High School Repertory Theatre Production Summer Program

The six-week repertory theatre production is a pre-professional training experience that gives students a concentrated immersion into acting and life in the theatre. Students participate in a company ensemble that produces a large-cast play from classical or contemporary theatrical repertoire, with full design and technical support.

  • In 2012, Ken Ludwig, two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright, spent two weeks with students as they worked on a production of his play Midsummer/Jersey.

  • Henry V, summer 2014

  • 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, summer 2013

  • Midsummer/Jersey, summer 2012

  • Jane Eyre, summer 2011

Program length: 6 weeks
Program dates:
June 21, 2014 to August 4, 2014
Tuition: $7,485
Age range: Grades 9-12

Summer 2014 programs have concluded, but we'd love to have you join us next summer! Click here to join our mailing list, and you'll be among the first to know about summer 2015 programs.

During this six-week program, students participate in the following:

  • Repertory theatre production rehearsal
  • Acting technique classes
  • Theatre topics classes

The summer 2014 production will be Henry V by William Shakespeare.

The session culminates in a five show run of the production, performed in Harvey Theatre. View 360-degree virtual tour

Guest Artists

Interlochen offers students the opportunity to study with some of the top artists and educators in the field. The theatre department regularly welcomes visiting artists. Recent guests of the department include Anthony Rapp (RentLittle Shop of Horrors), Barrett Foa (NCIS:LA, Avenue Q,The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeMamma Mia!), Kevin Chamberlin (SeussicalThe Addams Family), Heather Headley (The Lion King,Aida), and Mary Beth Hurt (Crimes of the HeartThe World According to Garp).

In 2012, we were fortunate to spend two weeks with playwright and director Ken Ludwig (Midsummer/JerseyLend Me a TenorMoon Over BuffaloThe Adventures of Tom SawyerLeading LadiesAn American in ParisCrazy for You and many more). Watch the video.

Audition Requirements

  • Video file #1: Contemporary monologue, less than two minutes in length, from a published play.
  • Video file #2: One monologue from Shakespeare that is less than two minutes in length.

Additional Opportunities

Faculty

J.W. Morrissette

Director, High School Repertory Theatre Production, Interlochen Arts Camp

Chair of the Theatre Studies Program, University of Illinois

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