TUSCALOOSA, AL – Theatre Tuscaloosa is launching Project Broadway, a new summer intensive workshop for teens in which theatre professionals will work side-by-side with participants to craft a unique Broadway-style musical that they will write, rehearse, and perform in just one week – June 13-17, 2022 – in the Sandra Hall Ray Fine Arts Center at Shelton State Community College.
Coordinator Stephen Tyler Davis leads a team of instructors that includes Theatre Tuscaloosa Executive Producer Tina Turley, stage and television actor Jake Boyd, and more to be announced soon.
Davis is a Huntsville native who studied theatre at The University of Alabama. He has worked as a director, teacher, writer, performer, producer, and designer at colleges, regional theatres, the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and the New York International Fringe Festival. Davis directed Theatre Tuscaloosa’s 2019 production of Grease and is directing Theatre Tuscaloosa’s long-awaited production of Mamma Mia!
Boyd, a Tuscaloosa native, played “Fiyero” in Wicked on Broadway and in the national tour. He was also in the Broadway cast of Rock of Ages. He has appeared Off-Broadway in Sweeney Todd and The Last Smoker in America. Boyd’s television credits include The Sound of Music LIVE!, Law and Order: SVU, and Jessica Jones, among others.
“We are excited to put local teens side-by-side with top-notch theatrical professionals,” said Turley. “This is an amazing opportunity to be ‘in the room where it happens’ as young folks’ imaginations are ignited by creating and performing an original musical with theatre artists like Stephen and Jake!”
Project Broadway will meet June 13-17 in the Sandra Hall Ray Fine Arts Center at Shelton State Community College (9500 Old Greensboro Road) from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, and a final performance will be offered to the public on Friday, June 17, at 6:00 p.m. in the Bean-Brown Theatre. Participants must be 13 to 19 years old by June 13. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 40 participants. Tuition for Project Broadway is $300, which includes two tickets to the final performance and a participant t-shirt. A 10% early-bird discount is available until May 13. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.
Registration and more information is now available at www.theatretusc.com or by calling the ticket office at 205.391.2277.