Theatre

Theatre

Status:

Ages 12-18

Dates (In Person) July 9, 2023 - July 30, 2023
Tuition

$1575 Day /$3350 Residential

At a Glance

Actors who join the Summer at Sem Theatre summer camp program will discover acting, dance, and vocal skills, along with stage presence and performance coaching. Our comprehensive program allows students to develop stage skills while working as a collaborative ensemble.

All theatre students will get the chance to participate in one-on-one working sessions with our Director of Theatre in their acting, singing, and auditioning skills. Individualized attention for each summer theatre student offers participants of all backgrounds and experience levels an opportunity to engage in working on stage, and off. Theatre students will meet and talk to theatre professionals from all facets of the industry currently working on Broadway in our master class series.  Performance opportunities showcase students in our state-of-the-art performance spaces and on our beautiful campus. In recent summers performances have included musical theatre, Shakespeare, pop/rock music, original monologues and scenes, and fully produced Broadway musicals.

 

 

Our Director

Meet our Director

Maya Hana Evans

Since earning her BFA from NYU Tisch, Maya (she/her) has worked as a performer, director, producer, designer, and teaching artist in New York & Chicago. Pre-pandemic, she directed & produced Spring Awakening at the Secret Theater, where she also served as the Director of Education. She most recently performed in the original play Watchlist at the Tank, directed a concert reading of Revelation Manhattan for GreenRoom42, and produced/asst. directed Pete Rex with The Dreamscape Theatre at 59 E 59th. Maya also assisted with costume and prop design for PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic during its Off-Broadway transfer. She directed the Summer Youth Academy at White Plains Performing Arts Center for three years, and she’s currently designing and teaching with the Westchester Sandbox Theatre. Next up – costuming Cabaret at Iona University this spring. Additional credits include The Butterfly’s Day (The Clarion), Kingdom of the Clouds (Theater 80 St. Marks), In Fields Where They Lay, (The New Ohio), Wild Women of Planet Wongo (Parkside Lounge), Blood & Water (The Kraine). Connect with her online at mayahanaevans.com!
Detailed information about the 2023 Season will be coming your way in the near future. We hope to see you at our Open House on Sunday, March 26, 2023.

2022 Guest Artists

2022 Guest Artists

Joey Contreras , 2022 Summer Season

Previous Guest Artists

Previous Guest Artists

Stearns Matthews , 2021 Guest Artists

Matthew DiCarlo , 2020 Virtual Guest Artists

Jillian Louis , 2020 Virtual Guest Artists

Madge Dietrich , 2019 Summer Season

Charlie Gilbert , 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

Theatre Auditions

 

Requirements

  • Campers should submit an audition that includes a monologue from an American copyrighted play/theatre piece not exceeding one minute and a musical excerpt from a Broadway show not exceeding two minutes, with accompaniment. Please refrain from submitting any a cappella singing. Your video submissions are not “auditions” in the traditional sense, they are used to give the director and faculty some insight into your performance skills and training. Have fun!
  • In addition to an audition, campers must also submit a completed online application.
  • In lieu of an audition students can arrange a Zoom interview with our director. Please contact info@summeratsem.org to schedule.

Guidelines

  • Use the best available visual and audio devices possible. Film as if at a live audition.
  • At the beginning of the audition:
    • State the camper name, age, and place of residence (US state or country if international)
    • State the name of the monologue/song
  • At the conclusion of the audition:
    • Have the camper state “I have reached the end of my audition” and repeat their name.
  • Naming the Audition File:
    • [Program] Audition: Full Name, Date
    • Theatre Audition: Taylor Smith, 01/02/2020

Submitting an Audition

Videos should be submitted via your CampinTouch account under the documents/forms tab..