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 focused on American Gangsters and the Great Depression. In fall 2019, the topic for the Historical Theater Academy is Edison and Tesla: The History of Electricity.

Classes: Every Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Aug. 6 – Dec. 17, 2019

Performance Date: Dec. 14, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

First-timers: $100 prop and costume fee
Returning students: $50 prop and costume fee

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 Aug. 6, 2019.

Ask your local library about scholarships for this class!

Historical Theater Academy is made possible in part by support from Warner Law Firm PLC and Third & Church of Union City

This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.