Welcome to the Summer Pre-College
Theatre Performance Program at Marist If you love theatre and are passionate
about acting, this program is the place for you. The goal of the program is
twofold: to introduce practical training of the actors craft, while also
developing a variety of skills that can be applied to a host of career paths.
Over the course of 13 days, you’ll begin to learn what it takes to be part of the
broader theatre community. You will learn college level performance techniques
during hands-on acting lessons, theater games, and rehearsals of scene work. You will explore the different professional roles that make up the world of theater.
From actors and directors to playwrights and producers, you will have the
opportunity to interact with Marist faculty in the theatre program, as well
as take workshops with professional actors and directors that we invite into
class. Of course, our theatre performance program would not be complete without a
visit to the Big Apple. We will spend a day in New York City attending a
Broadway musical and also take a guided backstage tour. Our program culminates
with a small showcase of your final acting scenes presented for your family
and invited guests. If you are interested in a real, hands-on theatre experience, I
invite you to spend 13 days of your summer with us, and immerse yourself in all that the Marist campus has to offer.