SpringboardNYC is described as a college-to-career transition program — including workshops, seminars, master classes and field trips — that introduce college students to the professional theatre world in New York City.
The program, which is limited to 35 participants, is open to college students who are currently in their junior or senior year of study. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis between now and April 1 for the June 2009 session.
Subjects within the seminars include resume development, interview technique, audition technique (monologue, cold reading and on-camera), and a mock open call. Throughout these seminars participants are provided with ongoing feedback and evaluations from working industry professionals. Participants will also attend Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, as well as the dress rehearsal for the 2009 Tony Awards.
Additional sessions are held with various members of the professional theatre community, including general managers, press agents, company managers, and those in all aspects of commercial and non-profit theatre.
Complete information and application materials are available at www.americantheatrewing.org/springboardnyc. Founded by Randy Ellen Lutterman, SpringboardNYC has featured participation from such noted theatre personalities as actors Cynthia Nixon, Billy Crudup, Liev Schreiber, Audra McDonald, Paul Rudd, Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Emerson, Martha Plimpton; directors Lonny Price (110 In the Shade), John Rando (Urinetown), and Leigh Silverman (Well); composers Jason Robert Brown (Last Five Years) and Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx (Avenue Q); musical directors Kimberly Grigsby (Spring Awakening), Seth Rudetsky (The Ritz) and Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Company); and director/choreographers Jerry Mitchell and Rob Ashford.
The American Theatre Wing is a not-for-profit service organization dedicated to education and excellence in the theatre. Visit www.americantheatrewing.org.