Interested in attending the Powerhouse Theater Training Program? Then be sure to continue reading to hear first hand from a student about their life-changing summer at Powerhouse!
I stumbled into The Powerhouse Theater Training Program almost by accident. The spring before my final semester of college at Central Michigan University, as a Musical Theatre major, I spent all my free time auditioning for summer theater companies and generally trying to figure out how I fit in the world as an artist and soon-to-be college graduate. After attending an informational call-back with Producing and Education Director Michael Sheehan, I found out about the Powerhouse playwriting program. The timing of this meeting was nothing short of serendipitous. I had just finished writing a script that turned out to be the first of many, and I used that work to apply to (and ultimately be accepted into) the program as a playwright.
As an Arts Education company, we’re used to answering the question: “What can you do with a degree in the arts?” To put it simply, the founders of Acceptd profess, “What CAN’T you do with an arts degree?”
We all know college is expensive, and why spend money on a degree without a clear-cut, steady paycheck waiting for you after graduation? We know you want a return on your investment. We’re here to explain how the arts can offer just that, whether you or your student are interested in music, dance, theatre, design, film, photography, or anything creative. Read more
College doesn’t have to be a pit stop on the way to your career. In fact, it shouldn’t be treated as such. Your college experience should be an opportunity to gain exposure.
If you haven’t yet realized it, exposure is often treated as currency in the arts. Eventually you will need to make a living wage. For now, a college program should give you bang for your buck by preparing you for your future.