Grades 1-6 & 6-12


Active Listening, Inclusion, Empathy, Creating Space, and Community

In 2024, we will have two educational youth offerings. Our new Youngers Theatre Gym (Rising Grade 1 – Exiting Grade 6) and the return of our Youth Theatre Intensive (Rising Grade 6 – Exiting Grade 12).


Dates: June 10 – June 28
Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm (Mondays through Fridays; With two snack times and one lunch break [snacks are provided; lunch is not)
Location: SFP Studio at 901 W San Mateo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Instructor: Terri Scullin
Tuition: $1,800.00 Total

Rising Grade 1 – Exiting Grade 6 || In this three-week program, students will strengthen their acting skills through guided drama experiences, theatre games, and improvisation. They will learn how to use movement and voice to express original ideas and explore a variety of characters and situations. Participants will further refine their acting skills as they collaborate to devise an original piece of theatre that they will share with families and guests on the final day of camp.


Dates: July 8 – July 26
Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm (Mondays through Fridays; With two snack times and one lunch break [snacks are provided; lunch is not)
Location: SFP Studio at 901 W San Mateo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Instructor: David Stallings
Tuition: $1,800.00 Total

Rising Grade 6 – Exiting Grade 12 || Students are welcome to experience a three-week intensive focused on pre-career training in theatre, from audition to performance. Industry mentors lead workshops in audition training, career paths, and acting techniques. During the intensive, students will mount a production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, prepare an audition monologue, have a headshot session, and be enveloped by the enriching art of theatre. Each student will leave with a digital headshot and personalized resume, having encountered a condensed application of theater from concept to performance.


The Santa Fe Playhouse believes all of our programs should be available and accessible. If you are in need of financial assistance, we have scholarships and sliding scales available.

Scholarship applications are encouraged from students who identify as members of populations that have historically been denied equity, access, inclusion or belonging in the field and in society, who have been marginalized, underrepresented.

Please email David Stallings (He, They) to learn more. Please do not let the price deter you from participating. We want to make it work.


Experience in theatre is not necessary. Young artists interested in the performing arts are encouraged to apply. We are committed to diversity and invite artists of all ethnicities and gender identities, as well as artists with different abilities, to submit.


TERRI SCULLIN (she, her) is a professional actor and singer with over 30 years of experience teaching Performing Arts. She has Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance from Boston University and a Master’s degree in Integrated Arts in Education from the University of Montana. Terri presents teacher training workshops locally and nationally and has led corporate team-building workshops in drama and music for Cricket and American Express. She shared her love for Performing Arts and theatre with students in Massachusetts and Arizona before moving to Santa Fe in 2015 and currently teaches Performing Arts to students at the Rio Grande School. She is very excited to join the teaching team at the Santa Fe Playhouse this summer.

DAVID STALLINGS (he, they) is a professional actor, playwright, and producer with years of experience as an acting coach and mentor.  In 2006 David co-founded Manhattan Theatre Works (MTWorks) and served as its artistic director for a decade. Also in Manhattan, David led a teen theater camp for several summers at the 14th Street Y where he served as director of arts and culture. He is an alumnus of the College of Santa Fe and recently relocated to town. David is thrilled to be collaborating with Santa Fe Playhouse in building the second year for this program. David’s work as an actor and playwright has been seen across the United States and internationally in Ireland, Serbia, and Italy. David is a member of Actor’s Equity Association.