2025 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704
Now in its seventh year, Berkeley Rep's Summer Theatre Intensive offers an interactive environment where students immerse themselves in all aspects of the craft and artistry of theatre. Mirroring the mission of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Summer Intensive training encourages students to discover their creative potential, to stretch their imaginations and to challenge them as artists to understand the commitment necessary for artistic excellence. Set against the backdrop of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, this summer we are offering two four-week sessions for students entering grades 6-12. Students spend each week working with master teachers studying acting, play creation, improvisation, voice and speech, various forms of physical theatre (e.g., mask work, clowning and psychological gesture), Shakespeare, stage combat, disciplines of design and production (e.g., costumes, sound and lights) and a choice of daily electives including musical theatre, directing, playwriting, sign language for the theatre and hip hop dance. Skills and concepts learned from this diverse curriculum are applied and inform the development of original work.