The Theatre Institute at Sage (TIS) is looking for young women or men (junior or senior) who are looking to pursue theatre as a career. The ideal candidate is:

  • a social leader
  • a powerful communicator
  • academically engaged
  • involved in the school theatre community
  • someone who serves and inspires others

Sage encourages interest from students of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Historic Russell Sage College has in-residence the Theatre Institute at Sage (TIS) which offers a unique opportunity for our theatre majors to study with professionals. Our Theatre Honors Event will include workshops taught by our college faculty and TIS actors/teachers in:

  • musical theatre
  • audition techniques
  • devised theatre
  • stage combat

This exciting intensive will be held Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York.

New York State has adopted Centers for Disease Control guidance on COVID-19. Guidelines current at the time of the event will be enforced. Social distancing and mask-wearing will be in effect, and class sizes will be small. Proof of vaccination required to attend.

The day will begin with an introductory session where nominees will meet the faculty and student hosts. All students will be expected to attend with a prepared musical theatre song and monologue piece. The song should be from standard musical theatre literature and the monologue should be from 20th/21st century theatre literature and no more than 2 minutes in length. The event will include group and individual workshop sessions. Lunch will be provided.

Participation in this year’s Theatre Honors Event will count as an audition for students applying to Russell Sage College. Students attending will also be eligible for the Stapleton Housing Scholarship.

Nominations are due by Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Students selected for the weekend intensive will be announced on Friday, December 10, 2021.

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If you have any questions about the Theatre Honors Weekend, please do not hesitate to contact Professor David Baecker at:

[email protected]