Online Theatre

Ages:

12-18

Dates: July 27, 2020 - August 7, 2020
Tuition

$500 per 2-week session

M-F: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Overview

Overview

The Summer at Sem Theatre Program is proud to offer a robust virtual theatre program for the summer of 2020. In this two-week program, actors will learn various aspects of the theatre world through our masterclass series, work alongside Broadway professionals, and receive personalized one-on-one training with our accomplished theatre faculty. We are excited to continue offering numerous performance opportunities in our virtual format as well!

What we offer:

  • > One-on-one coaching sessions 3-times a week
  • > Masterclass series 2-times per day
  • > Moderated Q&A sessions with Broadway professionals
  • > Final virtual showcase to perform monologues, songs, & group numbers

Our Director

Meet our Director

Jeremiah Downes

Jeremiah Downes is an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at West Virginia University. Prior to his transition into teaching full time, he spent almost two decades as a successful singing actor in Philadelphia and New York City, appearing in leading roles and in world premieres with some of Broadway’s finest. A sought-after teacher, masterclass clinician, and coach, he continues to maintain a studio in New York City and Philadelphia. His clients have found success on Broadway, in film and on television, in opera houses, and in recording studios.

Previous Guest Artists

Previous Guest Artists

Madge Dietrich , 2019 Summer Season

Billy Bustamante , 2018 Summer Season

Nicole Van Giesen , 2018 Summer Season

Ryan Scott Oliver , 2018 Summer Season

To see people who have truly made it in the industry was amazing and then for them to help us and give us advice on how we can possibly make it was phenomenal.

Stanley M., Theatre Student

Why choose the Summer at Sem Theatre Program?

Masterclass Series

Masterclasses will take place twice daily for 90 minutes each and will focus on a variety of topics taught by the Summer at Sem Theatre faculty.

Acting Methods

Learn the basics of acting, including use of imagination, given circumstances, character, and text analysis to fully bring a performance to life in rehearsal and on stage.

Auditioning

Discover tips on how to select the perfect audition materials. Learn how to prepare and rehearse them for both professional and college auditions. Begin building your own audition package!

Business of Musical Theatre

Want to know what goes on behind the curtain? This masterclass explores every aspect of working in professional commercial musical theatre from investigating directing, producing, stage managing, music directing, choreography, and more!

Musical Theatre History and Literature

It is important to know the history of your art form. Study major works (and individuals!) throughout the history of musical theatre.

Shakespeare

A true theatre artist is dynamic. This masterclass serves as an introduction to understanding and performing Shakespeare with a particular emphasis on text.

Broadway Q&A Sessions

An exclusive opportunity!

Actors, composers, directors, stage managers, casting agents, and other industry professionals will be interviewed by our Director of Theatre with time for questions from Summer at Sem Theatre students.

One on One Coaching and Instruction

Enhance your Craft

Enjoy one-hour sessions with our Director of Theatre three times a week. Here, actors will work on monologues, songs, audition packages, and performance skills.

Virtual Showcase

Take the Stage

Every Summer at Sem Theatre actor will be featured online in our Virtual Showcase performing monologues and songs they’ve studied over the course of the program. The showcase will be featured online and will be available for anyone to view and enjoy!