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Montclair In London: Theater Scenes 2015
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:  
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Montclair applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Program Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: English Housing Options: Hotel
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Academic Area: Arts, Theatre
Program Description:


Montclair Spring in London

Theater Scenes 


Course dates:
January – May 2015

Travel to London:
March 6-14, 2015

Payment Deadlines and Costs
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The goal of this course is to extend students’ understanding of current professional theater scenes through exposure to a wide range of theatrical genres in London, a mecca for world-class theatre. Students attend seven productions and meet with actors, directors, playwrights, designers, and stage managers to discuss their work. They experience the professional production process in a variety of theatrical venues. The class meets several times on Sundays during the semester to discuss plays and prepare for the London trip. While in London the students will attend productions and participate in workshops, discussions, and backstage tours. 

The one-week study tour is an integral part of the spring semester course. Participants attend performances of classical and contemporary plays in Britain’s most exciting theatrical venues. In meeting the creative collaborators who make the productions happen, participants gain an insider’s view as they examine the traditions and practices that shape theatrical performance today.

Itinerary Highlights:
Theater Performances (approximately 7 in total) at venues such as:

  •   The Royal Shakespeare Company
  •   The Royal National Theater
  •   The Royal Court Theater
  •   West End, Off-West End, and Fringe Theater's

Activities will include Backstage Tours, Lectures, Discussions and Workshops 


Susan Kerner (Program Director) is a Professor in the Theater and Dance Department at Montclair State University. She has directed London theater programs for Montclair State University, New York University, Drew University and Rutgers University. A professional stage director, Ms. Kerner has directed in major regional, New York and London theaters. She has directed and taught internationally in England, Italy, Greece, Korea, and China, including a bi-lingual co-production of A. R Gurney’s The Dining Room for Shanghai Theater Academy (China) and Montclair State University. Professor Kerner was a Fulbright Scholar in India.

Guest lecturers:
A wide range of highly regarded theater professionals including playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and critics will conduct discussions and workshops at Shakespeare’s Globe and the Royal National Theater. 


All students must register with MSU for the following spring semester 2015 course.

  • THTR 275 Theatre Scenes: NJ, NY, and London
  • THTR 599 Special Topics: Theater Scenes: NJ, NY, and London

Students will read three or four of the plays prior to seeing the performances in London and write a 5 - 7 page paper on one of the productions which will include background research on the playwright, the theater company that produced the play, the critical response and a personal response to the production.  There will also be quizzes and an exam regarding the plays. A limited number of non-students will be accepted for the London trip, for an additional administrative fee.

Accommodations and Meals

Participants will stay in a centrally located London hotel in double and triple occupancy rooms with private bath. Breakfasts are included throughout.


Estimated Program Costs:

Approximately $2,700

Costs include:

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • 2 star hotel with continental breakfast
  • Transfers in England
  • Theater tickets
  • All lectures, workshops and tours

Program costs are based on 15 participants and current exchange rates and are subject to change.
Payment Schedule:
Once accepted into the program, the payment schedule for the program costs is as follows:
Application Fee Due October 1: $100
Deposit by November. 1: $1,000
Deposit by December 1:        $1,000
Final Payment by February 1:        $700 (final amount to be confirmed)

Make checks payable to "Montclair State University"


The minimum GPA considered will be 2.75. All participants are required to have an interview with Prof. Kerner. 

For Further Information:

Contact the Global Education Center at 973-655-4185 or email
Contact Susan Kerner at 201 563 4897 or email
Or visit us on the web at

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Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.