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Vassar College and New York Stage and Film Present Powerhouse Theater


The Training Company present two outdoor productions from the classic repertoire in addition to studio workshops - all under the guidance of professional directors and writers. In addition, wide ranges of new works written and/or directed by members of The Training Company are presented as readings and workshops.


Crew hours on the professional productions are required of all program participants, with participation based on individual schedules, talents, and interests. Crew consists of helping to build and paint sets, hang lights, strikes, etc. With this aspect of participation  in the professional program we are able to offer points in the Equity Membership Candidacy program (EMC). For more information about EMC visit the AEA website. Participants will also be directly involved in the design and implementation of all elements of their own productions.

Professional Season

As members of the company, program participants have access to the new works that are being presented throughout the season. Being a part of the process of shaping a new play and seeing the result is what makes artists return to Vassar each summer, and it’s also what makes the training program experience valuable for fledgling writers, directors, and actors.

View The Training Company Performances on the Powerhouse Season Schedule