Education | Porthouse Theatre | Kent State University


Every summer, Kent State University's professional theatre Porthouse Theatre hosts multi-week theatre intensive workshops for high school and incoming or current college students in the form of Porthouse Academy.

Participation in Porthouse Theatre's High School Academy is perfect for high school students who are interested in developing their musical theatre skills or expanding their interest in theatre design and technology.  Porthouse Theatre's College Academy is ideal for incoming freshmen who wish to jump start their college careers or strengthen their musical theatre skills.


Porthouse Theatre's College Academy is for high school graduates who are incoming freshmen enrolled in Kent State University's BFA Musical Theatre program or are current School of Theatre and Dance students who wish to apply or re-apply for admission into the BFA Musical Theatre program.

College Academy Start End Apply
3 Credit Hour Academy July 11, 2017 July 30, 2017 Apply to College Academy
6 Hour Academy July 11, 2017 August 13, 2017 Apply to College Academy


The Porthouse Theatre High School Academy is a summer theatre experience for high school students entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior years interested in performance and/or design and technology. The High School Academy takes place over two weeks.

High School Academy Start Date End Date Apply
  June 19, 2017 June 30, 2017 Apply to the High School Academy

2017 Porthouse International Academy

The Porthouse Theatre International Academy is a summer theatre experience for international students looking to learn more about the theatre arts and spend time on an American college campus.

International Academy Start Date End Date More Information
  July 11, 2017 July 30, 2017 Learn More About the International Academy


Jennifer Korecki

Coordinator, Porthouse Theatre College and High School Academies

Jakyung Seo

Coordinator, Porthouse Theatre International Academy