Boston Conservatory at Berklee Musical Theater Acting Intensive is designed for emerging theater artists, ages 15 to 25.
Led by Broadway veteran Laura Marie Duncan, Musical Theater Acting Intensive is a rigorous program that delves deep into the complex art of character development, with intensive studies in acting, singing, and movement.
Students will also explore classical and contemporary repertoire, with daily classes in subjects ranging from Shakespeare to clowning to pop and rock vocal techniques. Another key component of Musical Theater Acting Intensive is its focus on audition preparation. In each session, students will refine one to two audition pieces, so that they leave the program with the skills and confidence needed to nail their next audition.
Musical Theater Acting Intensive is modeled after Boston Conservatory’s top-ranking musical theater programs and gives students who are considering a degree in theater an opportunity to experience Boston Conservatory's signature training. The program is designed to complement the Conservatory’s related summer intensives—Musical Theater Dance Intensive, which develops strong theater dance technique, and Vocal/Choral Intensive, which is designed for serious singers interested in musical theater or classical music.
2022 Program Information
|Program dates:||July 11–30, 2022|
|Registration fee:||$50 (non-refundable)|
|Housing and meals:||$2,075|
|Payment deadline:||June 1|
|Move in:||Monday, July 11 from 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.|
|Move out:||Saturday, July 30 by 12:00 p.m.|
Who Should Apply
Faculty and Guest Instructors
How to Apply
- One brief contemporary monologue
- One song from the musical theater repertoire (32 bars)
- One piece of your choosing. This is your opportunity to show us your creativity. In this piece, we are looking to see what sets you apart as an artist. Show us your interpretation of Shakespeare, a performance of your own original music, how you dance, or anything else you can imagine—the sky's the limit.
Video Recording Submission Guidelines
- Sound quality is important and the featured performer must be clearly audible.
- Videos should be appropriately lit and in focus, and applicants are encouraged to introduce themselves to the faculty.
- Videos can be home, live, or studio recordings.
- Recordings of the performances should be recent (within the last year).
- Ensure your video submissions are easily accessible and not set to private.
Instructions on how to submit your materials are available in the online application portal. Create your account to begin your application. Once received, your application materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis.