Porthouse Theatre High School Academy | School of Theatre and Dance | Kent State University

Porthouse Theatre High School Academy

The Porthouse High School Academy is a summer theatre experience for high school students entering their sophomore, junior or senior years interested in performance and/or in theatrical design and technology. Every day, students will participate in several classes, including Master classes and will also have opportunities to observe the Porthouse Theatre company.

Students will benefit from comprehensive instruction in the theatre arts over the course of the two-week long academy. The Porthouse High School Academy is the perfect opportunity for students to learn more about all the areas of theatre, prepare for college theatre applications and auditions, and interact with theatre professionals from around the country.

Download 2016 Porthouse High School Academy Brochure


June 20 - July 1, 2016

The Porthouse High School Academy is a two week theatre intensive that meets Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

No sessions are held on Saturday or Sunday.


Academy Cost Deposit Amount
$450 $50


Scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis. Those interested in scholarships are encouraged to apply to the academy as soon as possible.

A $50 per student discount is also available if more than one student from the same family attends the academy.

Who The Program Is For

  • Students looking for an intensive and comprehensive summer learning experience in theatre, particularly those interested in learning more about theatre as a profession.
  • Students interested in strengthening their skills and knowledge of theatre prior to applying to college.
  • Students who would like more experience in theatre arts.
  • Students who would like to experience both a professional and university theatre program.

Why Enroll

  • Receive advanced training in theatre performance, design, and technology.
  • Get a head start in your theatrical college career.
  • Interact with and learn from professional theatre artists from across the country


Time Class
8:30 a.m. Daily Meet and Greet
9:00 a.m. Theatre Arts Class
11:00 a.m. Master Class 
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Master Class
3:30 p.m. Rehearse/Prepare Culminating Project
4:30 p.m. Daily Wrap-Up Session


Participants in the High School Academy will take Master Classes in a variety of different subjects, including:

  • Acting Technique
  • Costume Design
  • Makeup
  • Lighting Design
  • Scenic Design
  • Sound Design
  • Audition Preparation
  • College Preparation


Students may pack their lunch each day or visit the Kent Student Center for meal options.

Apply To the Porthouse High School Academy

If interested in attending the 2016 Porthouse Theatre High School Academy, please fill out the registration form and mail, fax, or scan and email it to Jennifer Korecki no later than June 6, 2016.

High School Academy Registration Form

Academy Scholarships

Scholarships are available for the Porthouse High School Academy. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out the following scholarship application. The scholarship application must be turned in by June 6, 2016.

High School Academy Scholarship Application

Academy Release Form

Those participating in the Porthouse High School Academy must fill out the following release form. 

Academy Release Form

Pay Online

If you have registered for the High School Academy, you can pay online at the link below.

Pay Online for the Porthouse High School Academy

For More Information

Jennifer Korecki

Coordinator, Porthouse Academy
Phone: 330-672-8312
Fax: 330-672-2889

B-141 Center for the Performing Arts
1325 Theatre Drive
Kent, OH 44242