January 2020 Update: Summer Camps and Teen Institutes 2021
We are currently in the planning phases for our 2021 Summer Camp Programs. We are continuing to evaluate the Covid-19 situation as it evolves. At this time, we are planning for in-person programs with safety measures in place per CDC guidelines as well as continuing some of our virtual options.
We offer Summer programs for students entering 1st grade through 19 years old. We will announce our schedule and open registration in Early February. Please check back for more information.
We are looking forward to an exciting Summer 2021!
A unique four-week training program for ages 13-19
2020 Session I
Public Works’ Musical Adaptation of Twelfth Night
A musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah & Shaina Taub, Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub
Directed by Deb Gottesman and Buzz Mauro
Named one of the best theatrical productions of 2018 by Time, The Hollywood Reporter and The Washington Post, Twelfth Night is a joyful musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy about mistaken identity and self-discovery.
Twelfth Night tells the gender-bending story of Viola, a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, and experiences living, loving and being loved in wholly unexpected ways. The perspective shift at the core of the show is captured in the lyrics of its final number, which encourages us to “see through the eyes of another, hear through the ears of somebody else.” With a rousing score comprising jazz-funk numbers, R&B ballads, and buoyant showstoppers, The Public’s Twelfth Night retains the beauty of Shakespeare’s language and while giving the play a truly contemporary feel.
Twelfth Night features many memorable characters and a lively ensemble with break-out roles and abundant solo opportunities. As part of their training, students cast in ensemble roles will also have the opportunity to rehearse and perform a solo in a student cabaret.
2020 Session II
A Chorus Line - High School Edition
Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Edward Kleban, Co Choreographed by Bob Avian
Directed by Aidan Quartana and Walter "Bobby" McCoy
Mondays – Fridays, 12pm–5pm July 20 – August 15, online
Cabaret Performance will premiere on August 13 and the watch party will take place on August 15.
About the Musical Theatre Institute
The Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is an intensive four-week training program in which participants rehearse and perform a full musical production under the guidance of esteemed professional directors. The idea behind the institute is to enable young artists to explore challenging, socially relevant material from the contemporary musical theatre world as they receive the intensive voice, movement, and acting training essential for professional-level performance. Past productions, including recent performances of Newsies, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Jesus Christ Superstar, Parade, and Rent have played to critical raves and sold-out houses.
The Musical Theatre Institute is designed to challenge young performers — both artistically and personally — while providing a supportive, caring environment in which to develop. Roles are open to experienced performers as well as those looking to build musical theatre skills. While the emphasis is on performance, students will also receive training in a wide variety of musical theatre disciplines during the rehearsal process, including: vocal production, acting a song, proper breathing technique, movement, building a character, ensemble acting, and more.
Location: Online, Virtual
Admission: Admission to the Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is by application and audition. Applicants will be accepted on the basis of their commitment to exploring the musical theatre craft, their willingness to collaborate in a group process of discovery with other young artists, and their ability to handle the demands of the musical score.
All applicants must complete a written essay expressing their interest in the program. Applicants must also prepare a musical theatre song for auditions that will be scheduled upon receipt of completed application.
Due to the limited nature of our enrollment, admission is competitive. You will be contacted shortly after the application deadline to schedule an audition. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered only if space becomes available.
Tuition: Tuition for each session of the Musical Theatre Institute is $900. If you are enrolled in MTIT1 and MTIT2, your total tuition will be $1,650. If you are enrolled in MITIT1 and the Summer Acting Institute, your total tuition will be $1,600.