The Drama League has announced the launch of its first-ever pre-professional training program for college-aged actors and directors. The week-long workshop will employ Broadway and Off-Broadway teaching artists, who will help prepare aspiring young actors and directors for a career in the theatre industry.
The workshop will be held at The Drama League Center in New York City, as well as at Stump Sprouts Retreat Center in Hawley, Massachusetts. The program will kick off with a Professional Industry Day in New York City, which will consist of panels and seminars with professional artists and producers, before taking in a Broadway or Off-Broadway performance. The following day, students will head to Hawley.
During the private retreat, participants will take part in Master Workshops including Classic Text Approaches, and The Audition Room (From Both Sides of the Table), as well as classes specific to the actor and director programs. At the conclusion of the week, students will apply the techniques and approaches learned to rehearse and stage site-specific scenes of classic theatre.
Applications are now open. For more information call (212) 244-9494 ext. 102 or visit DramaLeague.org/SPTI.