The Spark Program offers a comprehensive training model. It starts in classes where foundational skills are learned. Spark students then implement skills in a professional production process where they perform alongside adult artists and continue their training through artist mentorship. Students are also encouraged to expand their skills resume through intensive opportunities where special interests can be explored.
Students will experience various training methodologies, while exploring theory and developing foundational skills essential to a theater artist's success.
Beyond our standard classes we offer Spark Practicums which are classes specifically tailored to help students succeed on stage. These class curricula are customized for each associated production, to build on techniques and ideas that will be used in rehearsals and performances. To participate in these classes students must be registered for the associated production.
Students rehearse and perform alongside professional artists who share their insight, provide supportive coaching and model passion and professionalism for their artistic craft.
Training doesn't stop just because we are in rehearsal. This is also the time to implement skills and concepts learned in Spark Classes.
Students must register and audition to participate in Spark Productions. Learn more about our Audition Process and review our Casting Policy for more insight about Spark Productions.
Intensives are offered throughout the year to support our seasonal programming.
Students are fully saturated in a specific subject matter. Allowing students to learn, explore, practice, and apply a technique or concept. Some intensives result in a workshop style presentation, some do not - this is dependent on the subject matter which varies from intensive to intensive.