Ozark Actors Theatre (OAT) will present a weeklong summer theatre academy in Bourbon, June 21-25 at Bourbon High School; Waynesville, June 28-July 2 at the ARK Community and Sports Center; and Rolla, July 5-9 at OAT’s new 612 Pine Street location.

Summer Theatre Academy is co-directed by OAT’s Education Program Lead, Melissa Albright and Tony Award Nominee Taylor Louderman (Mean Girls, Peter Pan Live, NBC’s KENAN). This year’s lead instructors are Miss Upstate New York, Madalyn Teal, and OAT’s LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS choreographer, Jeremy Cox. Guest artists include Rolla HS theatre instructor, Kelli McNeven; OAT’s Props and Managing Director, Laura Light; OAT’s Costume Designer, Jenna Gove, OAT’s Stage Manager, Jim Welch; and Stephanie Hanson of Stephanie’s School of Dance in Rolla.

Students will engage in various activities throughout the day including theatre games, improvisation, vocal technique, dance styles, acting and memorization, arts and crafts (props & costumes), as well as Q & A’s with industry professionals. The academy will culminate on Fridays at 3 p.m. for a 20-minute finale performance. Snacks, an academy t-shirt, and fun are provided.

“Summer Theatre Academy has been a successful OAT tradition for many years here in Rolla. We wanted to take it on tour to reach more students and tap into the communities whose arts programs could benefit from our workshop! We have a blast working with the kids and watching them blossom,” said Louderman.

To register your student visit www.ozarkactorstheatre.org/sta.

Registration is $150 per student. Scholarships are available.

For more information about Ozark Actors Theatre and to purchase tickets to our Professional Summer Shows, visit www.OzarkActorsTheatre.org

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Ozark Actors Theatre is a Professional theatre company in Rolla that occupies the Cedar Street Playhouse. OAT Education (OAT Ed) gives students the opportunity to learn and grow in the performing arts by producing programs and monthly workshops year-round. OAT’s community theatre branch, The Cedar Street Players provides performance opportunities for community members of all ages.