Carl Forsman, Dean
Kelly Maxner, Program Director
Dates & Cost
Faculty members of UNCSA’s internationally renowned School of Drama, along with distinguished guest artists, are the instructors in this summer intensive, which emphasizes the process that leads to excellent performance. The School’s multi-disciplinary approach to training for the stage, film and television carries over to the summer session. Here young acting students will spend their days focused on fundamentals of the craft – acting, movement and speech. No previous experience is required, just the passion and persistence for a serious engagement with acting.
This program is for age 15 and up.
The program begins with movement and acting auditions. Based on these, students are placed in groups that will best develop their abilities. Students will spend at least six hours a day, five days a week, in movement, acting and speech classes. Both script work and improvisation are included in acting classes, with ample time afforded to sharing ideas. Sessions in improvisation, dance, stage combat, circus skills and acting for the camera are part of the exciting and rigorous curriculum. A unique feature of this intensive is the opportunity all students have to participate in five-to-ten short original plays - as writers, directors, actors, producers and stage managers.
A workshop in auditioning will be held in the final week for high school seniors and college-level students who want to learn about the audition process for the UNCSA School of Drama degree and certificate programs.
The session ends with a showcase of student work, to which families are invited.
Mr. Maxner holds two B.F.A. degrees from the (University of) North Carolina School of the Arts: the first in Contemporary Dance, ’94; and the second in Drama (Directing), 2000. He holds an M.F.A. in Choreography from Smith College, 2005. He has been a guest artist/instructor for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the South Carolina Governors School for the Arts and Humanities, Baypath College, Amherst College, Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter High School, Mount Holyoke College and Mimar Sinan University (Istanbul).
Internationally renowned actor, clown, and master acting teacher, Tanya Belov specializes in the teaching of Stanislavski acting techniques. She was a student of those who were taught by Stanislavski. Ms. Belov has been a guest artist in performances throughout the United States, and teaches acting at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Well-known as a theatre, film, television and radio actress in her native Russia, she won first prize in the National Competition of Professional Entertaining Actors.
Mollye Anna Maxner
Ms. Maxner is artistic director of Kicking Pig Productions (Mass.). Festivals include: KO Festival (Amherst, Mass.), Pangaea Project (Washington, D.C.), WAC Fest (Taiwan), Assos Festival (Turkey), QUEST Fest (D.C.), and SOURCE Festival (D.C.). New York City performances include Joyce SoHo, Cunningham Studios, Danspace Project, and PS 122. Ms. Maxner spearheaded SILICON DANCE PROJECT, collaboration with Turkish State Opera’s MODERN DANCE TURKEY. Ms. Maxner received her B.A. summa cum laude in Choreography and Playwriting from Mount Holyoke College, and her B.F.A. in Drama/Directing from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. During 2009-10, Ms. Maxner was a Kenan Fellow at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
*Dale Anthony Girard
UNCSA Director of Stage Combat Studies
Dale is an award winning fight director, choreographer and author of the stage combat manual “Actors On Guard.” He is a black belt in Taekwondo, a founding member of the North Carolina Stuntmen’s Association and one of only 13 fight masters recognized in the United States by the Society of American Fight Directors. Recent credits include the Metropolitan Opera, Opera Carolina, Piedmont Opera, Pioneer Theatre, Studio Arena Theatre, Triad Stage, and the Chautauqua Opera. Recent film credits include THE KEY MAN, FALL DOWN DEAD and junebug.
Faculty is subject to change; additional guest artists augment the summer session faculty
||Room & Board
June 23 to July 13
UNCSA Summer 2013 – Deadlines and Cancellation Policy
Online Registration opens January 3
Deadline for International Students April 1
Priority Registration deadline* May 1
Payment in full due May 15
* Priority Registration guarantees your place in your chosen program. Registrations received after May 1, 2013 are accepted on a case-by-case basis as residence hall space allows.
Space in each program is limited. Registrations received after a program has filled will be placed on a waiting list pending withdrawals.
$300 non-refundable deposit due at registration – check or credit card
Student withdrawal by June 1: refund of one-half of total paid, less non-refundable deposit
Student withdrawal after June 1: no refunds
In the event a program is cancelled by UNCSA, payments will be refunded in full
Drama Summer Intensive Registration