The Summer Conservatory is designed to create an opportunity for high school students (9th to 12th Grade) from underserved communities to experience and train in a professional setting. Up to 21 students are selected each year. At the LATC, students experience and train in a university-style program to obtain the necessary tools for theater production. They attend courses in acting, playwriting, dance, voice/speech, theater analysis, and movement. The students also read college level plays and texts to spark their imagination, enabling them to explore the expanse of their own creativity.
For five weeks, professionally trained directors, writers, actors, scholars and theater technicians work with the students as they improvise, write, direct, and act in their own short scenes and poems. The program culminates in a theatrical production created and produced by the students. The LATC Summer Youth Conservatory provides students with unique and valuable experiences designed to help them develop the skills they need to succeed in college and future careers. Our students leave the program with the self-discipline and self-confidence to apply to university-level conservatory training.
All participants chosen who are in need of financial aid will receive a full or partial scholarship to attend the 2016 Summer Conservatory thanks to the support of our generous sponsors.
Summer Conservatory: June 24-July 29, 2017
Applications are being accepted now
The Los Angeles Theatre Center
514 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013