General Theater Studies

General Theater Studies

A FREE six-week theater intensive for students at the Goodman

Open to all 14- to 18-year-old students in the Chicago metropolitan area, General Theater Studies gives students the opportunity to learn skills from local theater professionals that are instantly applicable not only to the world of theater, but also in the world at large.

This summer program is designed to validate the voices of its participants, get them to examine their own potential for creativity and introduce them to all elements of the creation of theater, both on stage and behind the scenes by using personal history and storytelling techniques.

How to Apply

Please complete our GTS 2014 application to apply (all applicable dates, deadlines and submission information contained within). 


View photos from Domino Effect, the GTS 2009 final performance or view photos from (R)Evolution, the 2010 final performance! You can also watch the full length GTS 2012 final performance, Fear and Progress, online.


Call 312.553.7161 or email We're here to help!

GTS Teaching Internship

Former students can apply now to be a GTS 2014 Teaching Intern. Job description, applicable dates and deadlines and submission information are all contained in our GTS 2014 Teaching Intern application.


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