LAT Intensive Program

The Intensive Program was designed to assist those who are interested in various areas of theatre to develop the necessary skills in order to be successful at a professional level in the selected field. More than just an apprenticeship, the LAT program emphasizes learning by doing, and careful evaluation as skills are developed.

The program lasts one season, beginning August 1, and ending August 31 of the following year. Information on areas currently offered are below. We are adding new areas each year, so if there is an area you are interested in that is not currently offered, please reach out to LAT Artistic Director Becca Parker at beccaparker@liveartstheatre.org

The application for the 17-18 directing season ended December 31, 2016. We thank all those that applied. Applications for the 18-19 season will be available November 15, 2017.

Applications for Stage Management, Dramaturgy, and Costume Design are still open. You can apply here.

Directing

perks

One ticket to every Live Arts show.
Workshops with industry professionals.
The opportunity to assistant direct a Live Arts show.
The opportunity to direct at Live Arts in future seasons.

responsibilities

Commit to stage manage a Live Arts show.
Commit to assistant direct a Live Arts show.
Commit to attendance at Directors workshops.
Attend every Live Arts show on Directors night.

Stage Management

PERKS

One ticket to every Live Arts show.
Workshops with industry professionals.
The opportunity to learn all aspects of backstage operations through production work.
The opportunity to assistant stage manage a Live Arts show.
The opportunity to stage manage a Live Arts show.
The opportunity to stage manage at Live Arts in future seasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Commit to working crew on 3 Live Arts shows.
Commit to assistant stage manage a Live Arts show.
Commit to stage manage a Live Arts show.
Commit to attendance at selected workshops.
Commit to working front of house once per production.

Dramaturgy

PERKS

One ticket to every Live Arts show.
Workshops with industry professionals.
The opportunity to participate in dramaturgical research for each Live Arts show.
The opportunity to build a portfolio.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Commit to dramaturgical research for at least 3 Live Arts shows.
Commit to attend each Live Arts show.
Commit to attendance at selected workshops.

Costume Design

PERKS

One ticket to every Live Arts show.
Workshops with industry professionals.
The opportunity to learn all aspects of costuming through production work.
The opportunity to costume design a Live Arts show.
The opportunity to develop a portfolio for use in obtaining costuming work.
The opportunity to design costumes at Live Arts in future seasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Commit to working costume crew/dresser on 3 Live Arts shows.
Commit to costume designing a Live Arts show.
Commit to attendance at monthly costuming workshops.

 

2017-18 Intensive Company

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Costume Design

Bethany Bing is a graduate of Covenant College, and got her first taste of directing at a youth group summer camp in high school when she threw together a skit for the talent show. The following school year, she signed up for a directing class and took to it immediately. She went on to direct her own one-act for her high school Senior Project. In college, Bethany continued directing classes and ended up directing for the theatre department’s 10-Minute New Play Festival. Plays she has directed scenes from includes: HarveyCheaper by the DozenThe Glass MenagerieA Doll’s House, and Twelfth Night. Besides directing, Bethany has dabbled in essentially every aspect of theatre – she has experience dancing, acting, singing, running lights and sound, making props, stage managing, painting sets, and even writing for the stage. She hopes that being a part of the Costume Design Intensive with Live Arts Theatre will open more doors and allow her to continue to master new skills and explore her artistic potential. And in the process, it might make her a better stage manager, technician, and actor, too.

Dawn Davridge
Costume Design

Dawn Davridge is excited be a part of the Costuming Intensive with LAT! Dawn grew up in the world of dance and theatre spending a majority of her formative years either in training, on stage, or helping out behind the scenes. She returned to the stage after a long absence with an ensemble role in LAT production of Fiorello. During that show Dawn rediscovered her love for costuming and design and is excited to be pursuing her goals both on and off stage with LAT!

Kat Davridge
Stage Management

Bio and Photo Coming Soon!

Andre andreeatonEaton
directing

Andre Eaton Jr is a graduate of Georgia State University. He received a taste of directing in the required directing classes for theatre majors where he directed scenes from Doubt, and Harlem Duet.  The majority of his experience with directing comes from acting in various show with a variety of different kinds of directors each with their own ways of working. Through this apprenticeship he hopes to  discover a new skill set that will help hone his skills as an Actor and as a newfound director.

Jordan Hermitt
Dramaturgy

Live Arts Theatre designer (Cabaret) and Actress Jordan-Yvonne Hermitt has had a busy year. Since playing Eve and Mama Noah in Children of Eden, she graduated from Wesleyan College in Macon GA with a BA in Theatre with concentrations in Acting and Design, and a Minor in Visual Art. She just spent the summer at the Hangar Theatre where she was the design intern. She assisted in five shows and designed the children’s show, all in just 2 1/2 months! She is excited to be a part of the Dramaturgy track in the LAT Intensive program.

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directing

D Norris has been involved with performing, directing, and choreographing locally for a number of years. You may remember D as Cecil in Stealing Home, or as Dracula. When not at the theatre, you can find D teaching salsa dance. D is looking forward to honing his skills as a director in the Live Arts Intensive program.

michael parker
dramaturgy

Michael Parker discovered Dramaturgy while at a professional development workshop for theatre teachers and instantly wanted to know more. He is a self professed “research junkie” who is looking forward to learning more about the craft this year. When not at the theatre, Michael teaches chorus and theatre at Sutton Middle School in Atlanta, serves as choir director at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Gwinnett, and sings with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. He also is a member of the Live Arts board of directors.

edthompsonEd Thompson
Directing

Edward Thompson is a native of Gwinnett County who has a Bachelor’s degree in political science. He has long been a supporter of Live Arts Theatre, and began attending shows in 2013. After a few seasons of supporting the organization as an audience member, he began acting which eventually lead to him becoming a board member for the theatre. He is excited to be broadening his horizons as a director in the LAT Intensive program.