Summer Intensive for ages 14-16


NEW! Our teen summer theatre program will consist of two 4-week sessions. Each 4-week session is an intensive training program in which students will audition, rehearse, design, tech, and perform a theatrical production of a well-known play under the instruction of working professionals.

Students of the program need to understand that dedication, focus, and participation make the program successful for all. We are thrilled to launch this new program for teens interested in strengthening their passion for theatre and look forward to creating something incredible!

2023 Themes

Session I: Antigone Now By Melissa Cooper

(June 5-30)

In the midst of a bombed-out city, still feeling the aftershocks of war, the rebellious and intense Antigone defies her uncle to bury her disgraced brother. This contemporary response to the myth of Antigone brings powerful, modern prose to an ancient and universal story. Antigone Now is inspired by Sophocles’ Antigone.
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

Performance: Thursday, June 29 at 4 pm

Session II: The 39 Steps: A Live Radio Play By Joe Landry

(July 10-August 4)

Inspired by Hitchcock’s classic tale and performed as a live period radio play, this romantic thriller is a fast-paced ride through the signature world of the Master of Suspense. Richard Hannay is visiting 1930s London when he meets Annabella Smith, who is on the run from foreign agents, after a disturbance at a music hall. Later that night, Annabella is murdered, and Hannay must try to break the spy ring and prove his innocence. From an epic train chase to a feisty love interest, Hannay has his work cut out for him as he searches for the truth about The 39 Steps.

Performance:  Thursday, August 3 at 4 pm

Daily Schedule

  • 8-9 am Early Care (optional: CLICK HERE for details)
  • 9-10:45 am Theatre, Art, Creating Process/Rehearsal
  • 10:30-10:45 am Snack Break
  • 10:45 am-noon Theatre, Art, Creating Process/Rehearsal
  • noon Lunch
  • 12:30-1 p.m. Recess & Games
  • 1-2:15 pm Music/Dance Rehearsal
  • 2:15-2:30 pm Snack Break
  • 2:30-4 pm Music/Dance Rehearsal, Art & Design
  • 4-4:15 pm Sign Out & Pick Up
  • 4:15-5:30 p.m. After Care (optional: CLICK HERE for details)

Friday, June 30 and Friday, August 4 is the last day of Session I and Session II, respectively. Students will celebrate the success of the show, discuss the overall experience and have an opportunity to view a video of their work as a group.

Performance Schedule

Performances will be held the second Friday of each 2-week camp:

  • Thursday, June 29 at 4 pm
  • Thursday, August 3 at 4 pm

On performance days, the schedule is the same as above until 4 pm. The rest of the day is as follows:

  • 4-5 pm Performance
  • 5-5:30 pm After Care (optional: CLICK HERE for details)


  • Member: $685 / 4-week camp
  • Non-Member: $720 / 4-week camp
We are also proud to offer a payment plan option for the 4-week session as we know the world is getting increasingly expensive. Every child deserves access to an arts education.
Session I: June 5 – 30
1st Half Due upon Registration: $342.50 (member) / $360 (non-member)
2nd Half Due by June 16, 2023

Session II: July 10 – Aug 4
1st Half Due upon Registration:
$342.50 (member) / $360 (non-member)
2nd Hald Due by July 21, 2023

4 Ways to Register

1.) Mail/Email: Download a 2023 CAMP REGISTRATION PACKET FOR AGES 14-16 and send the completed forms via mail to 4537 Lowell Road; Tampa, FL 33618, or email them to [email protected]. (If you are having trouble completing the form online, please don’t worry. You can print it out and complete it by hand, too!)

2.) Online:  Non-refundable online processing fees apply. Additional paperwork is required after registering. (Early Bird Discount Code (expires April 30): EARLYBIRD)

3.) Phone: Call (813) 922-8167 to register over the phone with a credit card.

4.) In-Person: Visit the Center Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; or Saturday, 10 a.m. – noon.

(Please register the Thursday before the start of camp on any given week to help us best prepare for the arrival of your child. Registrations received after Thursday will incur a $15 late registration fee.)