Conservatory

Applications for Conservatory 2021 are now open.

Important Information

Application Deadline: May 17, 2021
Orientation: June 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
In-person Conservatory program on the campus of La Jolla Playhouse
June 28 – July 30, 2021 (no program on July 5), 9:30 am – 5:00 pm, M-F
Cost: $998
For More Info: [email protected]


AUDITION WORKSHOP

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
5:30 – 6:30 pm PDT
Via Zoom

Ask questions about the Conservatory and audition process from Conservatory Director, Jeffrey Ingman, and La Jolla Playhouse Director of Learning, Bridget Cavaiola.

To register, please email your name, school and grade to [email protected].


CONSERVATORY TRAINING

Tony® Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse offers students grades 10–12 an intensive, in-person, 5-week experience to build theatre performance skills. We are looking for students who are passionate, who want to be part of an ensemble and are open to new techniques in storytelling.


THE PROGRAM

Spend five exciting weeks receiving professional training in acting, scene study, voice and speech, improvisation and movement. You will attend master classes with Playhouse artists, engage with presentations by La Jolla Playhouse staff, learn about the audition process and receive one-on-one mentoring.


HOW TO APPLY

  1. Fill out the online application linked below.
  2. Provide the recommendation link to two references, and have them submit two letters of recommendation.
  3. Please prepare a self-taped audition with the instructions below.

Application, two letters, and self-taped audition are due by May 17th, 2021 to be considered for the 2021 Conservatory.

» Submit your application online HERE
» Submit two letters of recommendation HERE.

Requirements for your self-taped audition:

  • Self-tape audition should be no longer than 3 minutes
  • Self-tape audition includes your slate (full-name – year in high school – name of the pieces)
  • Self-tape audition includes 1-2 monologues OR 1 monologue and 1 song of your choice – performed for camera
  • Self-tape audition should be downloaded to your own Dropbox, Vimeo, or YouTube account
  • Self-tape audition link is sent to [email protected]. Please include your link, name, phone number in your email

All applications will be notified of acceptance by May 31, 2021.


Health and Safety

La Jolla Playhouse takes the health and safety of our staff and students very seriously. We will be implementing a comprehensive safety plan based on the current CDC guidelines to ensure safety during our summer in-person programming. If for some reason we feel we cannot safely execute an in-person program, we will make a decision to host a three-week virtual conservatory by May 15, 2021.


CONSERVATORY DIRECTOR

Jeffrey Howard Ingman received his M.F.A. from Rutgers University, where he owes his vocabulary and training to master teachers like William Esper, Maggie Flanigan, Loyd Williamson and Edward Stern. Mr. Ingman has headed up M.F.A., B.F.A. and B.A. Theatre programs with over 20 years of teaching. He continues to work as a professional actor and director in both professional and academic environments and has over 70 productions to his name as a director. His most recent performance was as George in The Cake at La Jolla Playhouse. He is a sought-after audition coach – having developed a highly successful approach to the ‘Packaged Audition’ as it applies to conference auditions for Graduate Schools, Undergraduate Schools, and large conference auditions like URTA, NUA, SETC and All City Auditions. Mr. Ingman is the founder of “Audition Revelation” – his motto: Be Seen! Be Heard! Be Experienced!


La Jolla Playhouse Conservatory Alumni have been accepted into these prestigious drama programs across the country:

American Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts American Conservatory Theatre
Amherst College Bard College
Boston Conservatory Boston University
CalArts Carnegie Mellon
College of Santa Fe Emerson College
Juilliard New York University
North Carolina School of the Arts Northwestern University
Occidental College University of Southern California
University of California at Los Angeles,
Irvine, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Santa Cruz
Yale University

 

They have also performed in major motion pictures, on television and in national tours.

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