The Summer Conservatory is designed to create an opportunity for high school students (9th to 12th Grade) to experience and train in a professional setting. Up to 30 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
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 Summer Conservatory thanks to the support of our generous sponsors.
“While at the LATC summer conservatory, it seemed like I learned something new every single day. As I walked in through the beautiful columns that adorn the theatre outside, a spirit of acceptance greeted me, alongside yoga and relaxation, hugs from friends, jokes, activities to get out of my comfort zone. And most importantly, always, reassurance that my art could be shaped into something beautiful through hard work, focus, and open mind, and teamwork.”
-Luisa Apolaya Torres, 17
Program runs Monday - Friday 9am-5pm.
The Los Angeles Theatre Center
514 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013