$1475 Day /$3250 Residential
At a Glance
Actors who join the Summer at Sem Theatre summer camp program will discover acting, dance, and vocal skills, along with stage presence and performance coaching. Our comprehensive program allows students to develop stage skills while working as a collaborative ensemble.
All theatre students will get the chance to participate in one-on-one working sessions with our Director of Theatre in their acting, singing, and auditioning skills. Individualized attention for each summer theatre student offers participants of all backgrounds and experience levels an opportunity to engage in working on stage, and off. Theatre students will meet and talk to theatre professionals from all facets of the industry currently working on Broadway in our master class series. Performance opportunities showcase students in our state-of-the-art performance spaces and on our beautiful campus. In recent summers performances have included musical theatre, Shakespeare, pop/rock music, original monologues and scenes, and fully produced Broadway musicals.
Our Summer 2022 Broadway musical is The Fantasticks! The world’s longest-running musical with a rapturous score by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones come to the Kirby Center for Creative Arts this July. All theatre program students will play an integral role, on stage and off, in bringing this beloved musical classic to life with a culminating performance at the end of this year’s theatre program. Take center stage this summer with this exciting musical!
The Fantasticks is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Meet our Director
Pennsylvania native Jeremiah Downes is our director of the Summer at Sem Creative Arts Theatre Program entering his fifth season this summer 2022.
Jeremiah has served as head of musical theatre and on the theatre performance faculty of some of the country’s best college and university programs. Prior to his transition into teaching full time, he spent almost two decades as a successful singing actor in Philadelphia and New York City, appearing in leading roles and in world premieres with some of Broadway’s finest. A sought-after teacher, master class clinician and coach, he continues to maintain a studio online, in New York City, and Philadelphia.
His clients have found success on Broadway, in film and on television, and in recording studios.
Previous Guest Artists
Previous Guest Artists
To see people who have truly made it in the industry was amazing and then for them to help us and give us advice on how we can possibly make it was phenomenal.