Rising to the challenge
We ask a lot of our Egg students. During the program, 10-12 teenagers between 14 and 18 years old spend 7 weeks gaining a complete introduction to the art and business of theatre, learning not just how to tell stories on stage, but also how to mobilize and engage their classmates. When they're done, they have a new perspective on the art form, on the industry and most importantly, on their own ability to create change both in their own lives and the lives of those around them.
If your child is admitted to the program, they will have a variety of resources available to them to help ensure their successful graduation, from professional artists as mentors, to Teaching Assistants supporting them day-to-day, to a committed and engaged faculty.
The Egg theatre leadership academy will likely challenge your teen more than they've ever been challenged before. With hard work and perseverance, it will also reward them in kind. That's why we take admission decisions very seriously. We combine our thorough written application with an interview to make sure each and every candidate we admit is ready for the summer ahead. All admissions to Egg are needs-blind, which means that students are invited to participate before financial aid needs are assessed. Students who are admitted are charged on a sliding scale based on family income. Isinglass is committed to ensuring anyone who applies and is given a spot can attend the program, no matter what.
Egg students are provided access to multiple resources to help them succeed, both during the summer and afterward. In addition to our Program Director and two Teaching Assistants, who are on-site every day, we have a group of core faculty teaching the key disciplines of directing, stage management and design who are present on a daily basis ensuring the students are absorbing and understanding the material. Our team of volunteer, professional artists is available to the young leaders as a resource for advice and direction.
During the fall, Isinglass continues to work with graduates as they engage in an advocacy project to improve the arts education offering of their high school.
Students are charged on a sliding scale based on their family's ability to pay. As an organization, we err on the side of affordability: if your teen is admitted to the program we are committed to finding a way for them to attend, regardless of financial situation. We ensure this level of access by having a strict needs-blind admission process and supportive donors who understand the goal of the program is to equip young arts leaders and advocates with the tools they need to bring theatre to their schools and peers, especially in at-risk and poor schools. The total cost/student of the program is $3,000, with more than 80% of students receiving significant financial aid, averaging over $2,000 in scholarships.
Questions? We've got answers.
If you have a question about the program, how we support our students or anything else, please feel free to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, be sure to check out our FAQ page for some additional in-depth info.