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  • ArtsBridge Summer Screen Acting

    Expand your craft and get camera ready.

    In ArtsBridge Summer Screen Acting, students will utilize and build upon their existing stage skills to explore the craft of acting for the screen. A series of exercises and hands-on experience will illuminate the differences between stage and screen. Students will film partnered scenes under professional direction and assist in the technical aspects of filming scenes for their peers. Students will leave the program with a professionally edited copy of their filmed scene. The program will also cover self-tape tips for college auditions. Open only to students who are attending a 2-week ArtsBridge Summer program.

    Join the Waitlist Here

    Screen Acting is now full. You can register above to be added to the waitlist. The spots on the waitlist will be filled in the order registrations are received. Open only to students who are attending a 2-week ArtsBridge Summer program.

    Dates & Fees

    Enrollment: rolling registration, limited to 10 students

    Dates: July 15 – July 19, 2024

    Location: Baldwin Wallace University

    Tuition: $2,750

    Room & Board: $500

    *Room & Board includes 4 nights in the dorms and 3 meals per day. Students will have continuous housing throughout Screen Acting and their 2-Week ArtsBridge Summer program.

    *Need-based scholarship is available for tuition. Contact us to learn more.


    Screen Acting is a 4-day add-on program for students attending a 2-week ArtsBridge Summer program. Open to students in any grade and discipline: ArtSong, Dramatic Acting, Musical Theater, and Musical Theater 2 students are all welcome and encouraged to attend.

    Screen Acting 2024 Faculty

    John Benitz, Chapman University

    John is an actor, writer, director and producer for both stage and screen. He is currently in post-production for a feature-length film he’s directing featuring Annette Bening, Laura Dern, Common, Michael C. Hall, among others. He wrote and directed the award-winning short film, Children of the Struggle, about the fight for Black civil rights which was seen in film festivals across the country, aired on PBS and is in dozens of high school and college libraries nationwide. In 2019 he directed a film about iconic acting coach Ivana Chubbuck which is distributed through Films for the Humanities and was a consulting producer for the indie film hit, MFA seen on Netflix. He has directed theatre at such venues as the Kirk Douglas Theatre, The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center and LaMama. He is a Full Professor of Theatre at Chapman University.

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