Upcoming Training Opportunities:
MUSICAL THEATER BOOT CAMP: SUMMER PERFORMANCE INTENSIVE
Join YMTC this summer for a three-week theater immersion! Take just one week or all three!
Monday - Friday, 9 - 3 pm at NOCCS
July 14-18: Creating Character
July 28-August 1: Movement and Choreography
Tuition: $395 (Tuition Assistance is available). ** Take both classes and receive a 15% discount.
Classes are open to students 7th-12th grade.
CREATING CHARACTER with ANNA ISHIDA
Students will learn how to take their vocal performance to the next level whether in an audition, a recital, or on stage in a production. This week will focus on preparing and developing the musical number as an actor, providing sudents will an opportunity to work with eachother on text work, physical choices, intention, raising the stakes, and more. Solo and group selections will be assigned and rehearsed. Students will perform their work on the final class day. This is an excellent workshop for students interested in auditioning for YMTC's upcoming season.
MOVEMENT AND CHROEOGRAPHY with ANNA SMITH
The final week will focus on movement in a musical. Students will learn basic and advanced warm ups, dance combinations focusing on various musical theater styles such as jazz, tap, and hip-hop, as well as embodying physical choices through performance of a song or scene. Students will perform selected pieces on the final day of class.
SUMMER INTENSIVE TEACHERS
ANNA ISHIDA has performed locally with ACT, Central Works, Crowded Fire Theatre, Impact Theatre, Boxcar Theatre, Shotgun Players, and the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. She tours regionally/internationally with Beowulf—A Thousand Years of Baggage an exhilarating SongPlay based on the 9th Century epic poem (New Yorker's 2009 Top 12 Best Off Broadway shows & recipient of the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Herald Angel Award). Stars in SF director, H.P. Mendoza's critically-acclaimed film I Am a Ghost. 2012 recipient of the SF Bay Guardian Outstanding Local Discovery Award for Theatre. Education: Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts and Mills College. www.annaishida.com
ANNA SMITH is a local teaching artist with Cal Shakes, Berkeley Playhouse, and Redwood High School in Marin County. Anna will also be starting work with the education department with 142 Throckmorton in Mill Valley, teaching self-designed acting curriculum. As an actor, she has performed with the Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Ray of Light Theater Company, and CCCT.
Tania Johnson is a singer/dancer/actor who particularly loves helping young people develop their artistic voices. Tania has performed with local companies including San Francisco Playhouse, 42nd Street Moon, and TheatreWorks and is a proud recent graduate of Notre Dame de Namur's Summer Music Theatre Conservatory. Recent music direction projects include productions with Bay Area Children's Theatre, Berkeley Playhouse, The Marsh Youth Theatre, Woodminster, Alameda High and Jewish Community High School. Tania has played keyboard in several orchestras for YMTC productions, and is very excited to be a part of the Summer Performance Intensives.
Ben Malkevitch is a vocal coach and music director based in San Francisco and Berkeley; he has worked with Lamplighters Music Theatre, Cinnabar Theater, and Livermore Valley Opera. He has served on the faculty of Notre Dame de Namur University and Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. This summer, he will be assistant conductor for West Edge (Berkeley) Opera’s production of Philip Glass’s Hydrogen Jukebox. Ben is music director at the First Congregational Church of San Francisco. He holds an MM in collaborative piano from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
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