Topics may include “staying true to the text”, “freeing the voice and movement of the actor” and “exploring the foundation of acting as a craft” through the exercises of Uta Hagen and other giants.

  • Keep a journal, recording their experiences and breakthroughs

  • Commit to a strict rehearsal & production schedule (15-20 hr./wk, more during tech week)

  • Find that Student Company staff and WHTC guest artists all have a student centered approach to their instruction.

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