Summer Theatre Arts Program

VPA’s Summer Theatre Arts Program has been teaching theatre arts for more than ten years.

Our program offers three separate two-week workshops for youth 7 to 17 years of age throughout the summer.  These sessions help young people build self-confidence, self-expression and concentration skills through experiences that focus on the fundamentals of theatre production. Students also get an understanding of theatrical terms and what it takes to stage a live show from auditions through performance including: acting, set design, costuming, artistic design, stage direction, lighting design, and sound engineering.  They also prepare a short play for family and friends, presented at the theatre the evening of the final day of their workshop.  Class size is limited!

2017 PROGRAM DATES*

June 12th – 23rd     July 10th –  21st      July 24th – August 4th

Morning Session 9 am – 12 noon AGES 7-11  Mon– Fri  

Afternoon Session 1 pm – 4 pm AGES 12-17    Mon– Fri

*Dates may be subject to change

NOTE: Space is limited in each session.

Funded in part by generous support from

BP Alaska

The Alaska State Council on the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts

Program Mission

  • Inspire individual creativity and arts ability
  • Provide opportunities for youth to explore the arts in various disciplines that may not have otherwise been presented to them
  • Offer experiences in team building and working towards a common goal to young people from different backgrounds
  • Present the opportunity to make new friends with similar interests
  • Give young people tools to become critical thinkers and problem-solvers
  • Provide arts exposure and experience to disadvantaged youth
  • Spark a realization of individual talent
  • Enrich the lives of children who have limited access to an arts education
  • Build self-esteem and enhance interpersonal growth
  • Offer tools that will teach our young people how to utilize the arts as a form of communication and individual expression