Nick Blaemire, Susan Blackwell, Deidre Goodwin and More Take Part in NC Summer Intensive, Beginning June 30
By Michael Gioia
Nick Blaemire, Susan Blackwell and Deidre Goodwin are among the artists taking part in The Performing Arts Project Summer Intensive June 30-July 21 in North Carolina.
The 21-day program, which is entering its second year, trains young adults in acting, dancing and singing and is held on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.
The summer intensive is led by TPAP artistic director Jonathan Bernstein and associate artistic director Neil Patrick Stewart, who will be joined by industry professionals including Broadway artists Ken Alan, Blaemire, Blackwell, Grady McLeod Bowman, Dave Clemmons, Nancy Dussault, Goodwin, Kaitlin Hopkins, Rick Pessagno, Ron Piretti, Jim Price and Susan Misner as well as Monica Raymund ("Chicago Fire") and Abigail Spencer ("Rectify"), among others. .
"I firmly believe that this program teaches everyone - including the faculty - to be better, bigger, more open, curious people," said Misner in a previous statement. "It teaches you not to give up on yourself or your collaborators. And that no matter what profession these students choose; to work from a place of artistry and integrity always."
According to The Performing Arts Project, "The schedule is rigorous and the atmosphere thrilling: the faculty considers the students to be fellow artists, and treats them like professionals during a 13-plus hours-a-day, seven day-a-week program of study."
The Performing Arts Project is "committed to assembling young aspirants from all over the world, from all walks of life. Of paramount importance is to provide access to Performing Arts Project programs for those who would not otherwise be able to afford it." Scholarships to attend the Summer Intensive are available, including one in partnership with the Kennedy Center.
For more information, visit PerformingArtsProject.com.
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