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Trollwood Conservatory2019-04-01T18:42:45+00:00

Trollwood Conservatory is an intensive study program for the student who wishes to study an Arts discipline at a more advanced level and in a compact time frame. 


Daily sessions will include “hands-on” skill development and training experiences that are taught by professionals in the field. All classes provide a positive, focused, and professional atmosphere where students can develop and sharpen their abilities. Students will give a performance/presentation at the end of each two-week session (4 week session for Filmmaking Conservatory)

In addition to structured learning times and experiences, students will also be afforded many opportunities to talk with faculty about post-secondary education opportunities, the college audition process, and working in the profession.

Intensive Tracks offered for 2019:

  • Acting 
  • Dance 
  • Musical Theatre 
  • Filmmaking 

Ages: Varies by intensive; refer to intensive track description for details.

Location: Trollwood Performing Arts School

Fee: Included in the “one inclusive” Trollwood fee for high school students (ages 14–2019 graduated senior). $250 per session for college aged students (19 and 20-year-olds). Refer to Program Fees for full fee structure details.

Registration Deadline: May 17. NOTE: Registration remains open after this deadline, however a $25 late fee will be assessed.

2019 Session Dates:  (Students may take both sessions of Trollwood Conservatory, but may only participate in one track per session.)

Session One  June 5-14

Choose one from the following:

Acting (10:30 a.m. – 2:30p.m.)

Dance (10:30 a.m. – 2:30p.m.)

Filmmaking (1:00 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. –  also sign up for Session Two)

Session Two  June 17-27

Choose one from the following:

Musical Theatre (10:30 a.m. – 2:30p.m.)

Filmmaking (1:00 – 4:10 p.m – also sign up for Session One)

Orientation (REQUIRED): June 5th, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Marcil Commons.  Acting, Dance and Filmmaking Conservatories will start at 1:00pm on June 5th.

Placement Verification: will be held first day of class except for Filmmaking Conservatory.

NOTE: Check back for faculty updates. Availability of scheduled guest artists may be subject to change due to artists’ unforeseen professional performance opportunities.

Register: Click here to view and download the 2019 Registration Form.

Ages: range from 14 through 20, depending on the particular Conservatory.  Ages as of August 31, 2019.

Dates: Session One:  June 5-14.  Session Two:  June 17-27.  Students may take multiple sessions of Trollwood Conservatory, but may only participate in one track per session.

Location: Trollwood Performing Arts School

Fee: Included in the one inclusive Trollwood fee for high school students (ages 14-2019 graduated senior). $250 per session for college aged students (19 and 20-year-olds). See Participation Information/Program Fees for full fee structure details.

Registration Deadline: May 17. NOTE: Registration remains open after this deadline. However, a $25 late fee will be assessed.

Orientation: Wednesday, June 5, 10:30am-12:00pm

Placement Verification: Acting & Dance, Wednesday June 5 at 1:00-2:30pm.  Musical Theatre on first day of class, Monday, June 17th, 10:30 am.  No formal placement verification for Filmmaking.

NOTE: Availability of scheduled guest artists may be subject to change due to unforeseen artist opportunities.

ACTING INTENSIVE TRACK


Instructor: Hugh Kennedy

Ages:  16-20 as of August 31, 2019

Orientation: Wednesday, June 5, 10:30 am–12:00 pm

Placement Verification: Wednesday, June 5, 1:00-2:30 pm

Offered Session One: June 5–14, Monday–Friday, 10:30 am–2:30 pm

Prerequisite: 2-3 years of previous training in acting, including advanced levels of acting technique and performance experience required. Subject to placement verification.

Explore improvisation techniques and scene study with a professional actor/teacher. In addition to improving their skills, students will enjoy many opportunities to learn about the business of acting and about working in the profession. Classes provide a positive, focused, and professional atmosphere where students can develop their acting abilities. Students will give a public performance at the end of the two-week session.

Register:  Click here to view and download the 2019 Registration Form.


MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Hugh Kennedy


Hugh is an actor and teaching artist who lives in Los Angeles. 

His theatre work has been seen on stages at the Public Theater, the Moving Company, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, New York Theatre Workshop, TheatreSquared, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the Acting Company, and the Pillsbury House Theatre. He has worked extensively at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, playing in Tribes, Othello, Pride and Prejudice, The Primrose Path, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, A View from the Bridge, The Government Inspector, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Be Here Now, and multiple productions of A Christmas Carol. He won the role of Hamlet at the Jungle Theater at age 24 and later went on to play in Anthony Tassa’s Macbeth Arabia in Dubai. 

His on-screen credits include The Big Bang Theory, Suburbicon, The Goodbye, and Hope. Hugh received the 2012 Ivey Award for his performance in Tracey Scott Wilson’s Buzzer and is a Presidential Scholar of the Arts. He received his BFA from the University of Minnesota and trained additionally at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. He has taught at the American University of Sharjah and is a National Reviewer for the YoungArts Organization. He’s worked with the likes of George Clooney, Paula Vogel, Roger Rees, Roman Coppola, and Judith Light. 

DANCE INTENSIVE TRACK 


Instructor: TBA

Ages: 14–20 as of August 31, 2019

Orientation: Wednesday, June 5, 10:30 am–12:00 pm

Placement Verification: Wednesday, June 5, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Offered Session One: June 5–15, Monday–Friday, 10:30 am–2:30 pm

Prerequisite: 2-3 years previous training in Modern, Lyrical, Ballet, or Jazz.

Each four-hour session will begin with a technique class, followed by a repertory rehearsal. Students will explore a variety of dance styles, compositional approaches, and improvisation techniques under the guidance of a professional dancer/teacher. Students will enjoy many opportunities to talk with the instructor about the college audition process and working in the profession. All classes provide a positive, focused, and professional atmosphere where students can develop their dance abilities in technique and personal expression. Students will give a public performance at the end of the two-week session.

Register: Click here to view and download the 2019 Registration Form.

FILMMAKING INTENSIVE TRACK


Instructor:  Dan Glaser

Ages: 14–20 as of August 31, 2019

Orientation: June 5, 10:30 am–12:00 pm

Offered Session One and Session Two: June 5 – 14 & June 17-27, Monday–Friday, 1:00–4:10 pm.  Offered over two session to provide ample time for film projects.

Prerequisite: Trollwood’s Filmmaking class or other filmmaking experience. Strong grasp of editing software and camera operation.

For those with video basics under their belt that are interested in delving further into the filmmaking world, this intensive track will teach you how to analyze a script, pre-visualize your shots, and ultimately direct and edit your own 10-15 minute narrative project.  Work with independent filmmaker and Trollwood alum, Dan Glaser, as you collaborate with the Acting for the Camera students to produce a high-quality short film! Students interested in working in the field of filmmaking are highly encouraged to take this course.

Register: Click here to view and download the 2019 Registration Form.


MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Dan Glaser


Dan Glaser is a Trollwood alumni working in Los Angeles, CA as an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter, and novelist.

His past film directing credits include the crime thriller Pinching Penny and the adventure dramedy Oxenfree, which earned multiple awards on the film festival circuit including Best of Show, Best Picture, Best Directing, and Best Screenplay, among others. His debut novel A Fistful of Nothing was an Amazon Bestseller in both Science-Fiction and Hard-Boiled Fiction, and he is currently drafting a follow-up novel, A Lungful of Glass. His most recent film project Valley of Bones was released in theaters nationwide in 2017. He currently has several projects in development, including a feature film (The Afterwalker) set to start filming in September 2019.

Dan spent 5 summers as a student taking classes and performing in Trollwood’s Mainstage Musical production. This marks Dan’s 7th summer teaching the filmmaking courses at Trollwood and he’s thrilled as always to return!

MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE TRACK


Instructor: TBA

Ages: 16–20 as of August 31, 2019

Orientation: Wednesday, June 5, 10:30 am –12:00 pm

Placement Verification: Monday, June 17, 10:30 am

Offered Session Two: June 17-27, Monday–Friday, 10:30 am–2:30 pm

Prerequisite: 2-3 years previous training in Musical Theatre. Advanced levels of acting, singing, and dance technique and musical theatre performance experience.

Explore Musical Theatre audition technique, song interpretation, scene study, performance lab, and more with a musical theatre professional. Session will end with a public performance at Sun Celebration.

Register: Click here to view and download the 2019 Registration Form.