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Inspired Program

Launched in the Fall of 2012, the Inspired program utilizes relationships with world renowned artists and inspirational speakers inviting them to visit with Washington County students at the Maryland Theatre. The Maryland Theatre will host workshops, classes and performances for the benefit of our local youth.

ACT TheaterThe Maryland Theatre, in partnership with Authentic Community Theatre, Inc., is thrilled to announce the Performing Arts Academy, a week-long summer program for students entering grades K-12.

ACT TheaterThe partnership between the Maryland Theatre and Authentic Community Theatre resulted in a realization of their common mission:  to bring arts opportunities to students in Washington County. Authentic Community Theatre seeks to utilize the arts as a catalyst for social change and enhanced community cohesion.  They accomplish this mission by offering educational opportunities for students to explore the creative arts and processes, as well as providing professional opportunities for local artists. 

In 2012, the Maryland Theatre launched its newest student-focused initiative, Inspired, which utilizes relationships with world-renowned artists and inspirational speakers, inviting them to visit Washington County students.  Their vision also includes investing in the students by hosting workshops, classes, and programs, where artists share their talents and skills through instruction. 

Summer Institute for the Arts Performing Arts Academy 2017

Ages: Students entering grades 1-12
Dates: July 24 - July 28, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM) + July 29, 2017 (2 PM)
Performance: Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 2 PM
Location: The Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown, MD

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The Summer Institute for the Arts (SIFTA) Performing Arts Academy is a truly unique experience for artistic exploration and expression. We are certain that your student, no matter his or her existing skill level or talents, will find a place to create, share, and grow! Each year, students bring a new and exciting theme to life on The Maryland Theatre stage. Students will explore many styles of dance, drama and music while celebrating the performing arts industry with pieces centered around this summer’s theme. Students will have fun preparing scenes, songs, and dances all while learning vocal technique, stage presence, acting, and choreography under ACT’s talented instructors. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and hard work to their family, friends, and community at the end of the week (at the fabulous Maryland Theatre) on Saturday, July 29th at 2 PM.


Shalisha Kerr
President, Program Director
Authentic Community Theatre, Inc.
PO Box 4840
Hagerstown, MD 21742
(301) 491-7228

Jessica Green, Executive Director
The Maryland Theatre
21-27 S Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500 x102