Grades 6-12

ABOUT LEAP: Studio Stage

An intensive Performance Training Program for Middle & High School theatre artists who are eager to begin auditioning for productions at school or in their community. LEAP: Studio Stage is designed to bridge the gap between Theatre Classes and a Main Stage Production. Perfect for students who are curious to work with scripted material, demystify the audition/rehearsal process, or develop their acting chops. Students work in a small cohort alongside a Teaching Artist/Director to explore performance skills in-depth with guidance and coaching. This fast-paced interdisciplinary training program focuses on acting and performance skills, with an emphasis on learning vocabulary and technique, using scripted material. The rehearsal process focuses on building an inclusive ensemble dedicated to re-imagining stories for a small, black-box stage. Students are heavily involved in all facets of the production including blocking and the minimalistic approach to set, prop, and costume construction.


None!  Middle & high school students of all experience levels are encouraged to register. This program is open to students in Grades 6-12.


No audition to participate. An audition process to assign roles will be held during the first week of rehearsal.  Students of all experience levels are welcome. This class is ideal for beginners interested in a scripted play experience and for those who are ready to make the leap from theatre classes to Main Stage productions in their school or community. Our goal is to build skills and confidence for all young artists.
Please note: Enrollment in this program does not guarantee casting in a Main Stage production.



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