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2016 Summer Youth Acting Intensives



Summer Acting Intensive for Youth 


Dan Granke and Emilia Sargent


A deposit of $100.00 per workshop is required to reserve a place.

The workshop will take place in the Studio Theatre at Hillsborough Community College-Ybor City.

Summer Youth Acting Intensive, 7th-12th grades

(June 13-17, Monday – Friday):

9:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M., Acting (Emilia Sargent)

Scene study, monologue and/or song interpretation, and improvisation. This intensive is for serious young actors who wish to develop acting skills needed to create truthful characters. Actors will deepen their skills and delve thoroughly into character development and script analysis, with emphasis on creating and actively pursuing acting objectives, discovering scenes through character relationships, physical and vocal work, emotional truth and availability.

12:15 P.M. – 12:45 P.M., Lunch

12:45 P.M. – 4:00 P.M., Unarmed Stage Combat (Dan Granke)

Study the principles underlying basic, safe, unarmed stage combat that you will encounter in most acting situations. Learn how to safely execute falls, slaps, punches and other moves, as well as how to use them to tell story and explore partnering on stage.

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Youth Acting Intensive 1 (Balance): $250 [wp_cart_button name=”Youth Acting Intensive 1 (Balance)” price=”250″]

Registration, June 7 – June 17:  $350 [wp_cart_button name=”Youth Acting Intensive 1 (Paid in full)” price=”350″]



To Register for Youth Acting Intensive:

Download the registration form here.

Email form to  cdfrankel@tamparep.org  or mail form to: 37330 Hickory Hill Lane, Dade City, Fl  33525 


Teaching Staff:

Dan Granke is an expert in acting, theatrical movement, and stage combat. He is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, and has studied with The Center for Movement Theatre, National Michael Checkov Association, and the Celebration Barn. He holds an MFA in Movement Pedagogy and currently serves on faculty at the University of South Florida. He is one of the founders and current Producing Artistic Director of the Tampa Shakespeare Festival.

Emilia Sargent is a professional actress, singer, director, and teacher, who studied Vocal Performance at Auburn University. A member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, Sargent’s Tampa Repertory Theatre appearances include Silent Sky, I Do! I Do!, The Glass Menagerie, and A Streetcar Named Desire, for which she received the Creative Loafing Best of the Bay 2012 Best Actress award. Additional stage credits include: My Fair Lady, Cabaret, A Christmas Story, Boston Marriage, Much Ado About Nothing, and Macbeth. She also directed TampaRep’s fall production of The Children’s Hour. Sargent recently received a Hillsborough Arts Council Artist Grant for continuing education at the Atlantic Theatre in New York. Passionate about theatre education for youth, Sargent serves as the Director of Education Programs for TampaRep, founded the S.A.L.T.™ Drama Intensive for youth in 2001, served on the faculty at the Patel Conservatory since its inception, and has directed numerous youth musicals in the Tampa Bay area. She served on the Corbett Preparatory School faculty for three years, and continues to run the Emilia Sargent Studio for voice and acting at the Community School of the Arts.