Join a youth theater troupe this summer

Apr 13, 2021

MARION — The Marion Art Center is offering a youth theatre troupe this summer. 

Midsummer Stages at the MAC is a summer theater company comprising young adults in grades 7 through 12.

The program incorporates movement, acting, and performing for a complete theater experience, running a full production from start to finish. 

The company meets for three hour sessions three days a week from June 28 to August 11. 

Each day, actors will meet to rehearse, create costumes, and perform. Participants will also explore movement of the body and develop their own yoga practice along the way. 

Young actors will work with local theater teacher and actor Jacob Sherburne, alongside the Marion Yoga Loft’s Elke Pierre. 

Program guests will include local actors who have been seen on the MAC stage. During the weekend following the final session, there will be three performances of Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” at the outdoor Bandstand at Island Wharf in Marion. 

Rehearsals and practice will take place in Bicentennial Park, at the Bandstand at Island Wharf, or inside the MAC Theater. 

No stage experience is required to be part of this production. People of all types and abilities are encouraged by the art center to sign up. 

Auditions for lead roles will take place May 22, with options to audition in person or via Zoom. 

Auditions are not required to participate in the program. The company will meet for seven weeks on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3 to 6:00 p.m. at the MAC. 

The program costs $445 for MAC members and $495 for nonmembers. 

Find out more and register online at