About Summer Independent

The Summer Independent program is a professionally-mentored program unique to Village Theatre. It is the pinnacle experience for students who come with a background in live theatre, and it provides autonomy, resources, and mentorship to select, mount, and produce their own full-scale show from start to finish. Students take on every aspect of production, from performing, directing, and stage management, to designing and building sets, creating costumes, running sound and lights, marketing, production management, and more.

Village Theatre's entire professional staff — from the technical and design studios to the marketing office to the stage managers and beyond — are involved in mentoring the artistic team, all of whom are interns. The Summer Independent program is an entry point to professional theatre for the entire production team and Summer Independent performers are challenged with the goal of reaching the highest professional standards possible.


This program would not be possible without the support of our students, parents, and community. Due to the unique nature of this production, we are not selling tickets for access to the show; however, we ask that you please consider donating $5 to help support this program. At the request of the team, all donations will be used to support the advancement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Village Theatre as well as support programs like Summer Independent that KIDSTAGE is able to offer.

Click the "Donate Now" button below and be sure to select "Donation for KIDSTAGE"! 

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