Musical Theater Audition Intensive

Summer Musical Theater Audition Intensive

Ages 12-18

Directed by Jackie Salvador & Ahmad Maaty


Overview

Join us again for our popular Musical Theater Intensive program! Actors will strengthen their audition room skills and prepare for future auditions at schools, community theaters, and professional productions.  Students will expand their musical theater repertoire while learning audition techniques, characterization, choreography, and musicality. Students will learn to prepare for singing auditions, dance calls, and acting auditions. Teaching artists from AFYP and Mason Community Arts Academy will mentor performers in acting, dance, and singing in this rigorous and fun program. The week will culminate in a final presentation on Friday, showcasing the skills developed throughout the week.

Each student should prepare 32 bars of a song from a musical theater show, as well as a short monologue, to bring with them on Monday morning.

Ages: 12-18

Dates: June 19 – 23, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuition: $475

Early Bird Special: Register by May 15th for $10 off

Location: Mason Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building/Music Theater Building

Requirements

Program Faculty


Ahmad Maaty
Director/Choreographer

Ahmad Maaty is an Egyptian-American actor, dancer, choreographer, and singer. He graduated from George Mason University with a BA in Theatre and a minor in Dance. Mr. Maaty holds a Masters of Fine Arts in acting from the acclaimed Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in NYC. Ahmad is also an adjunct faculty member of the School of Theater at GMU. Mr. Maaty is a Helen Hayes-nominated choreographer for his work in “Pippin” with Monumental Theatre Company and recently won “Best Actor in a Community Theater Production” for his role of “Daddy Warbucks” in “Annie,” in Broadway World’s Regional Awards (Washington, D.C. area.) Mr. Maaty has taught with AFYP since 2007, and is the musical theatre director and choreographer at summer camp and for all showcase programs. He also teaches and dances with the Academy of Russian Ballet. Recently, Mr. Maaty has appeared in “Aida” with Constellation Theatre Company; in Prince William Little Theatre’s productions of “Annie,” “Tommy,” and “Julius Caesar;” and in Fauquier Community Theatre’s “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”  

Mary Lechter Staff Member

Mary Lechter
MCAA Executive Director and Faculty at Mason’s School of Theater

A graduate of University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Speech Communications, Mary has been working professionally as an actor in the metropolitan Washington-area, Los Angeles, and New York since 1985. She has worked at Washington area theaters including Theater of the First Amendment, Arena Stage, Studio Theatre, and Source Theatre. Television, radio and film credits include ABC’s All My ChildrenBarry Levinson’s Avalon, Diesel Films’ Dracula’s Mother, the MGM/Lionsgate thriller Hit and Run, and several spots for NPR’s Morning Edition.

Mary founded AFYP in 1997, and has seen the company grow from being its only teacher with a sporadic program schedule in rented spaces to where it is today: a year-round program with a full staff, working in conjunction with Potomac Arts Academy, for which she is Associate Director.

She is a longtime member of Mason’s School of Theater faculty in the areas of Performance and Theater Education. She was named a 2013 “Teacher of Distinction” and was a 2014 TEDxGeorgeMasonU speaker (“Magic Moments: the Transformative Power of  Theater“). She previously taught at the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Her professional memberships include The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actor’s Equity Association, and the Educational Theatre Association.

Mary’s directing credits include An Experiment with an Air Pump and Shakespeare in Hollywood (George Mason University); Still Beating Hearts and A Godless Man (Theater of the First Amendment First Light Festival); Happy Holidays, Charlie Brown, 101 Dalmatians, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play; Willy Wonka, Jr.; Peter Pan, Jr.; A Seussified Christmas Carol; Alice in Wonderland, Jr. (AFYP).

Jacqueline “Jackie” Salvador
Vocal Coach

Jacqueline “Jackie” Salvador is an actor in New York City, originally from Stafford, Virginia. She made her Off-Broadway debut with Atlantic Theatre in their production of “James and the Giant Peach,” where she played Spider. She is currently expected to provide the voice of “Dorothy Hess” in the upcoming fictional podcast “The 8th Light.” She has played an assortment of musical theater characters; Bonnie in “Anything Goes,” Carla in “In The Heights,” and The Stepmother in “Cinderella: The New Musical” in Virginia. She is a graduate of George Mason University’s School of Music. Lastly, she has no words to express how excited she is to be back with the AFYP family! Thank you Red Shirts! 

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