Intro to Dance: Musical Theatre
February 28 - April 4
6 IN-PERSON SESSIONS
Mondays 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Instructor: Alison Russo
Ever wanted to learn the Cell Block Tango? Students in this class will spend the first hour learning warm-ups and best practices, as well as the technique and vocabulary for jazz-based dance. The second hour of class will be devoted to learning a dance combination. This class is suited for all levels of dancers but requires rigorous mobility. Students should wear comfortable clothes they can move in, sneakers, jazz or character shoes, and bring a water bottle to the first class.
Comedy Scene Study
May 18 - June 29
Instructor: Fred Sullivan Jr.
Bring the funny. Learn strategies and techniques of acting in a comedic scene or play. This class is formatted for actors of varying levels of experience through partnered scene work. Exciting contemporary plays and scenes suited to individual student needs will be rehearsed focusing on the nuts and bolts of comedy from text-analysis to developing on your feet verbal and physical timing. This class culminates in a showcase evening of rehearsed work. Learn by doing. Rehearsal outside of class time is required. Please prepare a monologue for the first day of class.
Introduction to Acting
May 19-June 23
Instructor: Steve Kidd
Explore the techniques and vocabulary essential to understanding the craft of creating a performance through basic improvisation, monologue work and scene study. This class is open to raw beginners who are curious about theater and performance skills—or those who are simply interested in discussing acting through more informed eyes. Learn by doing. This class will not culminate in a final showcase but rather build skills week by week which can be applied to future classes.
Fill out the GSI Intern Application. Applications will be looked at and considered on a first come, first serve basis. Summer internships are offered from June to early August and follow our camp schedule.
THIS SPRING IN THE STUDIO
GAMM SUMMER INTENSIVE
Gamm Summer Intensive (GSI) is a professional theater training program for high- school students focused on studying and performing Shakespeare. It is for serious young actors looking to expand their skills in a professional setting, with high goals and expectations. Campers attend rigorous daily rehearsals, participate in workshops taught by working theater professionals in various fields, and perform in two Shakespeare productions.
GSI is by audition only. To schedule a ten minute audition please email Kate Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students should prepare a 3-5 minute classical monologue to be performed at the audition and bring a head shot and resume (if available). Students will be notified by email regarding their acceptance to the program within the month following their audition.Scholarships are available through our PLAY program.
GSI is also a training program for college-aged interns looking to explore the craft of directing, costume design, dramaturgy, or theater education in a professional theatre setting. Staff members receive hands-on experience with the theater arts through a fun and intense internship. Visit here to apply.
GSI Camp Dates:
June 24th-July 22nd
Monday through Friday
July 18th, 7pm (Hamlet)
July 19th, 7pm (Much Ado)
July 20th, 2pm and 7pm (Much Ado & Hamlet)
July 21st, 2pm and 7pm (Hamlet & Much Ado)
GAMM SUMMER YOUTH
Gamm Summer Youth is for students entering grades 3-5 who are interested in exploring the art of performance creation in a fun and supportive environment. This summer program will focus on basic theater skills while emphasizing creativity, enjoyment and personal growth. Over the week-long program young actors will expand their skills in a professional setting through activities such as mime, creative movement, set-design, improvisation and role playing which will develop individuality and group cooperation and result in a final performance for family and peers. Scholarships are available.
Click here to learn more about our theater training program for high school students. Auditions are March 29 or May 5. Reserve a 10-minute audition slot by contacting Kate Hanson at email@example.com or 401.723.4266 ext. 122.
TEEN TECH TEAM: Join our Teen Tech Team to learn what happens backstage at a professional theater. Team members will be on call to help hang and focus lighting equipment, build and dismantle sets (a.k.a. strike), and other projects as needed. Learn how to safely handle and use tools, organize props and costumes, and get a behind-the-scene look at how plays are made!
Email Susie Schutt at firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 723-4266 ext. 121 for details.
Comedy Scene Study
May 27-June 24
7 sessions: 6 classes & 1 private session to be scheduled with the instructor
Instructor: Fred Sullivan Jr.
Bring the funny. Learn strategies and techniques of acting in a comedic scene or play. This class is formatted for actors of varying levels of experience through partnered scene work. Exciting contemporary plays and scenes suited to individual student needs will be rehearsed focusing on the nuts and bolts of comedy from text-analysis to developing on your feet verbal and physical timing. This class culminates in a showcase evening of rehearsed work. Learn by doing. Rehearsal outside of class time is required. *Class size limited to 12 students.
ONE TIME ONLY!
GSI Internships for College Students
College students are invited to apply to be intern instructors for our summer acting camp. Interns are mentored by professionals in their field. Please fill out an application and send it in with a cover letter and resume. Click here for more information. Application Deadline: March 21st, 2014. We are no longer accepting applications. All positions have been filled.
GAMM SUMMER INTENSIVE
GSI Campers in grades 9 - 12 develop and sharpen their acting skills by way of Shakespeare. Campers participate in rigorous rehearsals in this four-week, high intensity experience, culminating in two full scale productions for the public.
Gamm Summer Intensive: July 11 - August 5
Monday - Friday (10am - 4pm)
Performances: August 4 - 7
Tuition: $1,000 (Registration link will be sent to accepted students)
To audition: Please prepare a 3-5 minute Shakespeare monologue and bring a resume and headshot (if available) to your audition. Monologues should be memorized and demonstrate an understanding of the text.
Auditions will be held on March 24th, April 20th, and May 23rd. Please email Kate Hanson at email@example.com to schedule your ten minute audition. If you are unable to attend one of these three audition dates, we may be able to schedule a private audition time.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (2019)
The Gamm partners with numerous community-based organizations such as Connecting Children and Families in Woonsocket, Central Falls Parks and Recreation Department, and Providence After School Alliance to add a creative, engaging theater component to their camp experience. Interested in partnering with us? Please contact the Education Department.