|Dates||June 27 - July 21, 2013
||$1,800 (includes lunch)|
|Housing Dates||Check-In: June 26, Check-Out: July 22|
|Estimated Housing and Meal Fees
||Housing: $844 shared, $1,144 single
Meal Plan: $500-$620
||April 1, 2013 (Closed)
This workshop is no longer accepting applications.
High school students work with a director and graduate students from NYU to shape an original production of Shakespeare. This summer, we will be doing As You Like It. This program is unique in that the ensemble members will work with director, Nan Smithner, and a dramaturg to discover how a Shakespearean play resonates for them, within their own personal experiences. Using these connections as a source and inspiration, rehearse and perform, with the other ensemble members, your own vision of the play. The production will be supported by designers and stage managers and will be documented by a video artist.
This program will run for four weeks—June 27th through July 21st—FIVE DAYS A WEEK, from 9:00am-3:00pm. Lunch is provided every day. The experience will culminate in three public performances. There is a materials fee of $1,800 that includes covering the cost of lunches, a performance, DVD, and a t-shirt. There are some need-based scholarships available.
Nan Smithner, Director
All participants will be housed in unadorned dormitory bedrooms in multi-bedroom suites. Each suite typically has two or three bedrooms. Each bedroom has two or three beds and is furnished with a bed, desk, dresser and closet/wardrobe for each guest. If a resident is assigned to a single bedroom, he or she will not be assigned a roommate in their bedroom. Each individual suite has a bathroom shared by all occupants of the suite. There are no kitchens in our facilities used for short-term housing. NYU Summer Housing does not provide in-room telephone, television, or internet connectivity to short-term guests. Linens are provided; students should bring their own towels. Click here for more specific housing information.
The cost of the program is $1,800. Housing and meals are not included in program fee. Some need-based scholarships are available.
A great benefit of the Looking for Shakespeare workshop is the chance for students to experience life in New York City and Greenwich Village. The cost of living in the city is high. The activities fee students pay for the workshop covers only the primary cost of participating in the evening and weekend events and does not cover personal expenses. Students should budget for enough money to last the entire time they will be participating in the workshop. Students are encouraged to discuss expenses and decide upon a budget with their families prior to arriving in New York City.
Participants must be 13-18 years old to be considered (16 or older to qualify for housing).
If you would like to be considered for the workshop you must do the following:
• Submit a general online summer application
• Pay a $50 application fee (nonrefundable)
• Fill out a workshop questionnaire (select Looking for Shakespeare)
• For a live spring audition in NYC (dates below), email, Teresa Fisher, Producer, to request an audition time.
• Or, send in a DVD or online video (instructions here) of your monologue
Please prepare and memorize one Shakespearean monologue (download options here or you may choose one on your own to perform for your audition). We encourage you to choose a Shakespearean monologue that you like, regardless of the gender of the character.
Live auditions in NYC will be held on April 6th and 8th: To schedule a live audition, please be sure to include your contact information when e-mailing your request to our producer, Teresa Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org). This includes: phone number, mailing address, and your e-mail address as well as the name of your school and your year of study (i.e., high school senior). Also indicate when during the day on April 6th, between 9am-4pm, and/or on April 8th, between 3pm-7pm, you are available (i.e., between 9am-noon, between 1-3pm, any time between 9am-4pm).
If you cannot make the April 6th or 8th audition dates, but will be in the New York City area between now and April, email Teresa Fisher, Producer, at email@example.com and we will do our best to accommodate an alternate audition date.
If you are auditioning online or via DVD, send your audition materials postmarked no later than April 3rd to:
Teresa Fisher, Producer
Looking for Shakespeare
Music and Performing Arts Professions
35 West Fourth Street, Suite 1077
New York, NY 10012
If you submit your audition video online, you should put all your contact information requested above in the same email to Producer Teresa Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audition materials become the property of NYU Steinhardt and cannot be returned.
***PLEASE NOTE: Participants under the age of 18 who are staying in the dorms will be required to attend activities on practically every evening during the program. Activities will include trips to the theatre, concerts and visits to important sites throughout New York City.***