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Get Involved
Artistic Partners
Sunday Salon
Contact Us

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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. 

 


BLACKFRIARS THEATRE'S SUMMER INTENSIVE 2018

A CHORUS LINE
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Book by James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas Dante

A CHORUS LINE is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love, “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, A CHORUS LINE is an instantly recognizable.

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Auditions


AUDITIONS

Audition FAQs

Auditions


AUDITIONS

Audition FAQs

'18-'19 SEASON AUDITIONS:

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Music, Lyrics and Book by Richard O'Brien

Auditions*: Sunday, August 5 at 5 p.m.
Callbacks: Monday, August 6 at 6 p.m.

*AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. 

FULL AUDITION NOTICE


HOURGLASS PLAY READING SERIES
FALL AUDITIONS:

STUPID FUCKING BIRD by Aaron Posner
SKELETON CREW by Dominique Morisseau


Auditions: Sunday, August 19 at 6 p.m. & 7 p.m.

FULL AUDITION NOTICE

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THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO
By Alfred Uhry

Auditions: Sunday, September 9 at 5 p.m.
Callbacks: Monday, September 10 at 6 p.m.

FULL AUDITION NOTICE

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Get Involved


GET INVOLVED

Ushers
Volunteers
Internships
Employment

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
Writers & Books
Hourglass Play Reading Series
Canary in a Coal Mine
Unleashed! Improv

Artistic Partners


ARTISTIC PARTNERS

Nazareth College Visual Communications Design Program
RIT Theatre Department
PUSH Physical Theatre
Writers & Books
Hourglass Play Reading Series
Canary in a Coal Mine
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. 

Canary in a Coal Mine & Unleashed! Improv

Join Blackfriars Theatre for comedy weekends and late nights with two of Rochester's premiere sketch and improv comedy troupes! The Blackfriars Comedy Series is the in-house comedy team of Unleashed! Improv and Canary in a Coal Mine. 


Writers & Books Partnership

Writers & Books is a literary center based in Rochester, N.Y. that fosters and promotes reading and writing as lifelong activities. They attract individuals of all ages and backgrounds within and beyond the greater Rochester area. Writers & Books has partnered with Blackfriars Theatre to create The 24 Hour Musical Theatre Festival! For more information on Writers & Books, visit www.wab.org.


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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

CONTACT US

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For immediate assistance, please contact the Blackfriars Box Office at (585) 454-1260. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain times.