AUDITION INFORMATION: click here for details
PROGRAM DATES: July 8th - July 28th, 2023
FOR: students in high school (16 & up), gap year, college, and beyond.
2023 TUITION: in-person - $4550 - includes room & board as well as transportation to and from airport.
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE: click here for details
The Performing Arts Project’s Panorama program is a three-week summer intensive that has two profound goals in mind:
First – to study the disciplines of acting, dancing, and singing (plus other connected fields), in order to help you become the artist that only you can be.
Second – to create art fearlessly, knowing that it’s nearly impossible to be original if you’re not prepared to be wrong. It’s uncomfortable to be wrong, but it’s important and necessary.
Panorama is designed to cultivate bravery, and collaboration, and finding out what you have to say, and doing things you’ve never done, and falling on your face, and getting up. At Panorama, you’ll experience a 360º panoramic approach to each art form (coming at it from all sides), a perspective that helps reveal your true reach as an artist.
We are also able to work directly with students and their schools to fill the requirements of various programs for college credit, independent study, work-study, and community service.
WHAT IS A DAY LIKE AT PANORAMA?
Panorama takes place seven days a week from 9am to 10:30pm with an occasional break in schedule as needed. All classes are kept small to ensure individual attention. Most classes are divided according to age and individual strengths, while others are divided by focus.
In addition to the daily schedule, Panorama will also include:
On several days during Panorama, students are given an array of unique specialty classes from which they create their own schedule for the day. These days offer a unique opportunity to pursue specific interests in addition to technique classes.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
In the evening, students are divided into different groups with a faculty member for what we call “Research and Development” or “R&D.” This is basically a structured block of time that allows faculty members to work with a group of students on material they feel will help develop our company members as artists. Students, faculty, and artistic interns collaborate on these pieces that are designed to focus on the creative process rather than creating a polished finished product. At the end of each R&D cycle, we gather together to share and support the work that has been created in what we call an “open rehearsal.”
INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL Q&As
During special sessions, faculty members host Q&A session with guest artists. Past sessions included conversations with:
Gavin Creel (Tony Winner, OBC, Hello Dolly)
Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart, OBC Hello Dolly)
Phillipa Soo (OBC Eliza in Hamilton)
Taylor Trensch (Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen)
Kate Baldwin (Tony nominee, OBC, Hello Dolly)
Stephanie Hsu (OBC Christine in Be More Chill)
Each student receives a 30-minute individual vocal-interpretation coaching session.
What are the ROOM AND BOARD DETAILS?
Panorama students are housed in air-conditioned dormitories on the campus of Wake Forest University. All students are required to live on campus. Adult chaperones live with students and conduct nightly room checks at curfew. They are also available to help students with their personal needs such as doctor visits. Students are assigned to a room with a roommate in their same age range. Dormitories have common areas as well as coin laundry rooms. Students are asked to bring their own linens, but may purchase a linen package from the dormitory if they so choose.
Students eat on campus in the Student Union at the Fresh Food Company dining hall. They are served three meals a day with food service provided by Aramark Food Service. The dining hall has ample selections and accommodate students with eating limitations including vegetarians, vegans, and those with food allergies to nuts, gluten, and lactose. Students may also choose to eat at some of the other food options on campus, such as the food court; however, these options are not covered in student tuition and require that the student pay the restaurant separately at the time of service.
Wake Forest University has no responsibility for the conduct of any program or activity offered by The Performing Arts Project. Wake Forest functions only as a site for the conference/camp and will provide many of the services specified for the conference/camp such as facilities, food and housing. The University assumes no responsibility for any damage, injury or loss to any person or property, from any cause whatsoever except to the extent such liability results from the sole negligence of Wake Forest University.
The Performing Arts Project has a Community Agreement in place, created by faculty member Alejandro Rodriguez, for all administration, faculty, interns, staff, and students. This agreement establishes best practices for the prevention/repairing of any potential harm. The contents are discussed and updated at the beginning of programming to fit the specific needs and input of each company of students. A Past Panorama Community Agreement can be viewed below.