May 17, 2023

Registration Open for Pennsylvania Theatre Institute’s Pre-College Intensive at West Chester UniversityPA Theatre Institute

Registration is now open for the Pennsylvania Theatre Institute’s Pre-College Intensive at West Chester University. Perfect for the college or career-bound theatre artist, several spots remain for the ten-day intensive that runs June 22 – July 1, 2023. Classes are held in West Chester University’s E.O. Bull Center, 2 E. Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, PA.   Information and links to registration can be found at

The Pre-College Intensive at West Chester University is a summer training program for motivated high school students with an interest in the study of theatre arts. This program is an immersive experience designed to introduce high school students to the college theatre environment. Students take classes with West Chester University’s expert faculty and professional artists working in the field, rehearse in state-of-the-art facilities, and get a taste of campus life in WCU residence and dining halls.

PA Theatre InstituteCoursework for the intensive includes daily classes in acting, voice and movement, and classical text, and master classes in improvisation, design, and stage combat. The program concludes with a mock college audition for an invited audience of area college faculty and regional theatre professionals, as well as a showcase performance for family and friends. For individualized attention, registration is capped at 24 students and there is no audition required for admittance.  

Program Director and Associate Professor of Theatre at West Chester University Charlie DelMarcelle says, “We want students to leave Pennsylvania Theatre Institute’s Pre-College Intensive with audition-ready materials and a sense of what to expect from the college or professional audition process, as well as an expanded knowledge of performance technique.” 

“Several spaces remain for the 2023 program that begins on June 22,” adds DelMarcelle. “Interested students should not register now.”



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