Advance Theatre to Future Generations
Lifelong learning is a fundamental part of HPAC’s mission. TheHPAC campaign will boost underwriting for our acclaimed Play It Forward initiative by 50 percent for its three programs designed to foster the theatre artists, audiences, and administrators of the future.
HPAC believes in the importance of building audiences for the future. Free Play provides teenagers and college students with free HPAC tickets — any play, any time. This program removes financial obstacles while nurturing an interest in live professional theatre. In addition, our designated Teen and College Nights encourage young patrons to come with friends to see a production and socialize with artists after the show. Each year, nearly a thousand students see HPAC productions for free as part of this program.
TEEN PERFORMANCE COMPANY
The Teen Performance Company is a pre-professional program for the next generation of theatre artists. Competitively chosen high school students gain behind-the-scenes access to HPAC productions, attend master classes with HPAC company members, and are mentored by local artists and theatre practitioners as they bring their production to the HPAC mainstage. Under Equal Play, ten plays will be commissioned for our Teen Performance Company, allowing them to work alongside a professional playwright to develop and produce a new play.
INTERNS AND APPRENTICES
Our internships and apprenticeships give high schoolers and recent college graduates hands-on experience in the fields of arts administration, development, education, marketing, and production. Each season, Round House welcomes more than two dozen interns and apprentices in our artistic, development, education, marketing, and production departments. Under Play It Forward, we are doubling the stipend that we provide to our interns and apprentices.