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Learn and Engage

Part of HSRT’s mission is to provide educational opportunities for the youth in our community. We hope that by providing these experiences, participants will develop a lifelong love of theatre.

Theatre Workshops

Schedule and registration for our theatre workshops will be available in early 2020. Check back for more information. 

Emerging Artist Initiative

Emerging Artist InitiativeHSRT is excited to announce a new initiative for high school students. This audition-based, tuition-based company of young people will present Freaky FridayBased on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, Freaky Friday features a script by Bridget Carpenter — the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood" — and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey — the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal.

Emerging Artist Initiative 

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Financial assistance and scholarships are available to students interested in participating in one of our many classes, camps and workshops. Complete the application to apply.

Scholarship application 

Social Stories & Sensory Tools

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre is committed to ensuring that each of our productions is accessible to all of our patrons. 

Through consultation with the "live, work, play, worship" organization Benjamin’s Hope and a generous donation from Vera Bradley, HSRT has launched a sensory-friendly initiative to provide tools and materials to enhance the theatre experience for patrons with autism and other developmental disabilities.

"Going to the Theatre" Social Story

The social story, “Going to the Theatre,” is a visual guide that walks audience members through every step of the process — from picking up a ticket to safely exiting the theatre.

View the visual guide for the DeWitt Main Theatre 

View the visual guide for the DeWitt Studio Theatre 

Performance Guides

Individual performance guides are available for each production, containing show-specific information, such as triggering moments like loud noises, audience interaction, startling special effects and anticipated applause.

Murder for Two

Elephant and Piggie's: We are in a Play!

West Side Story - coming June 22

truth: The Testimonial of Sojourner Truth - coming June 28

The Old Man and the Old Moon - coming July 6

Cinderella - coming July 12

Shakespeare in Love - coming July 19

Sensory Bags

Sensory bags can be checked out at no cost from the Guild Store and are equipped with tools to help patrons with autism and other developmental disabilities adapt to and experience an immersive theatre experience. These bags contain noise dampening headphones, squeeze stress ball, fidget tool and weighted lap pad for audience members to use during performances.

Sensory bag with tools