Theater (Acting for the Stage)
|Dates||July 21 - July 26, 2013|
|Grades||9 - 12|
|Audition||No Audition Required|
|Tuition includes room & meals|
Grade entering in Fall 2013
Program Faculty: April Shawhan, H Richard Greene, Jon Monastero
This Theater Camp offers the student professional training in the theater. The week's activities involve intensive theater training through various approaches to the craft of acting through theater game techniques and improvisation designed to incite the creative imagination of each participant. The workshop is designed to intrigue and spark the actor's imagination and introduce them to new forms of creative theater through actor improvisation, comedy performance improvisation, movement, and theater games. Daily workshops will explore external performance techniques in comedy, improvisation, physical humor, line interpretation, rhythm and timing, movement, and stage combat.
** Check-In and Travel Information
Students check-in between 1 - 2:30pm on the first day of camp.
Flights should arrive into Los Angeles International(LAX) on the First Day of camp between 10am and 12pm.
Flights should depart from Los Angeles International(LAX) on the DAY AFTER camp ends between 9am and 12pm.
Transportation is available to and from Los Angeles International(LAX) for $30 EACH WAY + Additional $125 for overnight stay.
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Directors and Faculty
April Shawhan is an actress, director, and a member of the adjunct faculty of the UCLA Theater Department. She has brought her teaching talents to the Trinity Rep Conservatory, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Playwright's Horizons. She has directed and acted in countless plays on Broadway, Off Broadway and Regional Theater playing such roles as Blanche in Streetcar Named Desire, Jane Seymour in Hal Prince's Rex and Hero in Much Ado About Nothing for the Tyrone Guthrie. She brings her extraordinary talent, energy and guidance to the Theater Camp of the UCLA Arts Camp and along with other theater faculty has made that program into a major acting arena for young people.
H Richard Greene
H. Richard Greene is a powerful actor and passionate teacher. Now in his third season with the UCLA Arts Camps, he is a natural choice to head the new Theater Conservatory. Mr. Greene has directed The Actors' Labs at the Coronet Theatre since its inception in 1997, teaching advanced classes for the professional actor. He works as a private acting coach in both Los Angeles and New York. Mr. Greene has extensive Broadway and regional credits including Timon of Athens with James Earl Jones at the Yale Repertory Theatre and Taming of the Shrew with Glenn Close at the Washington, D.C. Shakespeare Festival. On The West Wing he portrayed Senator Royce, the Republican Majority Leader, and on Boston Legal he appears in the recurring role of Judge Hingham. Other recent television appearances include guest-staring roles on The District, The Practice, NYPD Blue, and Without A Trace.
Jon Monastero, an accomplished actor, is a founding member of the critically acclaimed clown show, Ten West. He has clowned and performed at venues across North America including the Mark Taper Forum, Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Bowl and the Center Theater Group as well as several regional theaters. Jon was awarded the 2008 Ticketholder Award for Special Events and Performance for his skill in commedia dell'arte and his commedia dell'Arte troupe I Zanni was a recent addition to the Orange County Performing Art's Center's Arts Teach artist roster. He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and has taught or given workshops in clowning and commedia dell'arte at California Institute of the Arts, Pepperdine College, USC, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Improv Oympic, Rio Hondo College and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. He is a big believer that the traditions of clown and commedia dell'arte continue to inform, impact and inspire actors today. Clown and commedia training enlivens and frees the performer to explore a wild, improvisational world while demanding honesty and commitment unlike that experienced in other approaches to performance. It addresses the human spirit and its liberation through the imagination, fantasy and atmosphere of play. UCLA Arts Camp 2010 is excited to have Jon join its faculty. He speaks fluent Italian, can talk your ear off about the Civil War and is wicked good at pratfalls and balloon animals!
Regarded as one of America's most prestigious universities, UCLA is home to the number one ranked theater department in North America. Bordered on the north by protected wilderness and on the south by Westwood Village, UCLA has long been known as an entertainment magnet for the entire Los Angeles area. Selected for their artistic and professional achievements, UCLA 's exceptional faculty from the School of Theater, Film and Television lead these inspiring workshops.
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UCLA is a tobacco-free campus. The use of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and all other tobacco products, as well as electronic cigarettes, is strictly prohibited by anyone of any age.
*Tuition does not include one-time registration fee($150), weekend stays, or airport transportation.
*College Audition Boot Camp tuition does not include room and meals or airport transportation.
If you have questions or need help registering, please call 888-497-3553
** USPA highly recommends that students secure travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, and/or medical emergency. For more on travel insurance, please visit: Assurance Solutions.
Dates, Prices, Directors, and Faculty subject to change without notice. The faculty is comprised of college professors representing their schools and professional industry artists. Images are of USPA programs, but may not represent actual program or location. Photos by Tito Deverya (UCLA TFT), Lauren di Matteo, and Chris Vanderhorst.
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