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Open house 2013

  1. 1. Open House 2013
  2. 2. ABOUT THE BRIND SCHOOL• 25+ years of providing training for professionals• Over 250 students in 4 BFA programs• A faculty and staff of over 50 distinguished professional teaching artists• Excellent student-teacher ratio: 8-15 students in studio classes• Five fully equipped performance venues• 140+ theaters in Philadelphia
  3. 3. MORE THAN A DOZEN SHOWS EACH SEASON “Chicago” Merriam Theater, March 2012
  4. 4. MORE THAN A DOZEN SHOWS EACH SEASON “The Walls” (scenery, costume, lighting designed by students – selected for American College Theater Festival Region II) “Students give mature performancesplaying extremes that would challenge any professional actor.” – City Paper
  6. 6. MORE THAN A DOZEN SHOWS EACH SEASON “Polaroid Stories” Phila. Fringe Festival 2010 “In The Blood” Phila. Fringe Festival 2011
  7. 7. MORE THAN A DOZEN SHOWS EACH SEASON “Mort” (premiere, commission)
  8. 8. MORE THAN A DOZEN SHOWS“Follies” EACH SEASON “Big River” With Tony nominee Forrest McClendon Student- Faculty Concerts
  10. 10. FOUR BFA TRAINING PROGRAMS• BFA in Theater Design and Technology• BFA in Directing, Playwriting and Production• BFA in Musical Theater• BFA in Acting• Musical Theater Minor option for Acting and DPP
  11. 11. BFA in THEATER DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY• Headed by Nick Embree, leading Philadelphia scenic designer• Coursework in set design, lighting design, costume design, sound design and technical directionOur newest programClass of 2008 first graduates
  12. 12. BFA in THEATER DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY• Upperclassmen choose area(s) of specialization• Design assignments on studio and mainstage productions• Internships with Philadelphia theaters
  13. 13. “Nine Parts of Desire”Scenic design by Michael Leon
  14. 14. “Nine”Scenic design by Michael Leon
  15. 15. Color sketch by student designer MICHAEL LEON
  16. 16. MICHAEL LEON currently pursuing MFA inScenic Design at NYU with full scholarship
  17. 17. BFA in DIRECTING, PLAYWRITING AND PRODUCTION• Headed by Amy Feinberg, Producing Artistic Director of Hypothetical Theater Co., NYC• Coursework in collaboration, stage management, playwriting, directing, producing and new play developmentOur most unique programFor future leaders andtheater-makers
  18. 18. BFA in DIRECTING, PLAYWRITING AND PRODUCTION• Includes one year of studio acting training• Upperclassmen choose area(s) of specialization• Major production DPP students assignments on studio and visit Humana Festival mainstage shows• Internships with Philadelphia theaters
  19. 19. BFA in DIRECTING, PLAYWRITING AND PRODUCTION Alumna director JACKSON GAY recently spotlighted in New York Times feature on female directors
  20. 20. BFA in DIRECTING, PLAYWRITING AND PRODUCTIONBrind School Producers Grant funds production of original student musical “Barbie Blended” (fall 2012)
  21. 21. BFA in MUSICAL THEATER• Headed by Dr. Patricia Our most popular program Raine, renowned teacher Had nearly 400 applicants of voice and musical theater technique last year• Common core with Acting program: Acting studio, voice and speech, stagecraft, script analysis
  22. 22. BFA in MUSICAL THEATER• Specialized coursework in singing, dance, musicianship, musical theater repertory• Emphasis on integrated singing-acting• Grads working on Broadway, in regional theaters, in Philly theaters, national and international toursSarah Bolt, backstage at “Sister Act;”Lucas Steele in “Myths and Hymns”
  23. 23. BFA in MUSICAL THEATERBFA Students in Musical Theater and Danceperform “Chicago” Merriam Theater 2012
  24. 24. BFA in ACTING• Headed by David Howey, renowned actor and director• Shares common core with Musical Theater• Specialized coursework in combat, movement, dialects, camera workOur most well-establishedprogramA thirty year tradition
  25. 25. BFA in ACTING• Option for four years of stage combat, SAFD Certification – UArts is one of two universities in the US offering national certification in all eight weapons• Grads working in film, stage and television Ana Ortiz from “Ugly Betty” is a Brind School alumna
  26. 26. MUSICAL THEATER MINOR• An option for Acting and DPP majors in Brind School and Voice and Dance majors in CPA• 15 credits of voice, music, dance and musical theater classes• Admission by audition spring of freshman year• ~15 places in MT Minor divided among CPA
  27. 27. THE UARTS EXPERIENCE• A community of artists - both faculty and students• Philadelphia, a major urban arts center• Studies in the liberal arts calibrated to the needs and interests of artists• High professional standards• Opportunities for interdepartmental exploration and international study
  28. 28. THE “PHILLYPOOL” CONNECTION Students from LIPA and UArts engage in international interdisciplinary collaboration
  29. 29. LIFE AFTER UARTS• Broadway shows: Sister Act, Baby Its You, Hair, Elf, Wicked, A Chorus Line, The Lion King, Little Mermaid, Spamalot, Cry Baby• National tours: Shrek the Musical, Rent, Young Frankenstein, Spring Awakening, A Chorus Line, American Idiot• West End theaters, Abbey Theater (Dublin) Alyssa DiPalma as Whatsername in national tour of American Idiot
  30. 30. LIFE AFTER UARTS• Regional theaters: Walnut Theater and Film Production Street Theater, Arden Companies founded: Theater, Phila. Theater •Dreamlight Theatre Company Company, Philly Shakes, (NYC) Media Theater, •Lone Wolf Tribe (NYC) Steppenwolf (Chicago), •Vinyl Foote Productions, Yarn Maryland Shakespeare Films (NYC) Festival •1812 Productions (Phila.)• Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disney, PA Renaissance Fair, •Ombellico Theater Co. parks and cruises •Bright Light Theater Company •Off-Color Theatre Company Grad school: Yale, Brown, Emerson, NYU, Kent State, etc.
  31. 31. LIFE AFTER UARTS – Even more• Television – The Office, Private Practice, Boardwalk Empire, Ugly Betty, I Just Want My Pants Back• Feature films – Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Pocohontas, Dreamgirls, Something’s Gotta Give• Indie films – Tiny Dancer, Nostalgia• Commercials – AT&T, Olive Garden• Comedians, performance artists, improv groups• Musical groups, composers and lyricists• Casting directors, personal managers, publicists• Teachers and teaching artists
  32. 32. March 11, 2013The Pearl Theatre, New York Find it on YouTube!
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