These skill-building programs are designed so that each session stands on its own, allowing for flexible attendance and varying numbers of participants weekly. Workshops emphasize the core values of theater, using creativity and community building to foster life skills that participants will take with them long after the program ends.
Ideal for programs that are elective-based, showcase programs invite participants to take an active role in the creation process, using essential storytelling structure and character-building skills to create an original performance influenced by participants' unique interests and skills.
Designed for year round elective-based programs in which 90 minutes or more are available for rehearsals weekly. The Conservatory allows participants to experience a rehearsal process, enjoy all the elements of show production, while working towards a showcase in the Fall and a performance of a popular musical in the Spring. The Conservatory is arranged in conjunction with Music Theatre International and include backdrops, costumes, sets, and more.
I had so much fun doing the mainstages program! The directors and choreographers made everything so fun and I learned a lot about acting and being on stage." - Reilly Souther, afterschool participant
Afterschool staff are recruited, screened and hired directly through mainstages. The staff that are assigned to you become part of our Teaching Artist training community, where they learn hands-on with other specialists; focusing on activity facilitation, collaboration, and how to manage general supervision responsibilities in the afterschool environment. They are fully screened according to Department of Education standards and trained to deliver a quality program.
With a focused detail on your needs and a wide scope of influence on your camp community, mainstages provides the following services: