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Theater Academy Company
Arvada Center Theater Academy Company
The Arvada Center Theater Academy offers talented youth, ages 13 – 18, a small-enrollment, high-level, in-depth program of theater instruction. This program is designed for serious actors who are interested in progressing as an artist and who desire a career in acting. Theater Academy Company actors perform in two productions each year and deepen their skills and knowledge in the areas of character work, scene study, auditioning, and production training.
Auditions are held in Spring and Fall of each year. Actors age 13-18 who are interested in a comprehensive, school-year-long theater training in a professional setting are welcome to audition. For the audition, students should prepare a one to two minute memorized monologue or reading as well as 16-24 bars of music (accompanist provided).
Audition times should be reserved in advance by calling 720-898-7200.
Questions should be directed to Lisa Leafgreen, Education Coordinator at 720-898-7236.
Our theater company students interact with professional directors, choreographers, actors and technical theater experts in a professional theater environment. With a Lort B Actors’ Equity theater producing eight productions each season, the Arvada Center has the resources and professional expertise to provide youth actors a unique theatrical experience and instruction. Our goal is to inspire students to grow as theater artists through this exposure to theater professionals.
Arvada Center Theater Academy Company Director Announced
Gavin Mayer recently directed the Arvada Center’s critically acclaimed Main Stage production of Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde Teen Intensive production. He also directed the Arvada Center’s Teen Intensive productions of All Shook Up and Hairspray, the Musical. Mr. Mayer recently received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing from Florida State University. He served as the Director of Theatre at Pomona High School for 10 years and is a past recipient of The Jefferson County “Inspiration Through Creativity Award,” The Jeffco Schools “Commitment to Diversity Award” and was recognized by KUSA-TV Channel 9NEWS as one of “9Teachers Who Care.”
Tuition and Schedule
Tuition $1225 includes all rehearsal and performance fees (payment plan is available)
Mon., Tues., & Thurs., Sept. 10–Oct. 18, 2012 -- 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Mon.-Fri., Oct. 22-Nov. 1, 2012 -- 4:30-9:30 p.m.
Mon., Tues., & Thurs., Jan. 14–Feb 28, 2013 -- 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Mon., Tues., & Thurs., April. 15–May 23, 2013 -- 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tues.-Sat., May 28-June 8,2013 -- 4:30-9:30 p.m.
We encourage our Theater Academy Company actors to participate in their school performing arts programs. Our goal is to support and compliment these programs, not replace them.
Student actors who are accepted into the company should plan on attending rehearsals 3-4 evenings each week each semester. Our fall, winter and spring semesters are 6 weeks long and culminate in a production on the Arvada Center Main Stage and Black Box Theaters or in a mock audition in front of a professional director, producer and/or choreographer.
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