Dear A.C.T. Students and Families,
We’re going to offer whatever we can that is safe for and engages our students, whether that is smaller group theatre classes in-person, online classes, or a combination of those things. We’re aiming for July for start dates (though we have online classes running now too!) Whatever deposits you’ve paid may be applied to these upcoming programs, once we have them in place. We miss our students so much and we are still planning what is feasible as the news changes so rapidly day to day. If you haven’t already, please follow us on Facebook and join our email list to stay up-to-date.
Yours in the Arts,
DATES & TIMES
Monday, June 22 to Friday, July 10, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Arts Festival Day – Saturday, July 11, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(No Classes on Friday, July 3rd)
In the event of excessive school snow days, times are subject to change.
(Some classes have a lab fee)
To spark creativity and build self-confidence by experiencing the arts in a challenging, supportive and fun environment.
The Academy of The Company Theatre Summer Workshop is for students ages 8-18.
Each student chooses six classes per day.
ACT Summer Workshop offers over seventy classes in the performing and visual arts.
Offerings for All!
A.C.T. Jr (ages 5-7)
For the youngest students, A.C.T. Jr. is for ages 5 to 7 in a shortened, age-appropriate program each Workshop day from 9:30-12:00. Children spend each morning learning songs, dances, crafts and theatre play. This newer offering is designed to introduce young ones to the arts and explore their creativity! Students in this program will enjoy performing for their families on Thursday, July 9th at 11:30 am and do not attend classes on July 10-11. Tuition: $450
CHILDREN (ages 8-18)
Children will pre-select their 6 classes, attending from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Preview last years’ classes below. Highlights from performance classes will be presented on July 11th at the Arts Festival.
TEENS (ages 14-18)
We are offering our teens a variety of options in order to fit their busy schedules. Teens may attend our summer workshop the same as always, choose six classes per day. 9:00-3:00 pm or attend ½ day workshop, 9:00-12:30.
Actors start off with On the Scene, exploring acting technique through contemporary scene work, culminating in the performance of a fully-realized performance. Students continue with a choice of classes including Ace Your Audition, Movement for Actors, Directing, and Stage Combat.
Dancers & Singers can join Showtune Workshop, an intensive musical theatre class, and Musical Theatre Workshop (11-18), where students write and perform their own mini-musical. Dance electives such as choreography, hip hop, jazz, and tap will be offered to round out their learning.
All students perform at A.C.T. Summer Workshop Arts Festival on July 11th.
Bring It On Production (Ages 13-19) 12:00-4:15 pm Tuition $450
Students arrive at noon and eat lunch with their fellow A.C.T. Workshop members, then head to rehearsal at 12:30 pm. Cast members will work on the production of Bring It On to be performed on July 9, 10, and 11 at 7:30 pm. Additional rehearsal days will take place before A.C.T. Summer Workshop begins, schedule T.B.A.
Cast members of Bring It On cannot be CITs due to time constraints.
Bring It On is by audition only. $5 audition fee.
Teens who are cast in Bring It On are encouraged to attend morning classes as well. Tuition for both programs is $1145.
REGISTER YOUR CHILD
Please call the Box Office to Register at 781-871-2787
A non-refundable deposit of $400 is required to complete registration.
We offer a 10% sibling discount, please call the Box Office for details.
Late in May, we will email you a link to choose your classes.
You will be registered in the classes in the order your class request is received. There is a capacity limit on class size, so please submit a first and second choice for each class period. Every effort is made to fit students into their first-choice classes. However, this is not always possible. Please be aware of this when you register.
SEND IN YOUR FINAL PAYMENT
You will receive a confirmation of your class schedule and your total balance due including lab fees. Please pay for this immediately. All tuition and lab fees must be paid by June 8th, 2020.
ENJOY ACT SUMMER WORKSHOP
MAKE FRIENDS – MAKE MEMORIES – MAKE ART HAPPEN!
– FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS –
Does my child bring lunch?
Yes, children are required to bring lunch clearly labeled with their name. Snacks and beverages are available for sale all day. Lunch is also available to purchase from Not Your Average Joes on a weekly basis. Details will be provided to registered students.
My child will start First Grade in the Fall – can they attend?
It is preferred that your child is at least eight years old and/or has completed First Grade in order to participate in full days. Children who have not yet attended First Grade are encouraged to join A.C.T. jr
Can my child bring a friend?
Yes. Students may bring a guest for a maximum of two days. You must complete an emergency form for the friend and pay a $90.00 per day fee. Guests shadow students in their classes, please keep in mind that guests may not be able to participate in performance-based classes.
Do you offer scholarship assistance?
Yes. The Donald Messinger Memorial Scholarship offers partial scholarships based on need.
What is a Counselor-in-Training and Junior Counselor-in-Training?
A Counselor-in-Training (CIT) is an assistant to the counselors during classes. A Junior Counselor-in-Training is an assistant to the CITs and workshop staff. Cast members of Bring It On cannot be CITs due to time constraints. All CITs receive a tuition discount.
We cannot attend the Arts Festival Day. Should I not sign up my child?
Most of the classes are geared towards a final project for Arts Festival Day. But, not all classes are performance classes. Your child is welcome to attend, we just ask that either he/she choose non-performing classes or that he/she informs their counselors on the first day of classes.
Who are the counselors?
Each summer we hire experienced musicians, actors, directors, dancers, and artisans with a passion for teaching to share their craft and inspire your child.