At the National High School Institute, Theatre Arts students receive a one of a kind, hands-on production experience. Each summer students rehearse, stage manage, help build, and perform in fully-mounted productions.
Every Theatre Arts student acts in one production which is directed, choreographed, and designed by experienced professionals. Design/Tech students each stage manage one of the Cherubs productions. Cherubs fosters a collaborative community. Every student works behind the scenes to help build the costumes, sets, and lights for each production. Students will also crew two of the other productions during the final performance week.
During my props crew I gained a much larger appreciation for what goes on behind the scenes of a theatrical production…The excitement I gained from creating a prop and then seeing it onstage was something I had never experienced before.”
Final productions are performed in rep at Northwestern’s Louis Theater located inside The Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts. Each Cherubs production performs twice during the last week of the Theatre Arts program; one afternoon and one evening performance.