Theater Academy

The nation's largest high-impact theater training program for young people.

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First Stage Theater Academy fosters life skills through stage skills through classes emphasizing Creative Drama, Stage Movement, Voice and Speech and Scene Study. Summer and School Year sessions are held at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center and the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield. Contact us at (414) 267-2970 or e-mail

Please note that the Academy staff is working remotely during the Covid-19 Safer At Home order, and will have limited access to voicemails. Emailing staff at or individually is the most efficient communcation tool currently. We appreciate your understanding!

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Featured Class

ACADEMY I (Virtual) 7th-8th Grade: 7/20-7/24, 9:30am

ACADEMY I (Virtual) For students entering 7th and 8th Grade in the Fall of 2020 July 20th-July 24th 9:30am-12:30pm Students will rotate through a Core Curriculum that introduces the fundamentals of actor training: Acting Theory, Voice and Movement, and Musical Theater. Students will work with multiple theater professionals throughout the week to explore and strengthen their actor tools of body, voice, and imagination. Academy I is comparable to a one- or two-week traditional summer Theater Academy program. -Acting Theory: Explore character, relationships, action and text while developing overall acting skills and confidence. -Musical Theater: Increase your versatility and work on new vocal and dance techniques while exploring the art of telling a story through words, music, and movement. -Voice & Movement: Strengthen the actor's tools of voice and body. Build strength, flexibility, physical intelligence, articulation, and confident speaking.

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