Summer Conservatory


For teens, ages 13-18 (mature 12 year olds welcome) | The Summer Conservatory is an innovative program offering teenagers a chance to study all aspects of theatre under the mentorship of professional artists. 

Students attending Stage West's Summer Conservatory will: 

  • Audition, rehearse and present a live, fully-produced world premiere of Alice: Some Kind of Wonderland, by Resident Playwright Rob Bosquez, Jr., directed by Justin Flowers
  • Engage in the process that Stage West's creative teams use to develop unique, artistically superb theatrical experiences, which typically feature original dialogue, movement-based devised theatre, puppetry, masks, and ensemble work, coupled with full costumes, sets and lights
  • Receive 2 professional, edited digital headshots from photographer Evan Michael Woods of Amphibian Stage Productions
  • Witness the behind the scenes process of the design, production, and rehearsal elements necessary to produce a show at a professional theatre
  • Collaborate in groups to write and create short films that will be shown to their peers.
  • Assist designers with the creation of the production's technical elements
  • Receive instruction from some of the top industry teaching artists in the Dallas-Fort Worth theatre scene, including: 
    • Dana Schultes, Stage West Producer
    • Garret Storms, Stage West Associate Producer
    • Sarah Gay, Music Director
    • Amber Marie Flores, Choreographer
    • CJ Critt, Vocal Coach
    • Jennie Lynn Godfrey, Puppet Designer
    • Tonya Wilson-Brown, Short Film Creation
    • Douglas Davidson, Acting Coach

$650 | July 11 - 29 | 9 AM - 4 PM | 13-18 YO

Registration is Full. Click the link below to add yourself to the waiting list.

Refund Policies and Important Information

  • *Price includes a $20 processing fee
  • Refunds available less the $20.00 processing fee prior to start of Conservatory.  Pro-rated refund less the $20.00 processing fee through day 2 of Conservatory. No refund after day 2.
  • Scholarships are available! Email education [at] for more information