IPAI/Professional Summer Stock
Claude McNeal Productions has partnered with professional artists within the Indianapolis community to create the Indiana Performing Arts Initiative--a program to increase local youth’s access to theatre training.
This professional summer theatre training program for high school and college artists features professional actors, directors, designers and choreographers working alongside students to round out a unique opportunity for young theatre enthusiasts.
Students spend three weeks in specialized classes where they study acting techniques, character building, basic stage movement and song interpretation. Upon completing the workshop, students participate in a special final performance to showcase their skills, and are provided opportunities to work on and off the stage with the professional theatre company’s annual Summer Stock production(s).
Internship and apprenticeship opportunities are also available for students interested in theatre administration and production. Learning opportunities include production assistants, stage management, set and prop design and construction, marketing and production, box office operations, group sales and more.