Engage & Learn

General Theater Studies

A FREE six-week theater intensive for students at the Goodman

Students stage a rally against violence during Domino Effect, the GTS 2009 final performance. Photo by Tom McGrath.

Open to all 14 to 19-year-old students in the Chicago metropolitan area, General Theater Studies gives students the opportunity to learn skills from local theater professionals that are instantly applicable not only to the world of theater, but also their world at large.

This summer program is designed to validate the voices of its participants, get them to examine their own potential for creativity and introduce them to all elements of the creation of theater, both on stage and behind the scenes. Utilizing techniques from oral history and personal storytelling, the 2010 program explores loss and tragedy: how shared hardships impact individuals and communities, and how we find the strength to move forward, together.

To Apply

Please use our PDF form to apply. All applicable details and deadlines are contained within this application. You may type in the fields or print the application and fill them out by hand. PLEASE NOTE: We require signatures on this form by hand. After completing the application and hand signing the applicable fields you may scan and email or fax the form. You can also send the completed form by mail. Forms sent without signatures will not be considered.

GTS Application 2013 Form

Curious? View photos from Domino Effect, the GTS 2009 final performance or view photos from (R)Evolution, the 2010 final performance!

Questions? Call 312.443.5581 or email education@goodmantheatre.org. We’re here to help!

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