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TDF RAP Summer Intensive Scholarship A Workshop for Student Playwrights Who is eligible: HS Students grade 9-12 who are interested in learning the craft of playwriting and creating their own play. Students must have well developed writing skills, interest in playwriting, and a recommendation from a teaching artist, or English teacher. Team spirit, commitment and enthusiasm are important qualities for this program. What is the RAP Summer Intensive Scholarship: o Playwriting workshops four days a week, for 2 weeks, with independent writing done on your own o Attend two Broadway or Off Broadway plays—for study & inspiration o Small group seminars with top playwrights about creative process and craft o Write (and rewrite) a ten-minute original play o Professional actors available to read student plays in progress each week o Final work given a staged reading by professional actors in an Off Broadway theatre o Snacks and Metro cards are provided When is the RAP Summer Intensive Scholarship: Two weeks, four days a week, five hours a day July 5th-15th 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, final presentation on the 15th 1-4pm Where: TDF offices located at: 520 8th Avenue btwn 36th and 37th streets 8th Floor Suite 801 Conference Room How do I apply: Admission to the TDF RAP Summer Intensive is by application and teacher recommendation. Residency Arts Project Summer Intensive Scholarship Application Name School Grade Home Address Borough E-mail Phone number RAP Teacher (if applicable) RAP Teaching Artist (if applicable) Parent/Guardian name Parent/Guardian home telephone Parent/Guardian cell phone Parent/Guardian address Parent/Guardian e-mail Please include the following with your application: 1. Sample writing essay- please answer the question: Why write plays? 2. Playwriting- a three-page sample from a play you’ve written or created for this application. 3. One recommendation form (attached) from your English teacher or RAP TA. Return applications via e-mail, fax, or snail mail to: Theatre Development Fund c/o Education Department RAP program 520 Eighth Avenue Suite 801 NY, NY 10018 Fax 212-768-1563 Phone 212-912-9770 X331 email@example.com Applications due June 8, 2011 RAP Summer Intensive Scholarship (RSIS) Student Contract The success of the RSIS lies in your total understanding of what will be expected of you and your willingness to accept the terms and conditions of this contract. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES ARE AS FOLLOWS: I. Attendance The classes. You must attend EVERY class and arrive on time or early. A great deal of time and effort has been spent in organizing and arranging each of the classes. Direct and timely communication. This may include: attending any meetings concerning RSIS held by your teaching artist, responding promptly to phone calls and/or e-mails by either your teacher or from tdf and informing us of any issues or conflicts. We, at TDF, feel that there are no problems we can’t solve if given enough time. Acting responsibly is the best way of showing your commitment to the program. Attending the performances. Tickets will be bought for you to attend two shows on or off Broadway. You are expected to attend with the group. II. Writing You must complete and work on writing as assigned, including all homework assignments. You must adhere to deadlines set by the teaching artist and tdf. You will complete a 10-minute play by the end of the intensive. Student Commitment I have thoroughly read and discussed the terms of this contract with my parent/guardian. I accept the RAP Summer Intensive Scholarship with the understanding that: The project will involve my attendance at each scheduled class and in-depth involvement in the written and class work. It is my responsibility to cooperate fully with the teaching artist and TDF and to respond promptly to his/her communications. ___________________________ _________________________ ____________ (student’s name- please print) (student’s signature) (date) Commitment of Parent or Guardian I have thoroughly read and discussed the terms of this contract with my child. I fully support my child’s involvement in this program with the understanding that he/she: will be required to attend every class will be responsible for meeting deadlines and keeping up with the class work I also understand that in permitting my child to apply to the program I give TDF permission to: Select the shows that my child is taken to see. In doing so, I am entrusting them with the responsibility of selecting shows that have artistic and educational value. I understand that some of the shows may have sophisticated and adult content. Determine the practicality and safety of approving an outing in case of inclement weather. Use any photos take may be taken of my child or quotes for publicity and fundraising purposes. _________________________ __________________________ ____________ (parent’s/guardian’s name) (signature) (date) Spring 2011 Dear Teacher: Attached you will find a student application for Theatre Development Fund’s prestigious RAP Summer Intensive Scholarship. If selected as a recipient in the scholarship program the student will participate in: o Playwriting workshops four days a week with independent writing done at home o View two Broadway or Off Broadway plays—for study & inspiration o Work in small group seminars with top playwrights about creative process and craft o Write (and rewrite) a ten-minute original play o Have professional actors available to read student plays in progress each week o Have final work given a staged reading by professional actors in an Off Broadway theatre In determining which students BEST qualify for this wonderful opportunity, we ask that you fill out the attached recommendation form and return it in a sealed envelope to the student who requested the recommendation. Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter. We are appreciative of your efforts on behalf of this candidate. Sincerely, Marianna Marianna Houston Education Director Theatre Development Fund 520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 801 New York, NY 10018 212-912-9770 ext. 330 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tdf.org THEATRE DEVELOPMENT FUND’S RSIS PROGRAM TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORM Name of Student Applicant: Name of School’s Participating Teacher: Teacher’s Name making the recommendation / Subject Matter: How do you know this student? Kindly check the rating that best applies to the student in each category. EXCELLENT GOOD SATISFACTORY WEAK Academic Standing Attendance and Punctuality Active and insightful participation in classroom discussions Writing Skills Reliable and responsible Meets deadlines Displays enthusiasm for learning and new experiences Is there any other information that you feel would be helpful for us to better know this candidate?
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