Fall Semester: For Middle School and High School Students

Stay tuned for the Fall 2020 ACT Conservatory: Mainstage Lab Program information.  Please join our Education mailing list to be alerted when new programs are added.  Email with any questions.

ACT offers a multi-week, interdisciplinary, ACT Conservatory: Mainstage Lab Program for middle school and high school students each fall. This program capitalizes on the large staff of professional performers, directors and designers present in Ridgefield for our fall mainstage productions, who offer their instruction in acting, movement, vocal performance and technical/design skills. The program also offers special access to behind-the-scenes aspects of a professional theatre company’s rehearsal and performance process.  The end goal is to provide our theatre students with an opportunity to observe and learn from a wide variety of working professionals.


Students in ACT’s Mainstage Lab Program in Fall 2019 got an inside view of ACT’s production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, taking workshops in auditioning, monologues, vocal performance and even puppetry, with the production’s Music Director, Puppet Master, and one of it’s lead performers. In addition to the workshops, students also observed a portion of the ACT production’s tech rehearsal, followed by at Q&A with the creative team, attended the preview of ACT’s production, and also took a field trip to New York City to see the off-Broadway production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.



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