Our summer 2017 schedule is now available and registration is open!
1-Week Individual Events Workout
Start your season with us and experience national championship caliber coaching combined with the highest caliber resources all in the beautiful, safe and relaxing atmosphere of the Stanford University campus. Our challenging curriculum ensures that speakers starting out their forensic careers will learn the basic skills necessary to become competitive immediately while providing them with a firm foundation for growth. Experienced speakers will master advanced techniques to improve their performances and make them more successful at local, state and national competitions.
The 1-Week Individual Events Workout is designed for students who already have a strong skillset within the arena of Individual Events. Due to the limited time available in only a week, experienced studetns are asked to come into the program with a piece in order to maximize the benefit of the program.
The primary purpose of the 1-Week Individual Events Workout is to accommodate students who are unable to attend the 2-Week Core Individual Events Program due to unavoidable scheduling constraints. SNFI strongly suggests attending the 2-Week Core Individual Events Program instead of the 1-Week Individual Events Workout. Note that the academic experience is not tailored to students attending the 1-Week Individual Events Workout, so students may arrive/depart in the middle of important materials without being at a logical start/stop point, and our staff is unable to make special accommodations for students who are departing early from or arrivaing late to the 2-Week Core Individual Events Program via enrollment in the 1-Week Individual Events Workout.
Courses of Study: Extemp: Original Oratory; Original Advocacy; Dramatic Interp, Humorous Interp; Duo Interp (Both students must attend); Prose; Poetry; Oratorical Interp; Expository Speaking; Thematic Interp; Impromptu Speaking or Original Prose and Poetry*
Limited Preparation Events: This track includes extemporaneous speaking, commentary and impromptu speaking. Students will focus on strategies to make the most out of prep time while working to develop skills necessary for both effective argumentation and delivery. Significant time will be spent mastering thesis development, research skills and introductions, as well as fine-tuning skillls that seperate competitors in final rounds. In addition, all students in the extemp lab will take part in lecture and discussion focused on today’s most relevant events, and will explore topics pertinent to both US and international extemp.
Interpretative Events: This track includes humorous interp, dramatic interp, duo interp (both students must be present), thematic interp, oratorical interp, prose/poetry. Interp students will learn how to choose an appropriate performance piece, cut it down to fit the event requirement and then how to bring it to life through a variety of interpretive techniques. In addition to learning competitive techniques, students will participate in lab activities and lectures which will help them develop their interpretive skills.
*Note: Additional events based on regional requirements may be added upon request
2017 1-Week Individual Events Workout Staff Members Include:
Check back closer to the start of camp for details on our 2017 staff
We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed and as we have complete biographic information available. Staff listing may not be fully up to date or reflect all hires to date.
2016 1-Week Individual Events Workout Staff Members Included:
With combined winning experience of over 40 years, Sarah Rosenberg and Luis Cardenas have coached students to hundreds of final rounds across the country. Their students have won DUO at CFL Nationals and have tied for 1st in DUO at NFL Nationals twice. They have had over 30 National Finalists at both CFL and NFL and have won countless State Championships in California, New York, Philadelphia and Florida. Current projects center on The Festival of New American Musicals and Future Fest, working with composers such as Stephen Schwartz, Jeff Marx, Jason Robert Brown and Stephen Sondheim. NYC credits include the Off-Broadway musicals Fools in Love and Tempest Toss'd, one a doo-wop re imagining of A Midsummer Nights Dream and the other, a re imagining of The Tempest. Both are designed to make watching Shakepeare a family event and have won rave reviews in major newspapers across the country. These musicals have also been showcased at BAM, The New York Musical Theater Festival, El Portal, Theatre Row in Hollywood, and The Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, CO. they also have a new professional theater company in New York City called Open Hydrant. This is the first Equity ensemble theater company in the Bronx serving under-served artists. Their work also can be seen in the new film, Shakespeare High Executive Produced by Kevin Spacey, which premiered at Robert DeNiro's Tribeca Film Festival in NYC and will premiere on Showtime this fall. Rosie/Lou have coached for Stuyvesant High School, Bronx High School of Science, Florida Forensic Institute, Bronx Prep, Holy Ghost Prep, San Marino High School, Cleveland High School, James Logan and The PUC Schools. For more info visit: www.shakespearehigh.org www.lafestival.org http://thepoint.org http://openhydrant.org
* Tentative and Subject to Change
|Jul 23rd - Jul 29th||9th-12th||Stanford University||$1,350.00 – $1,650.00||
|Jul 30th - Aug 5th||9th-12th||Stanford University||$1,350.00 – $1,650.00||
|Aug 6th - Aug 12th||9th-12th||Stanford University||$1,350.00 – $1,650.00||