Proclamation Ensemble

Teens Performing in Proclamation 4: Borders/Boundaries, 2016. Photo: Gretjen Helene

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); and promise they'll never let go of this feeling: that you made something important and real, together.
That's Proclamation. (Basically).
It's eight weeks, three days a week, three 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, Proclamation starts with a flashpoint: a current social or political event; book, essay or article; recent controversy; or work of art that ignites our investigation—which ultimately develops into an original devised theater piece written and performed by the ensemble.
We treat everyone in Proclamation like a professional. This means everyone gets paid for their work writing and performing at the A.R.T.
P.S.: No theater experience required.
Applications for Proclamation 6 (Fall 2018) will be available Summer 2018.

The program will run for eight weeks September-November (exact dates TBD)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 4:00 - 7:30pm

Two final performances will take place in November (exact dates and times TBD)

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