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BLACKFRIARS THEATRE
SUMMER INTENSIVE

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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. 

 


BLACKFRIARS THEATRE'S
SUMMER INTENSIVE 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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Auditions


AUDITIONS

Audition FAQs

Auditions


AUDITIONS

Audition FAQs

AUDITION NOTICE:
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
part of the Blackfriars Theatre Summer Intensive

AUDITIONS*: Sunday, May 19 at 6 p.m.
CALLBACKS: Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m.

*Auditions by appointment only.
FULL AUDITION NOTICE HERE


AUDITIONS have been completed for the 2018-2019 Season. Please check back in May for audition listings for the 2019-2020 Season. 

Blackfriars Theatre auditions are open to the entire community and all races and ethnicities are encouraged to join us. We typically audition 3-4 months out from each production, on a rolling basis, throughout the season. We announce auditions on our social media, website, Rochester Audition Hotline on Facebook and in CITY Newspaper.

Email info@blackfriars.org with any questions.

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GET INVOLVED

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Get Involved


GET INVOLVED

Ushers
Volunteers
Internships
Employment

GET INVOLVED

I’ll eat some breakfast, then change the world!
— Hairspray

There are three great ways to Join The Team at Blackfriars:

  • USHERS - Sign up to usher for any Blackfriars show. Anyone can do it, you just have to enjoy being nice to everyone who comes through the door! Complete our Contact Us for here.
  • VOLUNTEERS - There are many opportunities to volunteer at Blackfriars - from behind the scenes to front of house! Fill out our Contact Us form here
  • INTERNSHIPS - Blackfriars offers internships in technical theatre, stage management, artistic leadership and arts administration. For more information, fill out our Contact Us form here
  • EMPLOYMENT - If there is work to be done - why not do it here! See employment opportunities below.


Interested in hearing the latest and greatest from Blackfriars Theatre? Be sure to sign up for our emails below. We send out updates about upcoming shows, special promotions, and announcements. Be the first to know about what's new at Blackfriars!

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Artistic Partners


ARTISTIC PARTNERS

Nazareth College Visual Communications Design Program
RIT Theatre Department
PUSH Physical Theatre
Unleashed! Improv

Artistic Partners


ARTISTIC PARTNERS

Nazareth College Visual Communications Design Program
RIT Theatre Department
PUSH Physical Theatre
Unleashed! Improv

R.I.T. Theatre Department Internship Program

Blackfriars Theatre has partnered with the RIT Theatre Department to offer their students professional internships in technical theatre, stagecraft, stage management and acting. If you're interested in finding out more about Blackfriars Theatre's internship program, submit an inquiry through our Contact Us form below. 

Nazareth College Visual Communications Design Program

As part of Nazareth College's Visual Communication Design BFA curriculum, Blackfriars works with the student designers on a 3-week Season Campaign Design Project. At the end of the program, each student pitches their design campaign and Blackfriars chooses one artist to be their Season Designer to help brand the new season with original artwork.


PUSH Physical Theatre Partnership

Blackfriars Theatre and PUSH Physical Theatre began an artistic collaboration during the 2015-2016 Season with the World Premiere production of PUSH Physical Theatre's Jekyll & Hyde. The intent of the partnership is to continue to champion new works of ground-breaking, theatrical storytelling in future seasons. 

Unleashed! Improv

Join Blackfriars Theatre for comedy weekends and late nights with Rochester's premiere improv comedy troupe: Unleashed! Improv along with special guests for each performance. Check out the Blackfriars Comedy Series schedule below.

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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

2018-2019 Season Sunday Salons

  • A CHORUS LINE - Sunday, July 8 at 2 p.m.
  • ANNA IN THE TROPICS - Sunday, September 9 at 2 p.m.
  • THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Sunday, October 28 at 2 p.m.
  • THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO - Sunday, December 16 at 2 p.m.
  • ORDINARY DAYS -  Sunday, February 3 at 2 p.m.
  • MAURITIUS - Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m.
  • THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW - Sunday, May 12 at 2 p.m.
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CONTACT US

Contact Us


CONTACT US

CONTACT US

Box Office: (585) 454-1260

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For immediate assistance, please contact the Blackfriars Box Office at (585) 454-1260. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain times.