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For ages 12 – 18          •          July 3 – July 29, 2023          •          Contemporary Focus

Summer Academy 2023 is a four-week professional theatre training program for 30 selected young actors, ages 12 to 18, who wish to explore, define and develop the actor in themselves. Open to students of all levels of theatre experience, Summer Academy will provide process-centered training in intimate classes taught by theatre professionals. The summer culminates in a professional showcase.

For complete details, download the full brochure here:



Full and partial need-based scholarships are available

Call Olivia Spenard at 585-420-2052 for details or reference our “FAQ’s”


APPOINTMENT REQUIRED: Call 585-420-2052 to schedule your 15-minute audition appointment. We will begin accepting audition calls for appointments on January 30!


Thursday, February 23  |  4pm – 6pm

Friday, February 24  |  4pm – 6pm

Saturday, February 25 |  10:30am – 5:30pm

Sunday, February 26  |  10:30am – 5:30pm

All auditions held at Geva Theatre Center

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions to learn what to prepare for your audition and for additional information about Summer Academy.

Selections for admissions will be announced by March 3.

Summer Academy is supported by: Donald F. & Maxine B. Davidson Foundation

Geva Theatre Center is now accepting apprentice applications for our 2023 Summer Academy program!

Apprenticeships are available for several young professionals to work as assistant teachers with our Summer Academy young actor conservatory training program. The focus of this year’s program is contemporary theatre. Apprenticeships are a full time paid position for four weeks between July 3 -29, 2023. Most apprentice candidates are recently graduated college students, or seniors, often (though not always) pursuing a degree in theatre.

To apply for a 2023 Summer Academy apprenticeship position, please send full contact information (phone number, email address, and mailing address), resume(s) – artistic, and work or professional – along with a cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications to Lara Rhyner at lrhyner@gevatheatre.org. Applications will be accepted from January 23-February 26, 2023; hiring decisions will be announced in early March.

Geva is committed to upholding the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racist theatre in recruitment of staff in all departments. We actively encourage applications from persons of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and individuals with differing abilities. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome here.