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ENGAGE & LEARN
The Conservatory at Blackfriars Theatre
Blackfriars Theatre Summer Intensive
Sunday Salon

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Education Title Page


ENGAGE & LEARN
The Conservatory at Blackfriars Theatre
Blackfriars Theatre Summer Intensive
Sunday Salon

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Blackfriars Theatre Conservatory


THE CONSERVATORY

Blackfriars Theatre Conservatory


THE CONSERVATORY

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THE CONSERVATORY AT BLACKFRIARS THEATRE

Theatre is a profound tool for creating connections, driving thought-provoking dialogue, fostering personal growth, empathy and understanding, promoting critical thinking and enhancing our quality of life. It can also be a powerful method to foster creative expression, artistic dreaming and a life-long love of learning. The Conservatory at Blackfriars Theatre is committed to serving students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds; training the next generation of artists and theatre professionals, developing a new audience of theatre-goers, and being a leader in providing theatre-based programs that promote creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking or that simply allow our community to explore their artistic dreams.

Blackfriars is excited to launch a number of new programs for young people, adult audience members, and the Rochester community at large beginning in the 2019-2020 Season. The Conservatory will offer three semesters of multi-disciplinary classes and seminars, designed for all interest and experience levels.

 


THE CONSERVATORY AT BLACKFRIARS THEATRE IS PARTNERING WITH THE ROCHESTER BRAINERY FOR THE 19-20 SEASON.

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BLACKFRIARS THEATRE
SUMMER INTENSIVE

BTSI Landing Page


BLACKFRIARS THEATRE
SUMMER INTENSIVE


Blackfriars Theatre
Summer Intensive

BTSI (pronounced Bitsy) was launched in the summer of 2016. The goal of the program is to provide professional level actor training to the next generation of artists. Focused on rising juniors in high school through newly graduated seniors in college, BTSI offers continued training for students who are interested in or are currently studying to pursue a career in the field. 

 


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BLACKFRIARS THEATRE'S
SUMMER INTENSIVE 2019
JULY 12-21, 2019

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Additional material by Jay Reiss

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake.

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Sunday Salons


SUNDAY SALONS

Sunday Salons


SUNDAY SALONS

Sunday Salons
Join the conversation!

Following the first Sunday performance of every production we hold a talkback with the artists and actors of every show. Stick around after the 2 p.m. performance and share your thoughts, ask the actors questions, get a behind-the-scenes look with the directors and dig deeper into the Blackfriars Theatre process! Each Salon is unique to the specific production and lasts about 15 to 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome!

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
— Oscar Wilde

2019-2020 Season Sunday Salons

  • THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - Sunday, July 14 at 2 p.m.

  • GUYS & DOLLS - Sunday, September 1 at 2 p.m.

  • DETROIT ‘67 - Sunday, October 20 at 2 p.m.

  • PETER AND THE STARCATCHER - Sunday, December 15 at 2 p.m.

  • NEXT TO NORMAL - Sunday, February 9 at 2 p.m.

  • SILENT SKY - Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m.

  • CALENDAR GIRLS - Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m.