NWSA launches Summer Theater Academy for low-income students interested in pursuing a career in theater

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nwsa summer theater academy prMIAMI--- From Monday, June 8 through Friday, June 19, 2015, New World School of the Arts (NWSA) will be offering Summer Theater Academy, a program designed to help talented, low-income students, entering 11th and 12th grades in the fall of 2015, gain a competitive edge in theater auditions through training for collegiate arts programs. This initiative is funded in part through a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge grant, a funding initiative to help bring South Florida together through the arts. “There is an unparalleled opportunity through this grant to reach young students in our community who wouldn’t normally have this type of opportunity,” said Dr. Jeffrey Hodgson, Provost of New World School of the Arts. “We want to shine a light on their talent and let them see the world can be their stage.”
 
The NWSA Summer Theater Academy takes place Monday, June 8  through Friday, June 19, 2015. Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM. New World School of the Arts, MDC Wolfson Campus, Building 5. Located at 25 NE 2nd Street, downtown Miami, FL 33132.

Varied High School dance concerts close the dance season

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dance senior showcase prThis year’s New World School of the Arts’ High School Spring Dance Concert will be an exciting and varied program, featuring the work of respected choreographers including Kehynde Hill, Josée Garant and Peter London, among others.
 
The High School Spring Dance Concert starts at 7:30 PM on May 8. Other performances are on May 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, May 9 at 2:00 PM. New World Dance Theater, 25 NE 2ndStreet, 8th floor, downtown, Miami. General admission is $15, students and seniors is $5. Tickets available at http://nwsa.mdc.edu/. Information about the concert is available at 305-237-3341.

The Skin of our Teeth takes center stage at NWSA

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skin of our teeth prNew World School of the Arts high school theater program concludes the academic year with Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of our Teeth.” Directed by Stuart Meltzer, NWSA alumnus, theater faculty and Artistic Director of Zoetic Stage, the play takes the young high school acting students of NWSA through a compressed journey from the beginning of time that addresses universal questions and issues with universal answers. “Outside the style and its wild and whimsical theatricality, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play explores themes that are frighteningly omnipresent today - and that in itself is one of the essential and crucial themes of the play,” explained Stuart Meltzer.

BFA theater graduates travel to New York City to reunite with fellow NWSA graduates - actors Kate Finneran and Natalie Gold - and present their showcase

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nwsa showcase prMiami, FLORIDA – Full of energy and much anticipation, a group of 13 Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) graduates from Miami Florida’s premier arts conservatory, New World School of the Arts’ (NWSA) College Theater Division head to New York City in search of their big Broadway opportunity. During their week-stay the students will showcase their talent to a group of more than thirty talent agents and scouts, many of who are already familiar with the level of artistic excellence demonstrated by NWSA’s students and alums.
 
This year’s well anticipated journey to NYC includes an exceptional artistic component, which has the group of soon-to-be actors elated. Established actors Kate Finneran and Natalie Gold, both alumni of the Theater program of New World School of the Arts, have agreed to offer theirvaluable time to their younger peers in a one-hour Q&A session.

New Playwrights’ Festival explores Fantasy & fiction; comedy & drama; anxiety & death

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MIAMINew World School of the Arts presents its 25th annual New Playwrights’ Festival. The 2015 Festival features eight original short plays written by current New World School of the Arts High School and College Students. Thisyear there will be one student-directed and seven faculty-directed productions. The festival allows young student playwrights from both the high school andcollege the unique opportunity to experience what is like to workshop an original play.
 
“The students gain a deeper understanding of the challenges of rewrites and other adjustments that must be made when producing original work. They learn thatplaywriting begins as a solitary endeavor, and then develops into a collaborative art form once the director, designers and actors become involved. Each artist contributes to the shape of the final, produced play,” said 2015 Festival Coordinator, Pamela Roza Hayes.

NWSA music concerts offer world premiere compositions

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pianorecital prMiami — New World School of the Arts'  Chamber Music and Piano Recital will feature students of the NWSA College Music Division coming together to collaborate in one of music’s most revered genres, chamber music. The skill required to performs chamber works ultimately leads to communicating musical intention without words to interpret timeless works by beloved composers. In this performance, the young artists will be featuringworks by Turina from Spain, Villa Lobos from Brazil and Hungarian’s Bartok’s Contrast for violin, clarinet and piano, among many more. The performance will be rounded off by piano features of students from the piano studio professor Ciro Fodere.

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