Academy/Outreach

Depot Theatre Academy

The Depot Theatre believes that youth and families exposed to theatre and the arts are enriched in important ways that add value to their lives in the early stages of learning development as well as later in life.

 

The Depot Theatre Academy is an education and outreach program for artists ages 8 an older who are enrolled in school or college, led by theatre professionals from of the only professional Equity theatre in the Adirondack park.

NEWS

PHYSICALLY DISTANCED; ARTISTICALLY CONNECTED.

Alternate Depot Theatre Academy 2020 program offered!

June, 2020 – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Depot Theatre Academy program originally planned for 2020 will be postponed to a future season.

However, in anticipation of, and pursuant to New York State’s approval of our region entering phase 4 for Arts / Entertainment / Recreation/ Education industry businesses, the 2020 program will be replaced with a physically-distanced outdoor program, under a big tent adjacent to the Whallonsburg Grange Hall!*

Even though it will be held in the great outdoors, SPACE IS LIMITED, and participants will be accepted in the order of registrations received. Interested participants can register at the link below, or by filling out the registration form and sending it via USPS. Please submit any questions about this new program to Kim Rielly at krielly@depottheatre.org.

*Refunds will be issued if program is canceled.

Tent site for the 2020 Depot Theatre Academy program adacent to the Whallonsburg Grange.

 

 

2020 Program Dates

JUNIOR PROGRAM (ages 8-12):

July 13 – 24, 2020, Monday- Friday, 10am – 5pm

SENIOR PROGRAM (ages 13+):

July 27 – August 7, 2020, Monday-Friday, 2pm – 6pm.

 

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION FEE:

$300/participant. If registering two or more participants, the first registration is $300, subsequent participantregistration will be $200/student.

NOTE: Multiple participant discount is not available online. If registering additional participants at the $200/participant rate, please download, print and send in the Registration Form.

A parental/guardian waiver form with health and safety procedures and protocols will be distributed to registrants prior to the first day of the program.

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS:

The registration fee may be waived in cases of financial hardship. Generally actors will be considered for a scholarship if they qualify for the free and reduced price lunch program at school. This information will be kept strictly confidential.

Junior Program Details

Junior ACADEMY Program registration includes:

  • Workshops led by Equity professionals in acting, voice, and dance.
  • Live musical accompaniment for rehearsals and performances.
  • Opportunities to interact with and learn from visiting professional theatre personnel.
  • The Depot professional team will identify and assign customized performance material for each participant. The individual and collective performances will be recorded into one video compilation, which will be provided to parents/guardians at the end of the program, and presented in a public showing at an outdoor location (conditions permitting).
  • 2020 Depot Theatre Academy t-shirt

PARTICIPANT AGES: 8-12

PROGRAM DATES: July 13-24, 2020
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals are from 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
PROGRAM REHEARSAL LOCATION: Outdoors, under The Big Tent, in the lot adjacent to the Whallonsburg Grange Hall

STAFF:

ARTISTIC and MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Adam Tilford
DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER: Jackie Robertin
PRODUCTION ASSOCIATES: Michael James Roy and Maddie McClouskey

THE 2020 DEPOT THEATRE ACADEMY JUNIOR PROGRAM IS GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY THE ROGERS-CARROLL FOUNDATION.

Senior Program Details

Senior ACADEMY Program registration includes:

  • Work with professionals in the industry
    – Workshops with a professional lighting designer and Set designer
     – Workshops with the Producing Artistic Director collaboration/directing scenes.
     – Working on the voice and diction with professional Voice Coach
  • Scene and song study using modern day Broadway hits (such as Dear Evan Hansen, Hadestown, Mean Girls and many more).
  • Audition Prep for College/High School
  • Access to Depot staff and Equity professionals to receive college theater preparation assistance.
  • Participants will also receive instruction for acting on-camera.
  • Customized songs, parts, dance routines for  each participant
  • 2020 Depot Theatre Academy t-shirt
  • Subscription to the Depot Theatre 2021 main stage season
  • All participants will take home a demo reel! 
            ▪ (A demo reel is a compilation of work that shows their range in two minutes or less. It’s like an audition without a script so that agents, casting directors, and producers can see what the actor looks like on camera and get a sense of their acting abilities and on-camera presence.)

PARTICIPANT AGES: 13 and older and enrolled in school (inclusive of home school and college)

DATES:
July 27-August 7, 2020, Monday- Friday, 2pm-6pm (TIMES ARE FLEXIBLE DUE TO FORMAT OF PROGRAM TO ACCOMMODATE FOR PARTICIPANTS’ SUMMER JOBS, ETC.)
PROGRAM LOCATION: Depot Theatre, and Whallonsburgh Grange Hall – under the Big Tent

STAFF:
ARTISTIC AND MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Adam Tilford
SCENE DIRECTION: Adam Tilford, Jackie Robertin

The Depot Theatre Academy is generously underwritten by the Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation.

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