Summer 2020 Programs

Tuition Assistance Is Available

for all White Heron Student Company programs. For information, please email Jenna Tremblay at Jenna@whiteherontheatre.org

Program One: Digital Mixtape : Volume IV: Resurgence 

The WHSC anchor program returns for its fourth incarnation this summer using our recent experiences in a time of isolation and social distance, to explore what connects us as a society, individuals and as creative artists. We use various technology and multimedia platforms to help us with our voice, vision, artistry and social conscience by blending the students work with technology and media.  Advanced Musical Theatre Dance and Voice: This newly added element to the Mixtape rehearsals centers around training students in voice, dance and movement with the expressed goal of preparing our actors to self-tape auditions, prepare a video audition submission in both dance and musical theatre and have preparation skills to allow confident auditions whether live or video submission. With the help of our two musical directors and two choreographers we focus on not only training and technique, but the creation of video submissions in musical theatre and dance that are ready to send out at the end of the class.

10:30am-12:30pm Wednesday, July 1st; Thursday, July 2nd & Friday, July 3rd

10:30am-12:30pm Tuesday and Thursdays July 7th through July 23rd
10:30am-12:30pm Monday through Friday July 27th through August 14th
One on One Session Scheduled by Appointment Weekday Afternoons 1:30pm-3:30pm

Showcase of final work available by last of course

 Cost of program: $2,500.00

Program Two: Advanced Acting Shakespeare: Script Analysis and Keys to Unlocking Shakespeare Introduction to Acting

This course is a focused dive into Shakespeare’s plays from the point of view of the actor. We will approach the texts as living, urgent, and vital works capable of making profound impacts on an audience. Through a combination of monologue, scene work and sometimes song we will explore character, actions, and the extraordinary use of language. Our work will include close study of Shakespeare’s verse and prose, as well as developing strong vocal and physical techniques necessary to fully embody these powerful texts. This class culminates in the performance of two contrasting Shakespeare monologues which are simultaneously videotaped and ready for any online submission.  One on One Private Coaching: This newly added element of our Shakespeare intensive allows our team of teaching artists are to tackle any specific one on one coaching that our student company needs to focus on.

10:30pm-12:30pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday July 6th through July 24th.
Special Saturday Showcase of work on July 25th
One on One Session Scheduled by Appointment Weekday Afternoons 1:30pm-3:30pm

Cost of program: $1,200

 

Extra Offering: Building an Audition Book  

Any student signed up for our summer programming can also participate in this class. Participants will learn how to select and prepare audition materials for high school, college and professional theatre auditions. This process includes current information on headshots, resumes, monologue prep, musical theatre audition cuts and callbacks techniques. Students will learn directly from our professional teaching artists, and will be supplied with information on careers in theatre, marketing yourself as an actor, networking and the business side of our craft. As the class concludes, students will have a full book with specifically crafted pieces audition ready.

6:30pm-8:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays
Session 1: July 6th – July 22nd & Session 2: July 27th through August 12th
One on One Session Scheduled by Appointment

Cost of program: Included with enrollment of Mixtape or Shakespeare

 

*Build a Book” classes are $350.00 if you are not signed up for any other

programs and wish to only take this workshop.”

 

Extra Offering: Performer’s Workshop Masterclass Series

 

These masterclasses are comprised of various practical exercises to develop the fundamentals of vocal and physical acting. Covering multiple styles and genres we explore serious investigation into creating a more well-rounded artist with a larger toolbox for acting.

Masterclass times TBD Available to all White Heron Spring and Summer Season Students

Cost of program: Included with enrollment of Mixtape or Shakespeare

Extra Offering: Cyber-Cabaret

All students who participate in our spring and summer courses are automatically registered for our Cyber-Cabaret. The theme for our Cyber-Cabaret is ‘The Art of Self Expression.’ All participants will be coached through musical theatre and a variety of genres expressing the importance, especially today, of expressing ourselves through art and its healing powers. The cabaret will culminate in an in-person performance on our White Heron Stage. This final product can happen as our season ends this summer, or as a season opener in the future. Within this experience there lies coaching on musical theatre genres, how to self-tape, and the audition process itself.

 

Hours: All rehearsal sessions scheduled according to student’s individual summer schedules.
Available to all White Heron Spring and Summer Season Students.

To Apply - email Jenna  Tremblay at Jenna@whiteherontheatre.org