About Stagecraft

Mission Statement

Stagecraft Theatre for Kids provides Upstate South Carolina youth and their families with a unique opportunity to participate in and learn theatre arts through workshops, productions and other performances in a welcoming, all-inclusive, Christian environment to bring a positive and entertaining theatre experience to our community.

OUR STORY

Stagecraft Theatre for Kids is a non-profit 501(c)3 after-school youth theater program offering classes, camps and productions for students age 4-18 years old.  Stagecraft was founded in Anderson, SC, in 2004 as an affiliate of Christian Youth Theater (CYT, Inc in San Diego, CA), and became an independent youth theater company in March 2017.

Stagecraft is dedicated to honoring Christ and building character through the arts.  We are a Christian organization but are not affiliated with a particular church and anyone of any faith is welcome.

Policies

DRESS CODE

Stagecraft expects students to dress modestly and appropriately, in a way that promotes a healthy environment and eliminates distractions, therefore:

  • Overly tight or revealing clothing is not acceptable.
  • Midriffs must be covered, even when arms are raised or when seated. No off-the-shoulder shirts. 
  • Undergarments are not to be visible or exposed.

For rehearsals, students are expected to wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing that permits movement for dancing (no blue jeans or flip flops!).

Click here for more dress code details.

CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Stagecraft is a privilege and only good behavior is allowed.  Respect for teachers, staff, and parents is expected at all times. 
  • Honoring language will always be used.  Name-calling, profanity, and/or inappropriate actions will not be tolerated. 
  • Stagecraft expects students' conduct to be respectful to property, and therefore, any damage to property will be repaired or replaced by the student. 
  • Stagecraft expects purity of self in relationships with others and one's own body; therefore, drugs, alcohol, or smoking are strictly prohibited. Overt physical contact between students is inappropriate at Stagecraft activities. 
  • Stagecraft wants all students to do their best and believe the Lord will do a good work in their lives. 
  • Stagecraft students that are cast in the show are required to attend their Stagecraft classes for the entire 10 week session, including Showcase on the last day of class.

REFUND POLICY

There will be a $20 processing fee on all refunds. For classes and camps, each day that your student has attended will be prorated and deducted from your refund. There will be no refunds after the beginning of the third class/camp day. Students who audition for a show are not eligible for a refund.

CANCELLATION

We reserve the right to cancel any workshop, class, camp, or event with low enrollment. Should any cancellations occur, you will receive 48 hours notice and a full refund.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS StageCraft?

Stagecraft is an after-school theater arts training program for students ages 4-18.  Stagecraft stands in the forefront in its commitment to the highest ethical, moral, technical and artistic standards of excellence.  Instructors are professionals, qualified in teaching and/or performing, who must understand our mission statement, values, objectives and goals.  All Stagecraft staff strive to be excellent role models.

HOW DOES Stagecraft WORK?

Stagecraft offers 2 sessions of theater arts classes per year for children as an after-school activity. Classes meet once a week for 2 hours, teaching drama, voice, dance and a broad spectrum of specialty theatrical workshops. Enrolled students have the opportunity to audition and perform on stage in a Broadway-style musical performed for the community. In addition, summer camps, workshops, fundraiser events, and leadership programs round out the Stagecraft program. Stagecraft structured classes and productions provide a safe place for young people to build character, values, and confidence while learning a variety of theater arts skills. 

ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?

Yes, scholarships are available for any family that wants to participate in Stagecraft classes or camps, but is experiencing financial difficulties. Scholarships awarded may be applied towards tuition for class and summer camp sessions, up to 50% of the tuition amount. Exceptions to this rule will be considered on a case by case basis and must be approved by the Stagecraft Board of Directors. Scholarships are not awarded to cover the costs of production related fees or production items such as t-shirts, makeup kits and costume items. Forms must be submitted prior to the first day of class or camp. Late scholarship applications cannot be accepted. To learn more, download the Scholarship Policy & Application PDF

 

I WANT TO WORK FOR stagecraft! WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

Stagecraft is always looking for experienced teachers, camp counselors, technicians, directors, choreographers, music directors, and more. If you're interested in working with Stagecraft, send your letter of interest and resume to  stagecraftsc@gmail.com