Institute for Advanced Theatre Training
The Institute has been resident for twenty-two years at Harvard University's Loeb Drama Center. It is considered a professional training program which lasts for two years (five semesters) including a three-month residency at the Moscow Art Theater School in Moscow, Russia. The current program director is Scott Zigler.
The program accepts roughly 20 acting, dramaturgy, and voice students per year who learn both through classroom activities and numerous opportunities for stage-experience including Institute productions as well as direct involvement in American Repertory Theater productions. Recent Institute productions have included Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day, Albert Innaurato's The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie and a stage adaptation of Donnie Darko. In addition to performances during the students' academic year, graduating second year students also put on a series of showcase performances in Cambridge, New York City, New York and Los Angeles to aid their transition into professional work.
Up until 2003, the Institute also hosted a well-respected directing program, begun by Robert Brustein in the 1980s. Alumni of this program include Faran Tahir, Kate Whoriskey, Jeff Zinn, Bart DeLorenzo, and 2007 Ford Fellow Tina Landau, Steve Zahn, Kerry O'Malley, Tim Kang, Zuzanna Szadkowski and Jessalyn Gilsig.
- Gray City, written by Keith Huff, directed by Lindsay Allbaugh
- Expats, written by Heather Lynn MacDonald, directed by Jonathan Carr
- Trigger, written by Kyle Jarrow, directed by Marcus Stern
- The Lacy Project, written by Alena Smith, directed by Scott Zigler
- The Room and Celebration, written by Harold Pinter, directed by Roman Kozak
- Institute for Advanced Theater Training at the American Repertory Theater
- Institute for Advanced Theatre Training on Myspace
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