Piper Theatre

At Piper, students spend the month of July creating worlds of imagination and wonder at the Old Stone House & Washington Park in Park Slope. Under the guidance of John P. McEneny and ten extraordinary teachers, students will create full-scale productions this summer.

New this year, Piper Intensives in Shakespeare and Film.  And, Piper announces our first cross continental cultural partnership – 32 Australian students from the Hale School in Perth, Western Australia will be in residence.  There are exciting opportunities to host a student July 3rd to 9th.

Application deadline is rolling. For more information visit pipertheatre.org.

Downtown Art

Downtown Art works with teen artists to create original theater, music, and performance events and to champion the capacities of young people in a world which often dismisses their contributions.

If you’re a teen interested in acting, we will be bringing on new company members in January for our 2013 spring performances. Email Ryan at ryan@downtownart.org if you’d like to participate in a group audition. The auditions are informal and fun – you’ll get information about our projects and work on a scene with other actors.

Eligibility & Cost:
Company membership in 2016/17 is open to all young women, ages 13-18. No previous theater experience is required.

For details and to apply, visit www.downtownart.org/forTeens

The application deadline is rolling.

CAT Youth Theatre

CAT Youth Theatre is a free, award-winning after school program for NYC middle and high school students to create original theatre. Members meet weekly, from September through May, to explore their ideas and creativity and build their skills through theatre games and exercises, improvisations and scene work, rehearsal, critical reflection, and group discussion.

Each spring, the CAT Youth Theatre company (young people in high school) presents a full production of an original work in a professional venue. Twice a year, the Junior Youth Theatre company (young people in middle school) presents sharings of original work at the CAT studio.

There is no audition or tuition and members are invited on a first come, first served basis. The criterion: a commitment to be an active and collaborative participant. For more information about joining, call (212) 652-2828 or contact Maureen.Donohue@mail.cuny.edu.

CAT Youth Theatre receives generous support from the New York City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.


NYU Tisch School of the Arts: High School Programs

During the spring semester, Tisch School of the Arts invites freshmen, sophomores, and juniors from high schools in the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester County, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania to attend a FREE 12- to 14-week Saturday workshop from February – May.

 Programs of Study:
Future Filmmakers Workshop
Future Music Moguls Workshop
Future Dancers and Dancemakers Workshop
Future Film Scholars Workshop
Future Imagemakers Workshop


During the summer the Tisch School of the Arts offers high school students the chance to participate in intensive training either in New York City or Singapore. Through these programs students gain an enriching and enlightening experience, and a better understanding of the nature of a professional training program. In each of our four-week programs, students are enrolled in rigorous and highly structured college-level courses taught by our full-time faculty. Upon successful completion of the summer program, students earn six college credits, all fully accredited New York University courses.


Programs of Study in New York:
Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing
Kanbar Institute of Film & Television
Photography and Imaging
The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music

Program of Study in Singapore:
Filmmakers Workshop

For more information, visit http://tisch.nyu.edu/special-programs/high-school-programs



American Academy of Dramatic Arts aada.org

British American Drama Academy (in England) badaonline.com

Second Stage: 2st.com
Each summer, Second Stage welcomes over a dozen high school and college students to learn more about the theatre. The Summer Student Leadership Forum which is held from June-August requires a minimum commitment of 10 weeks. Applicants will not be considered unless they are able to commit to the full summer program.

Summer Arts Institute: http://schools.nyc.gov/offices/teachlearn/arts/initiatives/sai.html

City Parks Foundation SummerStage summerstage.org/internships
SummerStage, a program of City Parks Foundation, presents performances of outstanding artistic quality, free of charge, to serve the diverse communities of New York City.

Youth Onstage! All Stars Project Inc. allstars.org/youthonstage
Youth Onstage! is the youth theatre of the All Stars Project, Inc. It offers young people, ages 14 to 21, the opportunity to perform in and create plays that have something to say about the world and its future.

Stella Adler Studio of Acting

The Teen Conservatory Program is based on the conviction that young actors, ages 14 to 17, can be trained with the same rigor and discipline as adults. The Faculty in this program is the same as, or comparable to, the Studio’s Conservatory or NYU Tisch Undergraduate Drama programs. Actors exercise all the aspects of craft required to achieve the highest professional standards: voice and speech, movement, improvisation, scene study, Shakespeare and acting technique.

Outreach Programs: 
Outreach Division: www.stellaadler.com/outreach

Youth Groupwww.stellaadler.com/adler-youth-group

Summer Shakespeare Programwww.stellaadler.com/summer-shakespeare

Dates: June 5th – July 7th, 2017
Duration: 5 Weeks, 30 Hours a Week
Tuition: $3250
Application Deadline: March 15, 2017
Teen Programswww.stellaadler.com/teen

Summer Conservatorywww.stellaadler.com/summer-teen

Dates: July 10th – August 11th, 2017
Duration: 5 Weeks, 30 Hours a Week
Tuition: $3250
Application Deadline: March 15, 2017


New York State Summer School of the Arts

The New York State Summer School of the Arts provides intensive pre-professional training programs with internationally acclaimed artists and artistic companies. Schools include the Schools of Ballet, Choral Studies, Dance, Media Arts, Orchestral Studies, Theatre and Visual Arts. These schools are open to all New York State high school age students who qualify through regional auditions.

Tuition assistance is available based upon financial need.

Applications deadlines vary throughout the Winter/Spring depending on a program.

For details, visit www.oce.nysed.gov/nysssa