High Tech’s Jake Harrison and Amaya Montanez Attend Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory

(New Brunswick, NJ—October 14, 2016) High Tech senior Jake Harrison of Hoboken and High Tech sophomore and Jersey City resident Amaya Montanez, both of whom had attended the Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory (RSAC) this past July, will prepare for this year’s audition workshop in the winter, along with other High Tech Performing Arts majors, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
RSAC, Mason Gross School of the Arts’ highly selective conservatory for young adults with serious acting ambitions, offers a four-week program for thirty-eight high school students from around the country. The conservatory faculty comprises working theater professionals dedicated to providing students with a challenging, inspiring learning environment that allows each student to develop as a young theater artist.
“[High Tech’s] relationship with Mason Gross School of the Arts and RSAC has been in place since 2001,” notes Deborah Arters, veteran instructor and head of the High Tech Performing Arts Department.  “Over thirty drama students have attended RSAC.”
Mason Gross School of the Arts, flagship public arts conservatory of Rutgers University, gathers arts students in a creative space within a stimulating research university, an intimate campus setting with easy access to, and participation in, New York City’s dynamic cultural life. The school instills insights and skills that future generations of arts professionals require to contribute to a creative and scholarly world, with undergraduate and graduate degrees in the areas of dance, filmmaking, music, theater, and visual arts.

Registration for 2017’s Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory opens on October 15, 2016 and closes on June 5, 2017, or whenever the conservatories reach maximum enrollment.  Applications received after June 5, 2017 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.



from  left to right: Marshall Jones (Director of RSAC), Deborah Arters, Amaya Montanez, and Jake Harrison


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