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Tech Theatre Training Program

Tech Theatre Training is designed to equip Kansas City area high school students with the skills and training that can lead to a fruitful career in the theatre and entertainment industries. Participants will be trained under the guidance of industry professionals and will be working hands-on in the disciplines of lighting, costuming, hair and makeup, scenic/set design, audio/sound, and video.

Primarily hosted at Starlight Theatre, participants will also have the opportunity to visit and receive instruction from partner arts organizations. Program sessions take place over nine months, and the experience culminates with participants contributing technical elements during a performance, allowing them to see their training come to fruition on Starlight’s stage.

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2024-2025 Program

For the inaugural year of Tech Theatre Training, students will work with Starlight, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E),and partner Kansas City arts organizations. Twelve program sessions take place over nine months. Students in the Kansas City metro area in grades 11 and 12 during the 2024-2025 school year may apply for the program. For more information and a current program schedule, please visit the application below.

How to Apply

  • All students must submit the 2024 Tech Theatre Training Application by August 1
  • Applications for the inaugural cohort will be accepted from May 15 until August 1
  • Applications will be reviewed by August 10 and students selected for the program will be notified by August 15


The program cost of Tech Theatre Training is $250. Students selected for the program will receive registration information following participation confirmation.

Scholarships, based on financial need, will be available to participants selected for the program.

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