OUR MISSION

To awaken the minds, imaginations, and creative power of children,
teenagers, and young adults by providing opportunities for them
to experience the joy of live theatre as performers, writers,
technicians and audience members.

PLAYWRIGHT MENTORING PROJECT (PMP)

PMP is an award-winning, intensive six-month out-of-school activity that uses theatre as a catalyst to help underserved youth learn valuable life skills and develop positive self-images.

YOUTH THEATRE

The Youth Theatre is designed to extend the professionalism of the Mainstage to local youth, ages 13-19. Under a professional director and choreographer, students mount a full-scale musical theatre production that is presented 7–8 times a week for a three-week run.

STUDENT MATINEES

During Fall productions, students are brought to special all-student matinees and invited to stay for a talkback with members of the creative team. The school administration and faculty are provided with a study guide that prepares students for the production which provides a springboard for teachers to build lesson plans tying their curriculum to the show.

KIDS ACT! & TEENSACT!

These theatre camps give students ages 4–14 the opportunity to create their own original theatre productions under the guidance of theatre artists. Students build confidence and self-esteem in a non-competitive environment. Camps are offered during the spring and summer breaks.

PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Administrative and production internships are available for undergraduate- and graduate-level students interested in pursuing careers in theatre.

MUSICAL THEATRE CONSERVATORY

An intensive 10-week pre-professional training program with classes, rehearsals and performances led by some of the most successful Broadway artists working today.