Interested in attending the Powerhouse Theater Training Program? Then be sure to continue reading to hear first hand from a student about their life-changing summer at Powerhouse!
I stumbled into The Powerhouse Theater Training Program almost by accident. The spring before my final semester of college at Central Michigan University, as a Musical Theatre major, I spent all my free time auditioning for summer theater companies and generally trying to figure out how I fit in the world as an artist and soon-to-be college graduate. After attending an informational call-back with Producing and Education Director Michael Sheehan, I found out about the Powerhouse playwriting program. The timing of this meeting was nothing short of serendipitous. I had just finished writing a script that turned out to be the first of many, and I used that work to apply to (and ultimately be accepted into) the program as a playwright.
We’ve shared advice on selecting the right audition material, which is a critical part of any audition, but the next step, once you’ve found that perfect piece is how to make it your own and nail your audition. If you would like the inside scoop on how to make your video a standout, meet Songbook Academy Musical Director and Coach, Beckie Menzie. Read more
Where will you be this summer? For many students, summer is a time to hone your skills, hang out with friends, and explore opportunities. If you have an interest in musical theatre you should consider applying to a summer musical theatre intensive.
Musical theatre intensives prepare you for your future, connect you with professionals, and allow you to explore new possibilities. We’ve broken down what it’s like to be a student of one of these programs. Learn what a typical day is like, who you’d meet, and why you’d have the best summer ever!
As the weather warms up, it’s time to start thinking about how you’d like to spend your summer. Collaborating with principal dancers at the Thai-Bangkok City Ballet? Perfecting your stage combat technique in London’s West End? If you’re looking for something a little more exciting than a traditional summer camp or job, we’ve got you covered with these awesome study abroad opportunities.
It’s been a long winter but spring has finally sprung. That means it’s time to start getting excited about summer! If you’re an aspiring artist, you know that the summer can be your time to shine at summer arts programs. Between festivals, intensives, and workshops, there are so many opportunities to spend your summers immersed in the arts.
Often times, young artists with careers in the performing and visual arts can identify a specific moment in their past when their attitude toward the arts changed from an interest to a passion. For some, it was a high school play or a 6th grade band concert; sometimes it was a specific teacher. But for a large number of young artists, their passion really took hold during a summer experience.