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    IRT Theater: Westside Experiment

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre Arts, Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Overview

    The Westside Experiment offers students the skills to create original devised theater in collaboration with a working theater company in residency at IRT. Students will explore and learn physical acting technique, movement, voice, and moment-to-moment acting choices.

    Since 2007, IRT Theater has served the downtown theater community by providing space, support and community for independent artists through its 3B Development Series. An offshoot of IRT’s 3B Development Series, the Westside Experiment offers students the skills to create original devised theater in collaboration with a working theater company in residence at IRT.

    The progressive Young Actors Laboratory program still covers all the theater essentials, like physical-acting technique, improvisation & script writing, but with a decidedly downtown twist. This years unique summer experience will include a fusion of sign language, spoken word, mime, storytelling, dance and music. This is a great choice for students, hearing, Deaf, and Hard-of hearing, who are interested in theater but eager to try something more offbeat than, say, Oklahoma. 

    No prior acting experience necessary. Artists of all disciplines encouraged to apply. Bring an open mind and have it blown away!