What is a Proclamation?
Proclamation is, basically, a group of high school juniors and seniors who get together after school at the theater; talk about the world with Harvard professors and A.R.T. artists; invent a mind-exploding club theater show; bask in the glory of their adoring fans; give each other the most massive, epic hugs (the squeeze-the-life-out-of-you kind); promise they'll never let go of this feeling: that you made something important, and real, and that you made it together.
That's Proclamation. (Basically).
It's eight weeks, three days a week, two and a half hours a day. We don't audition for Proclamation, just informal one-on-one interviews. Whether you get invited to join the ensemble or not, we give everyone who applies the same fair shot.
Each year, the Proclamation project starts with a flashpoint: a current social or political event; book, essay or article; recent controversy; or work of art that ignites our investigation-- and ultimately, an original devised theater piece.
We treat everyone in Proclamation like a professional (because...we're making professional theater...). This means everyone gets paid for their work writing and performing at the A.R.T.
P.S.: No theater experience required.
Applications are now closed for Fall 2016.
Proclamation 4's flashpoint will be BORDERS/BOUNDARIES.
The program will run for eight weeks, September 12 - November 6, 2016;
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 4:00 - 7:30pm