Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performers Workshop Summer Session registration is now open

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Celebrating over 20 years of acclaimed musical theatre training for young thespians, the Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performers Workshop Summer Session registration is now open to new and returning applicants. This 5-week intensive program has been designed to meet the needs of beginning, intermediate and advanced performers interested in working in the theatre. The hands-on program utilizes both the classroom and the “production process” to train young people in the theatre arts. The program includes the production of musicals and one-act plays.   Led by theatre, TV and film veteran Michael Blevins, the summer session will run from July 13 through August 16 and culminates in a Festival of Shows from August 10 – 16.  Registration deadline for all applicants is June 30, 2015.

While no prior experience is required to participate, all new applicants must complete an interview session with program director, Michael Blevins, prior to acceptance into the program.  New applicant interviews will be held on Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7.  To schedule an appointment contact the CSC Administrative Offices at (908) 979-0900.  Tuition for the 5 week intensive is $995.  A full description of the Centenary YPW program may be viewed online at www.centenarystageco.org.

The Centenary Young Performers Workshop (YPW) is under the auspices of the Centenary Stage Company, a not-for-profit Equity Theatre Company in residence at Centenary College located in Hackettstown, NJ. The Centenary YPW is dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through the use of theatre art and serves as a greenhouse for cultivating young theatre performers, ages 8—18. The program is one of the few that offers both formal training and production experience for young people. Career-minded individuals can prepare for the rigors of a professional career, yet students not aiming for a professional career benefit from the program with its emphasis on discipline, self-worth and development of communication skills.

The 2014-15 season of performing arts events and programs at the Centenary Stage Company are made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and CSC sponsors, including Premier Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, The Holiday Inn in Budd Lake, and Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.

Photo:  YPW Summer Festival 2014:  The Who’s Tommy

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