The Rep Academy
The Rep Academy provides elite theatre education in the form of classes, camps, workshops, and Teen and Youth Productions, for all ages, taught by Broadway and Regional Theatre professionals, including Seacoast Rep's own Rep Company members.
Our mission is to create a supportive, all-inclusive environment, where students with diverse talents, interests and backgrounds can collaborate to create and perform theater. To instill in them the skills they will need to develop into the best performers they can be. To challenge, engage and inspire students to celebrate the power of the performing arts by finding the beauty in our own uniqueness and the strength in our differences to build a more conscious and compassionate society.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
The Rep Academy offers classes in musical theater, dance, acting and voice. Classes are taught by Regional Theatre professionals, including Seacoast Rep's own Resident Artists & Company members. Classes are open to students from ages 10 and up.
Broadway Summer Camp Series
Come join us for 4 exciting and unforgettable two week sessions of Broadway Camp! Campers will learn and perform musical numbers from Broadway & beyond while participating in an array of entertaining and engaging workshops that cover all areas of the performing arts, including improvisation, arts and crafts, singing, dancing, acting, and theatre games. Camp will conclude with a final performance for friends and family on the last day of camp.
THE REP ACADEMY History
In the beginning...
The Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts was founded in 1985 by Eileen and Roy Rogosin of Los Angeles, who moved to the Seacoast to start a performance school and company. They established it in the Button factory on Islington street. In 1986 they took up residency in a late 19th century brewery warehouse on Portsmouth’s historic Bow Street that housed the Theatre by the Sea, converted into theatre space by Joseph Sawtelle and the Bow Street Theatre Trust in an effort to improve the culture and economy of Portsmouth. In 1988 it became the Seacoast Repertory Theatre.