Registration is now open for Summer Audition Studio
August 5 - August 16
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Olney Theatre Center Summer Audition Studio is for students in grades 10-12 (rising), who are interested in pursuing theatre in college and beyond. With one-on-one coaching and group training, students will build their audition repertoire, by choosing and working on monologues, songs, and even getting dance call experience. They will learn the tips and tricks to succeed in auditioning for their high school musical, college admission, or the local regional theatre whether the audition is in person in front of a crowd of people or submitting a self-tape online. At the end of the two-week session, students will perform one of the pieces of their choice along with a group dance to showcase their skills and talent on Friday, August 16 at 1:30pm. So we can get a guess of where everyone is at the start, we are asking students to come in with a monologue and solo song of their choosing to be performed on the first day. It can be a monologue from their favorite play or TV show, a song from a musical, or the latest favorite pop song. More details will be sent closer to the start of camp.
How do I register?
1. Read the descriptions of each camp below.
2. Review our financial and health/safety policies on our Policies and Procedures
webpage prior to registration.
3. Click the REGISTER button to sign up for the appropriate camp. Registration must be made online.
4. Any other questions? Contact our Education department at email@example.com.
Meet Your Teaching Artists
Dani Stoller is an actress and playwright from Brooklyn New York. Credits include: Which Way to the Stage, Ragtime (Signature Theater, Helen Hayes Nomination for Best Supporting Performer); My Body, No Choice (Arena Stage, Helen Hayes Nomination for Best Supporting Performer); As You Like It, Midsummer, District Merchants (Folger Theatre); The Joy That Carries You, The Humans, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Crucible (Olney Theatre Center). She has also performed at Studio Theatre, 1st Stage, Keegan Theatre, and The Kennedy Center. Playwriting credits: Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes (Signature Theater), Just Great (recently published by Broadway Licensing), The Voices of Blackwell Island, The Possumneck Playhouse Presents... (Signature Theater SIS Program), Girlhood (Round House Theatre TPC commission), The Joy That Carries You, co-written with Awa Sal Secka (Olney Theatre Center, Winner of the Helen Hayes Charles MacArthur Award for Best New Play) Upcoming: Hester Street at Theater J
Douglas Ullman, Jr. is an actor, singer, and vocal coach based in Northern Virginia. DC-area credits include: Henry Ford in Ragtime (Signature Theatre), The Bridges of Madison County (Signature Theatre), and Jimmy Ray in Bright Star (Riverside Center for the Performing Arts). Earlier credits include: Matt in The Fantasticks (Off-Broadway), Rolf in The Sound of Music (Asia Tour), Hero in A Funny Thing… (Florida Repertory Theatre), and productions of Cabaret (Cliff), Grease (Doody) and Godspell. As vocal coach, he has worked throughout the DC area teaching and music directing productions with Encore Stage & Studio, Mount Vernon Children’s Community Theatre, McLean High School, and Alice Deal Middle School. He maintains an active private voice studio and his students have gone on to study music or theatre at Ithaca College, Temple University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and his alma mater, New York University.
Summer Program FAQs
Where will summer camps be held?
Summer programs will take place inside the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab! Final presentations for friends and family will occur at 1:30pm on the final Friday of each session in the same space.
How many participants are admitted into each session?
Summer Stock and Musical Theatre Intensive will be limited to 25 participants. Summer Audition Studio will be limited to 12 participants.
Will Olney Theatre Center offer Before and After Care?
No. Before and After Care will not be offered this year.
What does participant pick-up and drop-off look like?
Morning check-in and drop-off will happen outside the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab. Parents/guardians will need to submit approved drivers for pick-up ahead of time via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will also need to walk your student up to the door and sign-in and out.
Where will lunch breaks be held?
Lunch breaks will take place outside on Omi’s Pavilion when weather permits. Indoor dining locations will be specified inside the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab lobby.
Will there be anyone else in the building where camp is held?
Access to the building will be limited to students, teachers, and requisite Olney Theatre staff only.
What are your Covid-19 safety policies?
Please view our Policies and Procedures information. All of our teaching artists are vaccinated against Covid-19. This year, we do not require Covid-19 vaccinations for our camp participants.
Do you offer any financial aid?
Yes! If you are in financial need, please email Director of Education & Training, Rebecca Dzida at email@example.com.