Photos and quotes from BIMA participants.
BIMA offers promising actors an experience above and beyond traditional theater programs. As you refine your technique and develop your creative skills, you and your fellow actors will work closely with a talented faculty and guest artists to form an ensemble that creates original, collaborative, theatrical works.
The theater major includes three main elements:
- Technique classes
- Special workshops
- Development and rehearsal of an original theatrical work
Throughout the month, you will participate in special workshops with guest artists. In the past, special workshops have focused on dance, costume design, environmental theater, mask, acrobatics, puppeteering, and street theater.
Each summer, the theater students work together to create an original, collaborative work. You and your peers will explore a question or theme; then together you will create a performance based on your interpretations and personal experience.
You will also have opportunities to attend world-class theater performances in Boston and in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.
Hear Jason Slavick, BIMA theater instructor, speak about the theater major: