Underground Railway Theater provides training for young people ages 6 and up through classes and intensive programs. Aspiring theater artists learn skills in script analysis, ensemble building, puppetry, mask, and performance, alongside URT Teaching Artists and CST professionals.
Who Can Participate?
Youth ages 6 and up. We require a “Get to Know You” meeting for students 6-8 years old.
Counselor in Training (CIT): CIT positions open to young people ages 13 and older. Previous program experience preferred and interview required.
2016 Summer Stage tuition is $525.00 per session. A deposit of $100 is due upon registration; balance payments are due one week prior to the start of each session.
If you are registering more than one child, each second child will receive a 10% discount. If registering more than two children at a time, please contact our Education Manager.
2016 Dates, Days, and Duration
Our 2016 Summer Stage Programming will run June 27th – August 5th, 2016 in three, 2-week sessions. Please read the following descriptions carefully for appropriate age qualifications.
JUNE 27-JULY 8, 2016 - BRAVE THE BARD: Spend your summer with Shakespeare! Step up and take the challenge of performing an adaptation of one of the Bard’s most enduring plays. URT Teaching Artists will provide training in iambic pentameter, the world of Shakespeare, and performance. Ages 6-12 (CIT Candidates too) welcome!
JULY 11-22, 2016 – ACTING FUNNY: What makes an audience laugh? Discover tricks of the Comedy Greats of the stage! URT Teaching Artists will guide participants in training in Slapstick, Commedia, Mime, Clowning, Stand-up, and more. Ages 6-12 (CIT Candidates too) welcome!
JULY 25 – AUGUST 5, 2016 – BRAVE THE BARD, SENIOR EDITION: By popular demand, we’re introducing an advanced Shakespeare camp for 13-18 year olds! Step up and take the challenge of performing an adaptation of one of the Bard’s most enduring plays. URT Teaching Artists will provide in-depth training in script analysis, vocal performance and character development. PLEASE NOTE: This session is specifically for 13-18 year olds; please contact our Education Director with questions!
Summer Stage (all programs) runs Monday through Friday 9AM – 3PM.
Final performances are the last Thursday of each session at 3PM.
Questions? Contact our Education Manager, Stephanie Grady: firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-307-4257.