A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory to Host Summer Program for Kids & Teens, 6/16-8/22

A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory to Host Summer Program for Kids & Teens, 6/16-8/22

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Young Conservatory Director Craig Slaight announced today that applications for the Summer Session at A.C.T.'s acclaimed Young Conservatory for children and teens between the ages of 8 and 19 are now available. With an impressive list of alums currently impacting American stage, screen, and television, the Young Conservatory summer program features a wide variety of dynamic courses for both beginners exploring acting for the first time as well as young actors with previous experience. With 1-, 2- and 4-week sessions available, A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory Summer Program is a unique and engaging alternative to traditional summer camps. A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory Summer Session runs June 16 - August 22, 2014. For additional information and applications, visit www.act-sf.org/yc, call 415.439.2444 or email youngconservatory@act-sf.org.

Following A.C.T.'s acclaimed Master of Fine Arts program, A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory is an internationally recognized professional theater training program for young people. Young actors from throughout the world come to the Young Conservatory to develop their creative talent and to grow as young artists. Classes at the Young Conservatory are designed to develop imagination, concentration, character, professionalism, self-confidence and technique, and to strengthen the student's command of his and her body and voice. By training at the Young Conservatory, students gain the creative and communication skills to succeed in high school, college and beyond!

Says Slaight: "At the A.C.T. Young Conservatory we are committed to offering the most outstanding dynamic theater arts training for young people available anywhere. Regardless of age and level of experience our classes are structured to embrace the student and deepen their techniques and strengthen their imagination and confidence. From the beginner looking to explore their creative instincts to the young person who already has found a passion for acting, singing or performing we strive to create a supportive, professional, nurturing environment in the center of one of America's flagship theaters. For over 40 years, the A.C.T. Young Conservatory has played a significant role in the development of young people throughout the Bay Area - and beyond."

Classes in the Junior Acting program (for students entering grades 3 - 5) include:
Introduction to Acting
Physical Character
Story Theater
Theater Games

Classes in the Middle School Acting program include:
Junior Cabaret Ensemble
Musical Theater Workshop
Preparing for Auditions
Acting Technique
On-Camera Acting Workshop

Classes in the High School Acting program include:
Preparing for University and Conservatory Programs
Acting Techniques
Master Classes
The Actor's Dynamic Voice
Musical Theater Performance Project
Senior Improvisation
Directing for the Theater
Cabaret Ensemble

The A.C.T. Young Conservatory offers a broad range of theater training throughout the year for young people aged 8 to 19. The ten cabarets and four public productions offered throughout the year are designed to develop talent and creativity, as well as communication and cooperation skills, for young people with all levels of theater background. Working professional actors and directors lead students in a spectrum of classes, including acting, directing, voice and speech, musical theater, audition, and improvisation.

For additional information on A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory Summer Sessions, visit www.act-sf.org/yc.

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