NYC Summer Theater
See. Touch. Engage. Imagine.
"You weren't going into the theater to change the world, but you had the chance to affect the thinking and feelings of the world."
- James Earl Jones
Start your summer break off right with a 10-day theater immersive experience in NYC!
Areas of Study
King’s is pleased to join with our partner schools in offering students, faculty, and artists from across the country the experience of a lifetime. Join us to see the latest in American Theater, meet other theater artists of faith, and develop your craft and knowledge of the industry through master classes and panels with local NYC theatre professionals. You will live in gorgeous Brooklyn Heights, and have plenty of free time to explore the City.
During your time with us you will get to see six professional shows: 2 Broadway, 3 Off-Broadway, 1 off Off-Broadway. Most people who come to NYC see Broadway shows because these big budget spectaculars provide plenty of awe-inspiring glitz and glamour. Everybody loves Broadway, and we want to take you to these star-studded shows, but we also want to show you the institutions that keep American Theater alive as an art form. These not-for-profit companies take bigger risks in providing a platform for newly-discovered talent and new work by American Theater's top writers and directors. These are NYC's Off-Broadway and off Off-Broadway companies. At these shows, you'll get a more intimate theater experience that will offer a glimpse into the artistic community in New York City.
- See live shows
- Pre-show briefings by faculty professors
- Post-show discussions with peers and professors
During the afternoons you can attend workshops to help you develop your skills and prepare for your career.
- Michael Chekhov Acting Technique
- How to Write Roles for Yourself
- Master Playwriting Workshop
- Writing Music Theater
- Writing, Producing, and Directing Your Own Web-series
- Directing New Work
- Stage Management Masterclass
- Producing Commercial Theater
- Auditioning for Music Theater
- Auditioning for Plays
- Music Theater Voice Masterclass
- Writing Historical Plays
New York theater is filled with great people and we want you to have the chance to meet some of them! You’ll get to hear from top professionals as well as aspirants who have just made the move to New York City. Listen hard and ask lots of questions!
- Faith and Art: Why They’re Inextricable
- Becoming a Working Actor in NYC
- Running a Non-profit Arts Company
- Producing Commercial Theater
- Working in Non-profit Theater in NYC
- The Music Theater Circuit for Actors
- How to Develop a Musical
- Getting an Agent
- What are Casting Agents Looking For?
We left time in the schedule for you to explore NYC on your own. There are so many great things to see and do while you are here. Start making your list now!
- Trinity Church
- 9-11 Memorial
- The Highline
- The Morgan Library
- The MoMA
- Rockefeller Center
- Bryant Park
- Southside Seaport
- Statue of Liberty
- Ellis Island
- NYC Music
- NYC Comedy
Arrive on the afternoon of May 20th and depart on the morning of May 30th.
The first official event will be will be an orientation and guest speaker at 6:00 PM at The King’s College. Students arriving in the afternoon should go straight to Clark Street to check into housing.
Program Cost for Students: $1,975
Program costs include housing in shared studio apartment, tickets for shows, and instructional fees.
Not included in the program fees are travel to NYC, transportation in the city, and meals/entertainment during free time.
Each program participant must complete an application for the program. Participants must submit a $500 non-refundable deposit by January 15th in order to reserve their spot. You can either make payment on our website below, or by paying your theater professor.
Payment in full must be received by February 15, 2016.
You must be 18 by the start of the program in order to attend, unless you are attending with a parent/guardian.
Housing will be provided in Brooklyn Heights, one of the most exciting neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Enjoy amazing views from the roof-top deck or stroll along the waterfront Promenade. Click here to see our housing.
For more information email NYCSummerTheater@tkc.edu or call the summer programs office at (212) 659-7286.