High School Program

NWSA students performing  In the Heights

The high school theater program offers a structured, pre-professional training program for exceptionally talented and committed students who seek a career in the theater through intensive practice in acting, music theater, play writing, design and technical theater.

Emphasis is placed on individual growth, discovery of personal strengths, process oriented work, and the ensemble approach to theater.

A high level of commitment is expected from students that are trained in a concentrated, three-hour block each day by a staff of active theater professionals. Courses on musical theater, design, directing techniques, playwriting, dance and scene study are offered at the standards of a college conservatory.