Pre Pro

Intensives for teens 13-18 will take place at Neptune Theatre at 1593 Argyle Street, Halifax through the Scotiabank Stage Entrance.

There are three different levels for our Pre Pro intensives, as well as a bonus 2-week intensive. All descriptions, dates, and prices are listed below.

Please note: one week before classes begin, you will receive an email reminder containing all the information you need to know for the first day.

For any auditions, please prepare the following:

1) a short monologue (1-2 minutes) ideally from a play.

2) a thirty second blurb telling us who you are and what you love about performing and what you hope to get out of the program. Is there a program or aspect of a program that interests you most.

*please be sure to label the clip with your name and the program you are auditioning for.

The simplest way to share is to download it to youtube, unlisted and share the link with your name and contact to school@neptunetheatre.com

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to  school@neptunetheatre.com


13-18yrs (Level 1) Inspired Collaborator 101

July 6 - 10

$275

(10am - 4pm)

Acting is not a solo act. We may have to keep social distancing - but there are so many ways to collaborate with others. Working together we will explore different writing, movement, vocal and even filmic collaborations. What stories do we want to tell? How can the ideas of others inspire us in our own creativity. Oh! And some laughs and fun along the way.

All levels welcome.

13-18yrs (Level 2) Creation & Interpretation 201

July 6 - 10

$275

(10am - 4pm)

Improv, clown, movement, mime are stepping stones to being a true creator. Exploring elements of dance, comedia del arte, mask, spoken word and other contemporary interpretations, we will look at different cultural and historic aspects of collective creation. How can we break tradition? What are the pitfalls of traditional creation? How can we change the story and move towards a more inclusive space? Be the next generation of theatre. Show the world what you’ve got!

Must audition to take part. Email school@neptunetheatre.com.

13-18yrs (Level 1) Spontaneous Creator 101

July 13 - 17

$275

(10am - 4pm)

Getting into your body and leaning in to your impulses will make your journey as an actor so much more fulfilling….and fun! Improv, clown, movement, mime are just some of the ways we can surprise ourselves and our audience. Sketch and comedy writing can open up the door to create humour while also commenting on the world around us. Show the world what you’ve got!

All levels welcome.

13-18yrs (Level 2) Empowered Performer & Sustainability 201

July 13 - 17

$275

(10am - 4pm)

You have the skills - now what? We will explore scripts and monologues, song lyrics and sonnets. Bring truth to your interpretation. Find your voice and speak clearly and authentically. Put your own spin on a classic. Explore new scripts you didn’t know existed. And maybe write your own amazing piece!.  A mix of fun and technical training, this week will  strengthen your skills and help you build your repertoire to have in your toolbox as you continue on in your training.

Must audition to take part. Email school@neptunetheatre.com.

13-18yrs (Level 1) Empowered Performer 101

July 20 - 24

$275

(10am - 4pm)

Acting is more than memorizing lines and hitting your mark. In this week of workshops we will take you through exercises that will increase your skills as a performer. We will give you tools to increase your critical thinking and gain the knowledge and self awareness to bring your performance to the next level. A mix of fun and technical training, this week will empower you to become the performer you always wanted to be.

All levels welcome.

13-18yrs (Level 2) Inspired Collaborator & Creative Leader 201

July 20 - 24

$275

(10am - 4pm)

What is your artistic vision? How do you see the future of theatre in this world? How can you work with others to create great art? . Working together we will explore different writing, movement, vocal and even filmic collaborations. We will explore acting, directing, producing, writing and artistic leadership  through fun workshops and classes. Who knows...maybe the next great theatre company will grow out of this class?

Must audition to take part. Email school@neptunetheatre.com.

13-18yrs "Climb It" Creation

July 27 - 31 & August 4 - 7 (9 days)

$475

(10am - 4pm)

We are in a time of change. In search for a new normal. Speaking out and fighting for human rights. Voices need to be heard. Changes need to be made. And theatre should be a part of that change. 

As announced in the Spring, Neptune will be creating a new play currently entitled "Climb It" to tour with our TourCo. This week-long intensive will allow us to explore the themes of the climbing journey in these changing times; climate change, the fight for equality and all voices being heard, navigating the highs and lows of being a teenager in these trying times. With a series of workshops and classes we will work individually and with others to find words, movements, scenes and songs that may inform this production.

We will culminate these two weeks with a mini-documentary on the creation of our new show. 

Be part of the first step in a new work. Perfect for those interested in theatre for social change or who strive to bring their own voice to theatre creation. All levels welcome. 

Students can choose to work as performers and/or writers and/or production and direction.

13-18yrs (Level 2) Empowered Performer & Sustainability 202

August 10 - 14

$275

(10am - 4pm)

You have the skills - now what? We will explore scripts and monologues, song lyrics and sonnets. Bring truth to your interpretation. Find your voice and speak clearly and authentically. Put your own spin on a classic. Explore new scripts you didn’t know existed. And maybe write your own amazing piece!.  A mix of fun and technical training, this week will  strengthen your skills and help you build your repertoire to have in your toolbox as you continue on in your training.

Must audition, or have taken Level 1 courses to take part. Email school@neptunetheatre.com.

13-18yrs (Level 3) The Actor PREPares 301

August 10 - 14

$275

(10am - 4pm)

Are you thinking of doing the PREP program at Neptune? Considering auditioning for a post-secondary institution? Want to really hunker down and look at how to create a resume, an artist statement, approach auditions and interviews? Oh! And what audition materials to choose. This week long “How-to” course will help you assess the best next step for you in your training.

Must audition, or have taken Level 2 courses to take part. Email school@neptunetheatre.com.

13-18yrs (Level 1) Empowered Performer 102

August 17 - 21

$275

(10am - 4pm)

Acting is more than memorizing lines and hitting your mark. In this week of workshops we will take you through exercises that will increase your skills as a performer. We will give you tools to increase your critical thinking and gain the knowledge and self awareness to bring your performance to the next level. A mix of fun and technical training, this week will empower you to become the performer you always wanted to be.

All levels welcome.

13-18yrs (Level 3) Showbiz Success 301

August 17 - 21

$275

(10am - 4pm)

Resumes, finances, budgeting, marketing, social media, professionalism, warm ups, training, training, training. These are just some of the areas you will need to focus on in order to be successful in showbiz. This industry is ever changing and the only way to move forward is to move with it! This will be equal parts info sessions and brainstorms and collaborations. Watch out world - here we come!

Must audition, or have taken Level 2 courses to take part. Email school@neptunetheatre.com.


Covid-19 Update

In lieu of the Nova Scotian provincial updates regarding health and wellbeing, we are assessing all programs. If anything is cancelled or postponed, we will inform parents immediately.

We hope to have our updates complete by June 8th. If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us at 902 429 7300x255 or email school@neptunetheatre.com.

 

Neptune Theatre School is working hard to revamp our summer programs. We are consulting with Public Health and with the Canadian Culture and Heritage departments to come up with plans (both for in-person and virtual programs) that will meet the safety guidelines while ensuring we can still bring you the amazing pre-professional training you expect from us. That being said these programs WILL continue this summer, though they may be redesigned and dates may change from what was originally intended.


Online Summer Camps

If in-person camps are not for you this summer, check out our online options by clicking here. 


Policies, Terms and Conditions

Read our updated Policies, Terms, and Conditions (including cancellations) for Classes and Camps by  clicking here.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to  school@neptunetheatre.com  


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