Historical Theater Academy

Discovery Park’s Historical Theater Academy is a unique program designed for students in grades 6-11. Academy participants receive instruction in multiple aspects of theater and historical research and will have the opportunity to produce and perform an original piece of Museum Theater at Discovery Park of America.

The inaugural Historical Theater Academy ran through the spring of 2017, with students creating an original production called The Legend of Casey Jones. During the fall 2017 program, the students created an original program called Mars or Bust, covering the history of flight. The 2018 programs focused on interesting topics like the Salem Witch Trials, and Hamilton and Burr. The spring 2019 program is focusing on American Gangsters and the Great Depression.

Classes: Every Tuesday, 6-8 PM, January 8 – May 14th, 2019

Performance Date: May 11th (Times: TBD)

Price: $200 for DPA members, $232 for non-members (plus tax)

Skills Taught:
• Acting
• Theater Tech Work
• Set Design
• AV Design
• Costuming
• Stage Makeup
• Writing
• Historical Research
• Marketing
• Graphics

To register, or to learn more, please call 731-885-5455 and ask for the Education Department. Registration and deadline to pay is prior to class time on January 8, 2018.