Summer Training in the Technical Arts is a 12-week program designed to increase the employment capabilities of inner-city, high school students, equipping them with skills that will enable them to have a career in the technical theater arts. Student employees are also trained in job search skills, including resume development, interviewing skills and other necessary competencies to successfully obtain employment.

Students will:

  • Explore areas of theater production including; set design and construction, lighting, costume design and stage management.
  • Create, produce and market their own script to be performed on the stage of the Black Ensemble Theater.
  • Perform, and film an on-camera project which will be featured in the culminating show.

The 2017 Summer Youth Workshop was a huge success! We sincerely thank all of our participants for your hard work, your diligence, and for sharing your talents with us this summer. We also send a hearty thanks to the Chicago Urban League for your partnership in this program and for joining us in support of our interns at their final performance.

 For more information contact Gwen Sea at 773-754-3912 or at

The summer internship has been in action for 4 years.
15 students took part in the 2017 Internship.
It has served 55 students total.