Summer 2024

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A different summer theater experience!

Training For All Levels

We are dedicated to comprehensive training in a safe and supportive environment. Our teaching artists have diverse backgrounds in the arts; working artists, academics, and established teachers. Age and level recommendations, are just that; if you have questions about what Spark Programs are the best fit for your student, learn more about who A Spark Student Is.

Mentorship Model

Spark students are already passionate about theater arts and they are excited to train. Our program structure allows them an intimate learning environment and flexibility in their busy schedules.

Flexible Tuition

Our Flexible Tuition model is based on the principle that a person's financial commitment should be proportionate to their financial resources. It eliminates the categories of "scholarships" and "financial aid" and replaces it with a model that empowers you to determine what you are able to pay. The Spark is committed to being an inclusive and safe space for all who create. Learn more about this unique model.

Skills Intensives

These 1-day, 3-day & 1-week specialized training workshops shape well-rounded artists by offering resume building and skills training opportunities.

REGISTRATION OPENS March 6, 2021

My Story | A Teen Playwrights Workshop

Monday, July 8, 2024
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Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Intensive Schedule:
Monday - Wednesday
@
5:00 - 8:00PM
July 5, 2024
Level:

Take your story from experience to the stage, delve into themes of identity, gender, alliship, and what it is like to be young and alive today. Embrace the power of your narrative and join us in celebrating what makes your story uniquely compelling. In this workshop, your voice isn't just heard—it's amplified. This intensive will culminate with an invite only open mic style final presentation of material created in the workshop!

Valued Tuition Price: $
350.00

Summer Intensives

REGISTRATION OPENS March 6, 2021

Fight For Your Destiny | Sondheim and Schonberg In Concert

Monday, June 10, 2024
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Sunday, July 7, 2024
Directed By:
Dillon Kenyon
Rehearsal Schedule:
Not all actors required at every rehearsal.
Monday - Friday
@
5:00 - 9:00PM
Tech Week |
Monday - Wednesday
@
5:00 - 11:00PM
Check out our visual Rehearsal Calendar for details.
Open Studio:
Optional time to rehearse show material.
Monday - Friday
@
4:00 - 5:00PM
Performance Schedule:
2 weekend run
1st Performance:
Friday, June 28, 2024
|
6
Performances
Fri @ 7PM | Sat @ 6PM | Sun @ 1PM
2 Ways To Audition This Summer!
1) Submit a Video Audition by
June 5, 2024
Callbacks will be held in-person on
Thursday, June 6, 2024
Can't make callbacks? We may request additional video materials.
Can't make a video audition? We will spend more time with you at callbacks.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Audition Requirements & Submission Details sent after registration.

Join us this summer as we continue to innovate performance-based training. This production is a two-act performance featuring two amazing titles in concert: Into the Woods and Les Mis. Performers will have the unique opportunity to experience the contrast of performing both musical genres; sensationalized fictional fairytale and a grounded historical drama. This performance will feature a live band, choir, and staged numbers to tell the stories that we love.

Valued Tuition Price:
$
1150.00

My Story | A Teen Playwrights Workshop

Monday, July 8, 2024
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Wednesday, July 10, 2024
(3 days w/ performance)
Directed By:
Amy Neumann
(Spark Mentor & Mental Health Professional)
Workshop Schedule:
Monday - Wednesday
@
5:00 - 8:00PM
Tech Week |
@
Check out our visual Rehearsal Calendar for details.
@
Performance Schedule:
1 Invited Performance
Wednesday, July 10, 2024
@ 7:00PM
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. No materials need to submitted before the workshop.

Take your story from experience to the stage, delve into themes of identity, gender, alliship, and what it is like to be young and alive today. Embrace the power of your narrative and join us in celebrating what makes your story uniquely compelling. In this workshop, your voice isn't just heard—it's amplified. This intensive will culminate with an invite only open mic style final presentation of material created in the workshop!

Valued Tuition Price:
$
350.00
Can't make callbacks? We may request additional video materials.

The Importance of Being Earnest

| A Staged Reading

Monday, July 15, 2024
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Sunday, July 28, 2024
(2 weeks + performances)
Directed By:
Malary Nicoletti
Rehearsal Schedule:
Not all actors required at every rehearsal.
Monday - Thursday
@
5:00 - 9:00PM
Tech Week |
Thursday
@
5:00 - 11:00PM
Check out our visual Rehearsal Calendar for details.
Open Studio:
Optional time to rehearse show material.
Monday - Thursday
@
4:00 - 5:00PM
Performance Schedule:
1 weekend run
1st Performance:
Friday, July 26, 2024
|
3
Performances
Fri @ 7PM | Sat @ 6PM | Sun @ 1PM
2 Ways To Audition This Summer!
1) Submit a Video Audition by
July 10, 2024
Callbacks will be held in-person on
Saturday, July 13, 2024
Can't make callbacks? We may request additional video materials.
Can't make a video audition? We will spend more time with you at callbacks.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Audition Requirements & Submission Details sent after registration.

Experience the wit and rebellion of "The Importance of Being Earnest" in our two-week staged reading performance intensive. Oscar Wilde was a controversial artist in his time. Wilde dared to challenge the conventions of traditional marriage and societal expectations through farcical comedy and created a timeless classic. Join us for an immersive exploration where laughter intertwines with learning, each scene a gateway to theatrical mastery that will not only bring this defiant story to life, but also build your acting toolbox. This intensive will culminate with a weekend production run of this cheeky staged reading.

Valued Tuition Price:
$
750.00

Tech Theater Crew

Tech Theater Crew is a comprehensive tech program for aspiring theater technicians. Hands-on training intensives and build days take place over 2-weeks. Then students are assigned to run show crews! Students in this company will benefit from our mentorship model where they work alongside professionals.

REGISTRATION OPENS March 6, 2021

Tech Theater Crew 2023

Monday, July 10, 2023
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Sunday, August 13, 2023
(2 weeks + crew assignments)
Hands-On Training Schedule:
Monday - Thursday
@
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Open Shop optional from 1:00PM-4:00PM.
Build Day Schedule:
Friday
@
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Tech Week Schedules:
She Kills Monsters | Tues - Thu, July 25 - 27 @ 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Seussical | Tues - Thu, Aug 1 - 3 @ 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Performance Schedules:
She Kills Monsters | July 28 - Aug 6, 2023 | 6 Performances
Seussical | Aug 4 -13, 2023 | 6 Performances
Fri @ 7:00PM | Sat @ 1:00PM & 6:00PM | Sun @ 1:00PM
SPACES LIMITED!

Tech Theater Crew will train and build (the sets and their craft) for 2-weeks. Students will participate in BOTH Tech Skills Intensives: Scene Shop & Theater Technology where they will learn set construction, scenic painting, light and sound operation and so much more. Plus they will participate in Build Days where they will work side by side with professionals to install sets, run light hangs and focus, and more. Then the Tech Theater Crew will work together as assigned members of Main Stage Productions’ run crews. Tech Students are welcome to participate in Intensives for Performers this summer too!

Valued Tuition Price: $
1350.00

Tech Skills Intensives

These 4-day specialized training workshops will delve into the world of technical theater offering hands-on skills training opportunities.

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 6, 2021

Scene Shop

Monday, July 10, 2023
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Thursday, July 13, 2023
Intensive Schedule:
Monday - Thursday
@
10:00AM - 1:00PM
OPEN to students of all skill levels!

From literally the stage floor up, technicians versed in set construction, scenic art, and rigging techniques bring to life the locations and magic reveals that enchant audiences. Come learn terminology, build techniques, safe power tool use, and get splattered in paint as you shape your skills in stagecraft. This is a hands-on training opportunity where students will be introduced to the world of the scene shop.

Valued Tuition Price: $
300.00

Theater Technology

Monday, July 17, 2023
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Thursday, July 20, 2023
Intensive Schedule:
Monday - Thursday
@
10:00AM - 1:00PM
OPEN to students of all skill levels!

Step into the booth and let’s get behind the boards! Lights & sound are integral parts of every production. Learn how to operate, cue, create effects and more as we dive into the technology behind live theater. This is a hands-on training opportunity where students will learn practical skills for running a production’s light and sound.

Valued Tuition Price: $
300.00

Youngest Performers Programs

These half-day programs are the perfect introduction to theater play for ages 5-9. Young performers will learn foundational skills in acting/vocals/dance that they will showcase on the last day of each program!

REGISTRATION OPENS March 6, 2021
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Summer at The Spark

Summer Main Stage
  • Registration based programs guarantee students a space. Auditions are used to cast roles within the production.
  • Consolidated rehearsal period of 2 to 4-weeks. Evening rehearsals. Rehearsals are called vs set daily hours. Not all actors are required at every rehearsal. We work hard to respect your time and therefore rehearsal schedules are created and distributed early. We accept rehearsal conflicts prior to auditioning. No conflicts are allowed during tech week. Major conflicts may impact casting, but we're open to discussing solutions.
Tech Theater Crew
  • Registration based programs guarantee students a space. Open to students of all levels.
  • A hands-on tech curriculum with class time, open shop, build days, and crew assignment(s) on one or both of our Summer Main Stage productions.
  • This program is 4 or 5-weeks. Afternoon and evening classes & rehearsals primarily. Students also have the option to take the Tech Skills Intensives without being assigned to a crew.

Why The Spark?

Aside from our incredible team of teachers, designers, directors, and staff; The Spark is a place where students can find the confidence to lead and take initiative in their own lives. We believe in empowering students and the community through performance. The skills students gain in our programming translates to heightened leadership abilities, stronger sense of self, and a passion for creating and pursuing value in their communities. The Spark is where creatively inclined students come to find a home and the stepping stone to their next great adventure.

Student Expectations

The Spark follows select Actors Equity Procedures in order to expose students to the expectations and regulations adhered to in the industry. Students are also required to abide by Actors Equity Etiquette. Visit our student expectations page for more detailed information! ​

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