The Summer Theatre of New Canaan offers a diverse professional quality theatre intensive program for high school students entering grades 9-12. The program is a 2-week immersion in a variety of theatre styles and techniques taught by Broadway and Professional artists. The High School Theatre Intensive gives students a new understanding of ensemble building and personal discovery, as well as the tools necessary to be both strong actors and informed theatre artists.
Each day is split into core training and workshops/ master classes.
Our core-training program is comprised of the following subjects:
- Theatre Techniques
- Musical Theatre
- Stage Combat
- Audition Prep
- Voice and Speech
- Theatre Creation
A typical Theatre Intensive day:
10:00am - 12:15pm
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Master Class / Rehearsal
1:15pm - 4:00pm
Industry professionals teach workshops and master classes.
A few of our previous guest artists have been:
(Broadway: Shuffle Along, Les Miserables, Beautiful, The Little Mermaid, Hairspray, Hair, Les Miz, Book of Morman)
Robin De Jesus
(Two time Tony nominee! Broadway: Rent, In the Heights, La Cage Aux Folles, Wicked) Pre Broadway: Aladin in Aladin
(Broadway: Urban Cowboy, Jekyll and Hyde. Television: Sex and the City, One Life to Live)
Awarded Best Actress in a Musical in CT by the CT Critics Circle.
(Emmy Award winner! Television: Another World, Law and Order, Law & Order, Law & Order SVU), Regional Theatre actress.
Dan Renkin (The Fight Guys):
Broadway and off Broadway, Opera, TV and Film fight and stunt choreography,
on faculty of the New York Film Academy, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts,
the Renaissance Theatre Academy and Circle in the Square Theatre School.
Doug Shankman choreographer:
artistic director of Contemporary Dance Arts, a company dedicated to creating new work for theater, film, and television,
instructor Broadway Dance. Awarded Best Choreographer in CT by the CT Critics Circle, Toured nationally with Broadway shows and national dance companines.
The High School Intensive students attend a Broadway show! It usually will include a talk back with the cast and or back stage tour. Students are also invited to all Summer Theatre professional productions, and are encouraged (on weekends) to assist our theatre staff to expand their experience. At the end of the program students will give a creative demonstration their new skills to an invited audience at our tent theatre in Waveny Park in New Canaan.
STONC. The Summer Theatre of New Canaan is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit professional regional theatre company.