Who We Are

The Education Department at CTM is dedicated to:

  • Encouraging exploration, expression, creativity and artistic growth through the art of theater rooted in the interest and ability of each student.
  • Fostering the development of social skills, self-confidence, and the courage to take risks in a process-based, fun, and safe environment.
  • Welcoming all students, from those who are having a first time theater experience to advanced students
  • Engendering an inclusive and collaborative community where students and their families forge a lifelong investment in the arts.
  • Creating a lasting sense of pride and accomplishment through culminating performances and showcases.


What We Offer

Academic Year Classes: During CTM’s Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions, students can take 8 to 10 weeks of classes. Each class curriculum explores on a specific theatrical style or theme. Some themes are offered in all three sessions (such as Beginning Acting) while others are only offered once a year (such as Spotlight Series).

Vacation Day Classes: When school is out of session, CTM is a place for exploring stories! Create-a-Play is a one-day program where students enjoy playing theater games, creating characters, and story building. Our Winter Break & Spring Break programs focus bringing a classic story to life through performance over the course of 2-4 days.

Advanced Theater Classes: Actors Academy and Actors Studio are for middle school and high school students who want to hone their craft as an actor. These programs focus on actor training, ensemble building, and audition techniques. Summer Academy focuses on actor training as well as musical theater performance.

Summer Stage: Over nine weeks, Summer Stage offers one, two, and three week sessions in a variety of theater topics including creative drama, musical theater, Shakespeare, Improv, and more!

About our Classes

For Grades 4K-3: We focus on play, creative exploration, imagination journeys, and character creation by using books, music, and visual art as well as theater. On the final day of the program, families can enjoy an open class (where everyone in the room participates!) or an informal sharing (a celebration of the process based program).

For Grades 3-12: We focus on the tools of an actor (body, voice, and imagination), fundamentals of performance, and working together as an ensemble through programs in acting, musical theater, comedy, and more. On the final day of the program, families can enjoy an informal sharing (a celebration of the process based program), a showcase (a student led presentation), or a performance (where every student has a role in telling a story).

For Advanced Students: We focus on developing essential audition and performance skills, promoting professionalism, and building ensemble.  On the final day of the program, families can enjoy a showcase (a student led presentation) or a performance (where every student has a role in telling a story).