Historical Theater Academy, Spring 2021

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Thanks to our generous sponsors, the 2021 spring semester of Historical Theater Academy is FREE. In this session, students will be writing, producing and performing a play pertaining to the Oregon Trail. 

Historical Theater Academy is a unique program designed for students in grades 6-12 that takes place at Discovery Park twice each year. Academy participants receive instruction in multiple aspects of theater and historical research and then stage a performance of the original work they create. In addition to gaining experience in numerous disciplines including acting, set design, costuming, writing and historical research, students learn collaboration skills.

Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to join us at Discovery Park for this wonderful opportunity to learn and grow in the theater world. The classes will include some breakout sessions with grades 6-8 in one and grades 9-12 in the other with some work being done together in a larger group. Discovery Park will strictly follow all recommended health and safety guidelines for employees and participants.

This year, the exciting play they produce will be performed on the grounds at Discovery Park of America on May 9, 2021. 

Classes begin on Tues., Jan. 5, 2021 and are held each Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Discovery Park and will be taught by instructors from Discovery Park and guest lecturers.

To register your 6th-12th grade student, click here. After submitting your form, please wait 3-5 business days for verification from the program director.

If you have any questions, please email Nathaniel Newlin at nnewlin@discoveryparkofamerica.com.

Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, Warner Law Firm PLC and Third & Church of Union City, the spring 2021 semester is free for all students who register.