Education

ArtsWest Performance Institute

This season over 10,000 people will see a production at ArtsWest and 2000 of these ticket purchasers will be brand new to our theater.

Over 120 of Seattle’s best actors, designers, directors and crew have come to work with us this year alone.

Our productions are critically acclaimed. We produce compelling, relevant theatre.

Now it’s your turn to find out how we do what we do and most importantly why.
Join us for a learning experience you will never forget.

SUMMER PROGRAM

Theatre is life in its most concentrated and compelling form. Training as a theater artist Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.comshapes students into creative, empowered and passionate members of society. They learn skills they will use for the rest of their lives, including collaboration, respect, confidence and creativity. With Musical Theatre Academy classes for all ages this summer at ArtsWest is going to be full of exploration and full of fun!

 

DCF 1.0Elementary School Musical Theatre Academy
July 6-17 Session #1 | August 3-14 Session #2 | 10am-4pm both sessions
Kindergarten – Grade 5, no audition
$400 per session

These two week sessions will welcome our youngest students into the world of incredible story-telling through the medium of musical theatre. With an emphasis on acting skills, movement, singing and improvisation games, musical theatre comes to life as our students take classes with some of Seattle’s best working professionals. In addition to the daily class work, the students will learn performance skills which will culminate in a showcase for family and friends.


DCF 1.0Middle School Musical Theatre Academy
July 20-31 Session #1 | |10am-4pm
Grade 6 – 8, no audition
$400 per session

These two week sessions will welcome our middle school students into the world of incredible story-telling through the medium of musical theatre, and also provide them with a safe place to explore and build self-confidence. With an emphasis on developing their facility as actors, dancers, vocal technicians and improvisers, musical theatre exploration leads to teamwork, respect, and a sense of belonging. Students will be mentored by some of Seattle’s best working professionals, many of whom grace the stages of Seattle’s biggest theatres. In addition to the daily class work, the students will learn performance skills which will culminate in a showcase for family and friends.


SWEENEY TODD cast 2008High School Musical Theatre Academy
August 17-28 |10am – 4pm
Grade 9-12, no audition
$400 per session

This two week session will welcome our high school students into the world of musical theatre providing a medium that encourages students to engage with and think critically about the world in which they live. With an emphasis on scene study, text analysis, vocal technique, song interpretation, and dance, this session will empower burgeoning student performers to think of themselves as creative artists in their own right. Students will be mentored by some of Seattle’s best working professionals, many of whom grace the stages of Seattle’s biggest theatres. In addition to the daily class work, the students will learn performance skills which will culminate in a showcase for family and friends.


 

QUESTIONS?

Send them our way!!  email us at laural@artswest.org or call 206.938.0963, 11am-6pm

Cancellation policy: 50% refund prior to 4 weeks of the first day of the program; no refund following that date.  Extenuating circumstances considered.