The TOArts Advanced Summer Theatre Conservatory is an intensive two-week program for high-school and collegiate students taking place at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center. During the program, students will gain an in-depth, well-rounded experience of the entire theatrical process from creation through performance, tech, and stage management.

With this year’s program, we’re taking the conservatory mission of developing multi-hyphenate pre-professional artists and going even deeper into hands-on application. This year, we will devote additional days to story creation and development, the process of producing and artistic directing, theatre performance, and technical design and production with a culminating performance in the Scherr Forum Theatre. Students will work with award-winning writers, directors, and designers, as well as Broadway veterans, to gain experience in all different facets of modern theatre production and be grouped into mini creative teams to create their own original 15-minute theatre pieces.

Conservatory participants are selected via an application and required Zoom interview. Applicants will choose to apply for either the performance track (which requires a performance video submission) or the production track (open to students interested in directing, writing, design, stage management, arts administration, or any other element of theatre production). The production track is open to students without experience as long as they can demonstrate an interest in live theatre production.

The program will run July 15 – 31, 2024 from 10am – 2pm every week day. Tuition is $400 per student and scholarships are available. Applications are now being accepted, apply today using the form below!

Deadline to submit the application is Friday June 28, 2024.

*As conservatory admissions are rolling, we recommend submitting your application early

2024 Guest Teaching Artists

Advanced Theatre Summer Conservatory students will have the incredible opportunity to work with award-winning and industry-innovating guest teaching artists, including:

Ken Daurio. Writer and producer, known for Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, Bubble Boy, and Horton Hears a Who!

Jason Michael Snow. Broadway veteran known for originating roles in The Book of Mormon, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical, and Lincoln Center’s South Pacific revival. He was also a recurring character on Showtime’s Black Monday.

Richie Ferris. Casting Director with Michael Donovan Casting, working across the mediums of TV, film, and theatre.

Juliane Godfrey. Broadway performer and arts educator. Credits include SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical (Original Broadway Cast) and the first national tours of Something RottenMy Fair Lady, and Beetlejuice.