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.
Schedule and registration for our theatre workshops will be available in early 2020. Check back for more information.
Emerging Artist Initiative
HSRT is excited to announce a new initiative for high school students. This audition-based, tuition-based company of young people will present Freaky Friday. Based 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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