Students in the six-week theatre design and production summer program get hands-on experience in all aspects of production including costume, set, lighting and sound design. Students participate in designing a fully-realized show, an experience that culminates as their work is showcased in a live performance. Applicants with a limited portfolio are encouarged to apply.
Working under the supervision of professional faculty and staff, students will have the opportunity to concentrate on their primary area of interest while developing a variety of other design skills. Students will utilize the variety of specialized work and performance spaces housed in Interlochen's theatre complex.
Throughout this six-week program, students will participate in:
- Fundamentals of Design
- Theatre lab work
- An apprenticeship program
- One or two addional elective classes
Venues include Corson Auditorium, Harvey Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, and Penn Hall. The program is also supported by the 5,600-square-foot, fully equipped Harvey scene shop and the Mallory Costume Shop, which houses a 15,000 piece collection and a 4,500-square-foot workroom.
- PDF file #1: A detailed outline of previous production experience and technical knowledge.
- PDF files #2-5: Images of your designs, constructions or fabrications, as well as examples of related artistic skills.
Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a theatre design and production major for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.
Instructor of Theatre Arts, Theatre Design and Production
Professor of Theatre Design and Production, Cornell College
Resident Designer, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre