We are looking for driven and responsible students who have demonstrated mature and significant achievement in theater—onstage or behind the scenes. Generally, these students should also excel academically, particularly in communication, English and the humanities. This program is focused on bringing Shakespeare’s texts into performance. It is intense and demanding, both intellectually AND physically! Students will be involved in strenuous activity for significant portions of the day for three weeks straight. So, lots of energy and a positive attitude are fundamental to a successful candidate for the program. Students who come without such willingness hinder the morale and progress of the entire program and preclude other students from participating. As this is a residential program for which students receive college credit, participants are required to remain on campus throughout the entire 3 weeks of the program. Please consider these factors in your nominations.
In an effort to simplify the admissions process, this application form may completed by a teacher, administrator, the student applicant or the applicant’s parent. An Official of the school district (usually the gifted coordinator) will rank multiple applicants from their district once the submission deadline has passed, if needed.
Please use this form to nominate each student for participation in the UVa-Wise Governor's School in Theater Arts. Fields with asterisks are required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please list the student Nominee's mailing address. If the nominee's mailing address is different from his or her residential address, please click on the red link at the bottom of the input box and enter the nominee's residential address (for use only in the event of an emergency).