Advance Theatre to Future Generations
Lifelong learning is a fundamental part of Round House’s mission. The Full Circle campaign will boost underwriting for our acclaimed Play It Forward initiative by 50 percent for its three programs designed to foster the theatre artists, audiences, and administrators of the future.
Round House believes in the importance of building audiences for the future. Free Play provides teenagers and college students with free Round House tickets — any play, any time. This program removes financial obstacles while nurturing an interest in live professional theatre. In addition, our designated Teen and College Nights encourage young patrons to come with friends to see a production and socialize with artists after the show. Each year, nearly a thousand students see Round House productions for free as part of this program.
TEEN PERFORMANCE COMPANY
The Teen Performance Company is a pre-professional program for the next generation of theatre artists. Competitively chosen high school students gain behind-the-scenes access to Round House productions, attend master classes with Round House company members, and are mentored by local artists and theatre practitioners as they bring their production to the Round House mainstage. The program culminates in the Sarah Metzger Memorial Play, which is directed, designed, stage managed, and performed by our teens. Under Equal Play, ten plays will be commissioned for our Teen Performance Company, allowing them to work alongside a professional playwright to develop and produce a new play.
INTERNS AND APPRENTICES
Our internships and apprenticeships give high schoolers and recent college graduates hands-on experience in the fields of arts administration, development, education, marketing, and production. Each season, Round House welcomes more than two dozen interns and apprentices in our artistic, development, education, marketing, and production departments. Under Play It Forward, we are doubling the stipend that we provide to our interns and apprentices.