MainStage - ages 11 to 17
|Monday - Friday||8:30am - 4:00pm|
|6-Week Session||July 10 - August 18, 2017|
The MainStage program offers PGT students a comprehensive actor training experience, providing an opportunity to work with a dynamic and nurturing professional staff, in a state of the art facility, among peers who are as committed to a sound creative process as they are to a magnificent finished product.
Half of each day is spent in class, including Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance, Yoga, Stage Combat, Shakespeare, Improv and more. The full six weeks allows a deeper exploration of the craft within these classes — and allows us to offer some unique classes that only our six-weekers take, such as sketch comedy, and some special one-time workshops. The MainStage cast is divided into two groups for the classes portion of the day — Teens and Young Actors. They then come together as one cast for rehearsals.
The MainStage cast devotes three hours each day to rehearsal. Guided by their Director, Musical Director and Choreographer, the actors in the summer MainStage show are expected to approach each rehearsal as an opportunity to explore and experiment with the skills that they are learning in class, working towards nuanced and layered performances. A process-oriented environment pervades rehearsals, allowing a collaborative spirit to flourish among students and staff.
The Summer MainStage show will be staged in PGT’s 228 seat proscenium theatre. The MainStage show will be fully produced and designed, and, as with all PGT MainStage shows, chosen with an eye towards inspiring and challenging our students and audience. The MainStage title will be announced on the first day of camp.
Tuition cost information may be found on the summer registration form.
Students enrolling in Mainstage, Teen Conservatory or Young Actors Ensemble are required to audition to participate in PGT Summer Theatre. For the audition, young actors are expected to present a brief monologue and a song (each being 1-2 minutes in length). Students are expected to be fully prepared for their audition; audition material should be well rehearsed and committed to memory. Check our audition material page for possible monologues and ideas on where to find monologue collection books. You can also find a helpful list of audition “Do’s and Don’ts” on our audition tips page. If you have questions about preparing your audition, please email Rachael at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actors should bring to their audition a current photo of themselves and sheet music for their song (in the right key), so the musical director can accompany them on the piano.
Mainstage auditions take place in June. Teen Conservatory and YAE auditions take place during the week before camp begins. To register for PGT Summer Theatre, please complete the summer registration form and fax or mail it in. Registered students will be contacted with their scheduled audition appointment information.
We are looking for students with enthusiasm and an interest in the collaborative artistic process.
There is no audition required for PGT Kids, Little Theatre and Improv Week.