Grade 9 | By audition only
This four-year program prepares young actors for college and professional theatre careers. Highlights include: intensive acting and musical theatre training with industry professionals, annual spring showcase, professional audition opportunities, mentorship from CTC artists, college-audition preparation, and capstone project tailored to student’s strengths and learning goals.

Each fall and winter students take a weekly class with their cohort focusing on a different skill each year. In the spring students prepare a showcase highlighting their progress. Each year students also choose one elective course tailored to their personal performance goals. During the final year, students collaborate on a capstone project based on the cohort’s strengths and interests.

In addition to their course work, Institute members will spend 10 hours each year building their resume through job-shadowing and hands-on opportunities in Education, Stage Management, Marketing, Production, and other areas of a professional theatre. Throughout the year, students will be asked to evaluate themselves and have opportunities to have their work viewed and assessed by their peers, professional instructors, and members of CTC’s artistic team.

Complete learning goals listed below.

Annual Tuition: $2000 | Financial Aid Available
Includes: Fall and Winter Cohort Acting Class, one elective (to be taken fall, winter, spring, or summer), and the spring showcase

Class Times:  Mondays 5 – 8pm
Fall Session: September 23 – November 18
Winter Session: January 27 – March 23
Spring Session: April 6 – May 11
Showcase Tech: May 13 – 15
Showcase Performance: May 16


Fall Focus

Winter Focus

Spring Showcase



Scene Work

One-Act Plays




Musical Revue


Classical Acting

College Audition Prep

Scenes and Monologues


Capstone Project


Auditions for our Class of 2023 (students entering Grade 9 in Fall of 2019):
For Institute, you will be auditioning individually and in a group. Come dressed to move and bring a water bottle. Please prepare and memorize a one-minute monologue from a play. Actors may be given some direction and asked to perform their monologue several times.

Available Audition Time Slots:

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