Transforming young and talented teenagers into accomplished actors, designers and playwrights!

Many young adults have no aim in life; giving them one as early as fourteen can make a huge difference in their development. We have seen it in the three short years our internship program has existed. Students attend part-time and learn acting, playwrighting, stagecraft, set design, lighting design and stage management. They work and learn in a working theater. Their mentors have over a half century combined experience in the professional theater to guide them.

1. In our third year, with twice as many interns as we had when we began.

2. Many young people find their way in life after spending a year at the Civic.

3. Participation in the arts and culture improves test scores and overall literacy!