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Village Theatre Institute

About Institute:

Village Theatre Institute is a school-year program for students interested in a future in musical theater performance and those excited to explore the art form and its many facets. Institute provides a well-rounded arts education as students learn about the artistic and production side of theater, as well as the performative.

Village Theatre Institute classes meet September–May from approximately 4:00–9:00 p.m. Students can participate in either location, and are placed on one night of programming a week on either Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Entry is by audition and/or interview.

Students are placed into small cohort groups, based on their audition, callback, age, and experience. Students may advocate for their placement by request. The number of spots available in each cohort for new students varies from year to year.


Comprehensive Approach:

  • Students are placed according to skill level, age, and personal goals.
  • Train in and explore a wide variety of performance genres and expand awareness of all aspects of theater.
  • Designed to provide a continuum of performance and theater-making skills, each building upon the next.
  • Discover and make connections with storytelling and human expression across history and the globe.
  • Learn and explore writing, directing, music directing, choreography, and more.

Students Will:

  • Cultivate a unique artistic voice.
  • Create friendships and a strong community of belonging.
  • Learn from and connect with professionals in the industry.
  • Expand skills and increase confidence in the audition room, the classroom, in interviews, and on the job.
  • Develop skills for future career opportunities: collaboration, cultural competency, self-advocacy, public speaking, empathy, and community-building.
  • Students will share progress from their classes via open-class format or Showcase.

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Skills for Theatre… Skills for Life
To provide a personal development program for young people which uses theatre arts:

  • To teach creativity and responsibility
  • To encourage teamwork and personal integrity
  • To foster self-esteem and appreciation for live theatre

Everyone benefits from an inclusive, multi-cultural environment of students, staff and programming. We welcome people of every ethnicity, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, income and ability.

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