Anderson Children's Foundation

Green Room Theatre Company

Green Room Theatre Company

Green Room Summer Theatre Conservatory (2017-2018)

This marks the ninth successful season for Green Room Theatre's Summer Conservatory. This unique program offers young artists ages 8 to 18 the desert's most comprehensive summer theatre program: an intensive, career pathway five-week program in state-of-the-art classrooms at CSUSB's Palm Desert Campus. Curriculum includes stage dialects, acting, voice, dance, stage combat, dramatic theory, improvisation, and technical theatre. The program also offers paid apprenticeships for several aspiring teachers.

The Conservatory culminates on July 19 and 20, 2017, with performances of a fully mounted musical in the Indian Wells Theatre, serving 1000 patrons of all ages of whom about 500 are children. This summer's show is Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance.

Over the past few decades the arts - particularly theatre and dance - have been steadily eroded from the curriculum in our region's schools. The Conservatory provides access to top-quality training for serious young artists, regardless of ability to pay.

It actively recruits an economically and ethnically diverse student population from traditionally underserved communities in the desert. Each year the expert teaching staff also supports several students with disabilities such as Williams Syndrome, hearing loss, dyslexia, and ADHD.

Late-Breaking News: This summer the Conservatory launches a new partnership with The Fountains at Carlotta Senior Residence, Palm Desert. On July 11, students perform an evening Shakespeare showcase of sonnets, songs, and short monologues to residents at The Fountains. Heading the roster is Nick Wass, Palm Springs High School Class ‘17, who recently won regionals in the English Speaking Union’s national Shakespeare competition. Carlotta residents also receive free tickets to a matinee performance of The Pirates of Penzance.

Contact Person: David Catanzarite

Contact Email: DCatanzarite@csusb.edu