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High School Performance Ensemble

January 22-May 8

The High School Performance Ensemble is an advanced group of students with previous training and performance experience and who possess the maturity to work in a professional rehearsal environment. This spring, we’ll produce a professionally designed, full-length play. After auditions, we’ll dive right into rehearsals, just like the pros! The play title is TBD based on enrollment, but we’re looking at titles that would be produced for a high school or college level audience. Past HSPE productions include The Good Woman of Setzuan, What the Fairytale?!, Dracula, The Good Doctor, MUNI, The Odyssey, The Crucible (2020-almost!), and Silent Movie.


Students: Ages 15-18 (must be fully-vaccinated)


Day/Time: Saturdays, 10am-1pm (some days will extend to 4pm)


Dates: January 22-May 8 (No rehearsals 1/15, 2/19)


Shows: April 29-May 8 (6 shows, Fridays at 7:30pm, Sat/Sun at 2pm)


Instructor: NCTC Conservatory Director Stephanie Temple


Level: Advanced


Tuition: $875


To Apply:

NEW STUDENTS: Before registering, please email Director Stephanie Temple at to set up an interview.


CURRENT HPSE MEMBERS: Contact Stephanie for a registration code.


*Check out the rehearsal and production schedule HERE


*Scholarships are available! Please complete this form prior to registering.

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