What is SummerStage?
An Eight Day Residential Summer THEATRE Program
Rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders
Students get an opportunity to collaborate and create with students from all over the state of Arkansas
Made available for FREE to students through funding from the Arkansas Department of Education as a part of their Academic Enrichment for the Gifted and Talented in Summer (AEGIS) programs
The program is facilitated by TheatreSquared - an award-winning regional theatre company, located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The program offers a unique exposure to nontraditional methodologies of creating theatre, placing them in the dual role of writer and performer. Students work with professional playwrights, poets, directors, musicians and actors to explore the process of creating a unique performance. During our residential sessions, students work collaboratively as an ensemble to devise an original script that will be rehearsed for an end-of-session showcase.
Our faculty members are professional artists, who hold Masters Degrees in their artistic disciplines. Over the course of eight days, students will be given the opportunity to work with professional directors, playwrights, poets, musicians and performers. These professional artists, who have years of experience teaching, will help guide the students through the process of creating original work through non-traditional methodologies. Students will also have the opportunity to explore written work, but also experience performance art, musical performances and visual art installations.
The 2021 SummerStage program will be in-person and residential. We will be following stringent Covid-19 safety protocols that will be outlined specifically during the offer/acceptance process of applications. Protocols will include Covid-19 testing, mask wearing, social distancing and a commitment to a 7 day quarantine before the program. In the interest of safety for all participants and staff, we would like to remind you that If you are unable to commit to these safety protocols, we will not be able to offer you a spot in the residential program this summer.