SHOWS

YOUNG ACTORS PROGRAM

SCHOLARSHIPS

Underwritten by John Turner and Jerry Fischer

Theatre is a medium for stretching and exercising our powers of imagination. Whether engaging in rigorous training or complementing classroom learning, the unique ability of theatre to inspire and transform individuals — of all ages — is indisputable.

Education is an important part of the Theatre Baton Rouge experience. Our programming goes far beyond performing.  We offer fall, winter and spring classes for students of all ages from five years old to senior citizens. Classes focus on acting and performing, voice instruction, auditioning and improvisation. Our focus is not concentrated on just onstage training, but behind the scenes as well. With classes devoted to scenery design and playwriting, students will learn what goes on behind the scenes and the technical aspects of theatre.

All of our classes are designed to inspire creativity and build confidence. Our instructors are professionals in their fields and are carefully chosen to provide students with the best instruction.

We offer a series of Summer Camps featuring musical and play production for young children, teens and adults. The focus of our camps is to build and produce a finished performance in a fun environment. Each camp begins with an audition and ends with a full performance for family and friends. In each camp, participants learn all aspects of putting on a production from building sets to designing costumes and utilizing props.

Our Young Actors Program was developed to teach, create and nurture the artistic development of young actors ages seven to 18 through performance opportunities of the highest quality. This program is designed to enhance life-long skills and a love of theatre for the audiences of tomorrow.

 

DERRICK D. WHITE SCHOLARSHIP

 

Derrick began his classes with TBR with a summer camp in 1990 at 10 years of age. During this workshop, he made a mask and learned how we all as individuals wear different masks during our lives. When asked if he got nervous prior to a performance, Derrick always said, "Yes, but once on stage, I'm okay."

 

Derrick's experiences with the many talented instructors at TBR helped mold him into a fine young man. His life tragically ended in an automobile accident on February 23, 1996, when he was just 15 years old.

 

Our goal in establishing this scholarship fund in Derrick's memory is to enable local students, who've never had the opportunity to express themselves through the medium of theatre, to attend one of TBR's summer camps. To this end, we are establishing the Derrick D. White Scholarship Fund with the Baton Rouge Area Foundation to be administered by the White Family and TBR.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY for Musical Produciton Camp Derrick D. White Scholarship

 

Submit a one page essay to the Education Director, Jack Lampert, at jlampert@theatrebr.org, or mail it to the Box Office at 7155 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806, marked "Scholarship Submission"

 

Topic: Why should you be granted a scholarship to attend TBR's musical production summer camp?

 

Deadline for essay submissions for 2017 summer camp is May 19, 2017.

 

TURNER-FISCHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

 

The Turner-Fischer Education Scholarship was made possible by the generous support of John Turner and Jerry Fischer.

 

HOW TO APPLY for the Turner-Fischer Play Production Summer Camp Scholarship

 

Submit a one page essay to the Education Director, Jack Lampert, at jlampert@theatrebr.org, or mail it to the Box Office at 7155 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806, marked "Scholarship Submission"

 

Topic: Why should you be granted a scholarship to attend TBR's play production summer camp?

 

Deadline for essay submissions for 2017 summer camp is May 19, 2017.

 

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