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.
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. Our 2021 Panorama Community Agreement can be viewed below.