Upcoming Boot Camp Sessions
August 21-25, October 23-27 and January 8-12, 2018
If you're already an online client of Wendy's, you do not need to complete the application. You do need to schedule a time to speak with Wendy about attending the Boot Camp of your choice.
We designed our boot camps for actors wanting to take an immersive plunge. Classes meet from 9am - 10pm, Monday-Friday and include acting classes, script classes, scene classes and classes that address interviewing and auditioning with industry professionals. It's a ton of practical skill-building and on-your-feet experience. These boot camps are appropriate for brand new actors and actors who want to immerse themselves in the Meisner Approach.
All classes are taught by Studio Director, Wendy Ward. Wendy is known for taking beginners very far, very quickly. Last year her theater company's production of JACUZZI was named one of the region's top 10 best shows of 2016. Two of the four actors had never performed in their lives. INDY Week Magazine theater critic Byron Woods said this about her work:
“JACUZZI marks Wendy Ward’s directorial debut in the region, and the regional debuts of three of her company’s four members. For two of them, Jacuzzi is their first show ever. Not to worry: you won’t be able to pick them out. But how do beginners get this good this quickly? Having a well-seasoned teacher helps.” -Bryon Woods, INDY Week Magazine
A maximum of six actors will be accepted to any given boot camp. All classes take place at the Ward Acting Studio, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suites 11 & 12, Durham, NC 27707. Housing is not provided but easily attainable through Airbnb or by booking a reservation at one of the many hotels and suites nearby. Orientation is the Sunday evening before formal classes begin on Monday morning. Click here to see a sample schedule.
Interested students must complete the application and a Skype interview in order to be considered.