Summer Theatre Training Program for Teenagers

Youth Creates is 7 Stages’ training program providing experiential learning and performance opportunities for teenagers.

Through playwriting, design, and performance, students collaborate to create an original production.

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The process allows a diverse ensemble to collaborate, create, and communicate their dreams.

The theatrical piece created during the program each year is developed through input from the students.

“Youth Creates has brought out the excellence in my son and all the students I’ve seen perform.” – Carolyn C. Ball, parent

“It was amazing because I got to voice my opinion.” – Edi Tingle, Youth Creates Alum

“Youth Creates brings all the resources and artistry of 7 Stages to its student artists, surrounding them with instructors who represent Atlanta and world class professional talent in their fields.”- Alex Greenfield, Youth Creates ’05 & ’06 -Graduate of  NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, initiator of Absolute …STEP, our program for college students and currently Assistant Directing on Broadway

  • Teens eager to grow in their knowledge and experience of theatre.
  • Students of all backgrounds, willing to challenge each other to explore new ideas.
  • Young collaborators eager to work together to write, design, and perform.
  • Enthusiastic participants who want to connect everyday living with the artistic process.

This year’s program runs from June 22-July 26, 2020.




  • Submit an essay describing what being a pretty monster means to you. Consider how you would use
    your art to express your identity in the world. How do we connect through our differences?
  • Submit a resume or description of any previous artistic experience.
    Auditions & Interviews will be scheduled once the application is processed.
  • A $25 application fee is required. Fee will not be refunded if you do not participate.

Apply with a friend and receive $200 discount.

Auditions and Interviews: TBA

TUITION: $1,200 – a limited number of need based scholarships are available.

$200 Discount if purchased before February 14 – discount is automatically applied at checkout.

Deadline for applications is May 1, 2019.

Pay full $1200 tuition. Early-bird discount will be automatically applied at check out before Feb 14, 2020.
Pay only the $25 application fee. Scholarship applicants are required to pay the $25.

International and out of state students will be responsible for travel and living expenses during the program. Please attach a letter with application describing your plans for these expenses and travel details; note if you need a letter from 7 Stages supporting your visit here.

 Your donation can help give a student a voice.
Support the Youth Creates scholarship fund.