Summer Stage


Underground Railway Theater provides training for young people ages 6-13 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 6-13.

Important Dates
Camp of Characters: June 23-27, 2014 Open to ages 6+
Step into the shoes of the theater world’s most enduring characters – and create new ones! URT Teaching Artists will teach participants how to understand a character – what makes a character tick? What makes audiences love or hate a character? How does an actor transform into another being – how does an actor ‘stay in character’?

Acting Funny: July 7-18, 2014, Open to ages 8+
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, clowning, stand-up, and more.

Brave the Bard: July 21 – August 1, 2014, Open to ages 8+
Spend your summer with Shakespeare. Step up and take the challenge of performing an adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, one of the Bard’s most enduring plays. URT Teaching Artists will provide training in iambic pentameter, the world of Shakespeare, and performance.

Counselor in Training (CIT): CIT positions open to young people ages 13  and older. Previous program experience preferred and interview required.

Things to Know
Summer Stage (all programs) run Mondays through Fridays 9AM – 3PM.
Final performances are last Thursday of each session at 3PM