Greenville Chautauqua is offering a performer training institute from June 15 – 20, 2012 during the annual June Chautauqua festival in Greenville, SC. The institute is for people who would like to learn to perform as a historical interpreter in the Chautauqua style, from teachers to actors to historians. SC Humanities helped support this training institute with a Mini Grant in December 2011.
The training institute will include 2 classes and discussion each day, observation of festival performances, group discussions after evening shows, and the opportunity to rehearse and give a mini-performance for critique. The faculty includes Caroline McIntyre, Becky Stone, Larry Bounds, and nationally-recognized Chautauqua performer, George Frein. There is limited enrollment, and applications are due by May 15, 2012.
The 2012 training institute will be a pilot, and additional institutes may be offered based on the success of this program. To learn more about the training institute or to submit an application, visit the website: http://greenvillechautauqua.org/upcoming_events/performer_school/.
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