Start looking forward to warm weather, and to the return of Two River’s program for theater lovers in grades 7–12! Summer Intensives 2019 runs for three weeks in July, and each week offers students a chance to create an entirely original show every Friday.
The Onstage Track is for actors, singers, dancers, and writers who want to perform; and the Backstage Track is for designers, artists, stage crew, aspiring directors, and technicians to work behind the scenes. Students are encouraged to take the Track in which they feel most comfortable, or to learn entirely new set of skills by trying a different Track. Or to sign up for multiple weeks and try everything!
The program returns after its 2018 debut, but the 2019 shows will be entirely new; created by the students and shaped by the directors, the shows evolve around a theme to include what interests the ensemble, what moves them, and what they love. Last year, that meant Hamilton with Panic! at the Disco with spoken word selections from Spring Awakening alongside original poetry and slam tap dancing, lighting and costumes and set-building and shadow puppetry paired with selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Next year—the options are without limit.
Created as they are over the course of just a week, the Summer Intensives gives a perfect look into all that it takes to dream up an idea, create it as a team, and bring it to life onstage. It’s the theater-making process, condensed into 5 days.
For its second year, the team of professionals leading the Summer Intensives Backstage and Onstage Tracks returns, with the Onstage Track led by Director Devin Fletcher and Musical Director Elliot Roth, and the Backstage Track led by Director Lea Anello and Assistant Director Shane O’Neill. Plus a roster of incredible guest teaching artists, covering everything from creating text to movement to stage combat to costume design to set creation and beyond.
Summer Intensives is for students going into grades 7–9 and 10–12 and runs for 3 weeks in July: July 8–12, July 15–19, and July 22–26. The camp is $475 for one week; sign up for two or more and save 10%! Full and partial need-based scholarships are available, visit tworivertheater.org for more information.