Summer Theatre Intensive
Fill this summer with imagination and creativity
Join the School of Theatre for a fun-filled, enriching, affordable camp experience for middle school and high school students! Summer Theatre Intensive is an opportunity to become fully immersed in every facet of the world of theatre, regardless of experience level. The only requirement is an active mind open to imagination, collaboration, hard work, and, of course, lots of fun.
Study with master teaching artists
Learn from Berkeley Rep’s nationally recognized teaching faculty. These theatre professionals and teaching artists are committed to training the next generation of theatre artists through their respective areas of expertise. Faculty credits include works at American Conservatory Theater, Barrymore Theatre (Broadway), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Old Globe, San Francisco Opera, Second City, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company—to name a few.
Middle school Summer Intensive:
Create an original radio play! Explore the mystery and the power of the airwaves! Heightened drama, hijinks, and wild scenarios play out as students perform the dramatic action with their voices to take their audiences on an amazing aural adventure. In collaboration with a professional writer/director, students develop their own story, and build a soundscape as an integral aspect of their show to wow family and friends. Acting, voice, and movement classes will be incorporated into the core, skill-based programming.
High school Summer Intensive:
Students experience the thrill of creating and performing in an original play! Students explore their own voice and vision while collaborating with professional playwrights, directors, and videographers/editors to create a mind-blowing virtual play. We’re excited to include mixed-media classes as well as maintain important standards such as acting, voice, and movement classes. Students are challenged to take imaginative risks as they apply and showcase the skills they’ve learned in classes.
Filmmaking and Acting Intensive
Unlock your inner filmmaker while exploring your smartphone’s camera, or your family camcorder or DLR camera’s full filmmaking potential! This do-it-yourself filmmaking class will focus on building acting for the camera skills, screenwriting, filming, and how to put it all together with editing software. This filmmaking and acting intensive will cover theory, pre- and post-production, and concludes with a final screening for family and friends. Students will be immersed in on-camera acting theory and practice. Students will perform for the camera multiple times to develop and demonstrate their understanding of acting for film. The intensive will shift gears, taking students behind the camera to learn film theory from all major disciplines, including screenwriting, directing, and editing/post-production.
Anthony Jackson is a director, deviser, educator, and arts administrator. He currently serves as the associate director of the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre where he oversees the Teen Council and fellowship programs, among other projects. Duties include programming the annual Teen One-Acts Festival and the Young Writers of Color Collective workshops and final presentation at Berkeley Rep’s acclaimed new play development program, The Ground Floor. He also serves as a mentor for 15 teens that are part of the Core Council teen leadership program. Previously Anthony was at Arena Stage in Washington, DC where he taught in all of the Community Engagement department’s programming as the Training Programs Manager and previously as the Partnership Manager. Anthony has traveled to India and Croatia as a guest artist with the U.S. Department of State, devising original plays with Arena Stage’s Voices of Now program. Anthony has also presented workshops at the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, Theatre Communications Group Conference, as well as the Southeastern Theatre Conference. In 2019 he was selected to be a member of the artEquity cohort. As an actor he has toured the U.S. and has performed with the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Olney Theatre, Arena Stage, and other regional theatres.