The Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill Announces AUX DOG PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY This Summer
The Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill debuts its Youth Summer Program, The Aux Dog Academy of the Performing Arts on July 8, 2013.
The four-week program intends to offer a unique approach that focuses on providing each student with an individually structured curriculum based on his or her creative talents and preferences. The program is designed to discover and nurture each student's natural talents and skills and expose students to current approaches in theater education.
The Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill is a premiere venue for developing new talent and new work. Students will work side by side with Teaching Artists who are professional actors, directors and designers themselves. The Academy's Teaching Artists hale from New York, Chicago and California and include Scott Schuster (Director of Aux Dog's highly successful tick, tick...BOOM! ), Daniel k Tabeling (currently playing the role Rodger Bart originated on Broadway in ALT's production of The Producers) and Joe Winter (Production Manager at the Aux Dog Theatre).
Program Director SheriDan Johnson is a graduate of St. Andrews University in Scotland and has performed in award-winning productions on stages in New York, London, Edinburgh and New Mexico; she was last seen in Aux Dog's acclaimed Southwest premiere of Venus in Fur. Producing Artistic Director Victoria Liberatori who will oversee The Academy is the former Artistic Director of the Actors Equity Theater Princeton Rep. She studied at Playwright's Horizons Theater School, The New School for Social Research and Ensemble Theater NY.
The Aux Dog Performing Arts Academy believes theater promotes literacy, creativity and self-confidence. Studies have shown that arts students are 4 times as likely to be recognized for academic achievement, as well as 3 times as likely to be elected class officer and 3 times as likely to win an award for school attendance. The Academy aims to create an educational environment that arms each child with the skills to help him or her succeed in life and in school. The Academy's objective is to produce students who love to learn.
The Aux Dog Performing Arts Academy will offer its students opportunities to act, design, audition and get hands-on experience backstage. Students of The Academy will perform daily but the summer's finale will be a production that gives each student a part on stage. The program is unique in that it will also allow each student to design and create set pieces, costumes, lighting plans and more.
This program is priced to be as inclusive as possible while ensuring the best resources for its students. Aux Dog Performing Arts Academy offers comparatively low tuition, early bird specials and intends to provide scholarship options on a case-to-case basis.
The program will run Monday through Friday from July 8 to August 2. Registration fees are $800 for the 5 day/4 week session. If student is registered before June 1, tuition is $650.