High School Project Online 2020

The Grand Theatre’s High School Project returns - for a COVID era!

Calling all London and area high school students! Do you miss theatre as much as we do? Do you love to create? Are you passionate about all aspects of theatre? If so, this year’s High School Project is for you!

The only program of its kind in North America, the High School Project (HSP) offers an exceptional opportunity for students to receive education and training in the working environment of a professional theatre. This year’s HSP is a deep dive into the process that makes every production come to life on the Spriet Stage. For London’s future arts leaders, this program will empower students to develop and pitch a show concept to the Grand Theatre’s team. You’ll learn how to envision a musical from start to finish with the help of an expert line-up of theatre staff and guest artists. We’ll explore your favourite musicals, digging into why we love them, how we pick them, and why they’re relevant today. This is your chance to share the musicals you’re passionate about with the Grand--we want to know what’s on your mind!

We are looking for High School students who have:

  • Curiosity about all aspects of theatre;
  • Big ideas waiting to be explored;
  • Bold imaginations;
  • A desire to jump into all parts of the theatre-making process.

This program will run two evenings each week, from the week of October 19th to the week of November 16th. All programming will take place over Zoom sessions hosted by Megan Watson and Meghan O’Hara, and will be a combination of Master Classes and project work sessions, culminating in an invite-only presentation of show pitches. Topics will include: musical theatre canon, show selection, dramaturgy, design, directing, concept development, and performance. 

Spots will be limited–to apply, visit https://forms.gle/E2TiN3qcLW1Caw827 by October 9th. If you have questions, or are seeking more information, email mohara [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

*** If you require assistance or accommodation with technology or the application process please be in touch with Meghan O’Hara at mohara [at] grandtheatre [dot] com.

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