Scottsdale Conservatory Theatre seeks students for boot camp

The Scottsdale Conservatory Theatre at Scottsdale Community College is gearing up for its 29th season and will be accepting students for its intensive summer “boot camp” in theater training. The professional training program runs May 31 through July 6.

Selected students will meet Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. To apply, students will have to audition and be interviewed, according to a press release. Twenty students will be accepted in acting and 15 in technical/design.

Acting students will be led by professional actors. They also will receive 10 college credits, taking classes in stage movement, mask, dance, voice and diction, and text analysis, character development, scene study, and musical theater.

All students will have performance opportunities alongside professional actors in a fully produced main stage production during the final week of the program.

The 9-credit technical program will offer classes in script analysis, career development, props, lighting, set, costumes, and make-up design. Students also will receive hands-on production design experience in the full-length production.

Auditions and interviews are scheduled for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on April 16. Call Chloe Smith, Theater Arts Assistant, at 480-423-6356 to arrange an audition time. Auditions will consist of two contrasting memorized monologues not to exceed four minutes total.

Interviews for the technical/design positions will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23.

To download an application and learn more about the program, visit  http://www.scottsdalecc.edu/academics/departments/fine-arts/theatre/conservatory.

Limited scholarship opportunities are available for incoming SCC freshmen or current SCC Theater Arts majors, the release stated.

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