Next Actors: Summer Theatre for Teens – Next Act Theatre

Next Actors: Summer Theatre for Teens

2021 update: Next Act Summer Theater for Teens puts safety and responsibility first, which is why this summer we’ve decided to create a hybrid model for our program. Students who wish to join us indoors, in-person, can do so in our well-ventilated rehearsal room while everyone, students and staff, remains masked for the duration of the day. Students who wish to join us from home can “tune in” to class for an hour in the morning, and an hour in the afternoon. (See below for daily schedule.)

For more about our COVID-19 safety policies, click here.

The 2021 Next Actors program will take place in-person and online June 28 – July 24, 2021.

Audition by May 31 by filling out this registration form.

Please read this guide on how to create an audition video.

Next Actors: Summer Theatre for Teens emboldens passionate high school students in Milwaukee and surrounding areas to recognize their value and connect artistically to their community.

Next Actors provides a structure for teens to create a student-written performance that is then toured* throughout the metro area. With the guidance of professional arts and community leaders, students gain self-awareness and confidence while learning to trust, respect, and collaborate with each other to create their own original work of performance art.

*The final student-created product in 2021 will be made available online in August.

For more information about this program, check our FAQ or email