The Paramount Theater is excited to bring Compass Creative Dramatics back this summer for a week-long theater residency!

Compass Creative Dramatics (CCD) is a Chicago based touring company that partners with community organizations to offer creative, engaging theater programming designed to provide arts enrichment and cultivate personal growth and character.

CCD’s one week residency provides an opportunity for youth to work alongside two professional artists in mounting a full theatrical production on The Paramount’s stage!  The residency begins with an audition, followed by a week of rehearsals and theater workshops, and culminates with an original 60-minute musical adaptation of a classic children’s story.  CCD provides all the elements of the production – professionally designed and produced music, costumes, props, sets, and make-up – all to make this an unforgettable experience for everyone! The residency is designed to purposefully and intrinsically instill skills of character such as trustworthiness, respect, and responsibility while participants stretch their muscles of creativity and bravery through the art of theater. No acting experience necessary – just come ready to be silly and have fun! Two stage managers are also cast to help with rehearsals and take on important back stage responsibilities.

CCD encourages students to take creative risks and trust without self-judgment, stretching their creativity and bravery “muscles” as they develop social skills like teamworkrespect, and empathy through their exploration of theatre.

Information for 2019 Summer Theater Residency with Compass Creative Dramatics will be available in early 2019.  Please check back!


More Information: Please direct all Summer Theater Residency related questions to Cathy von Storch, Education & Outreach Manager at 434.293.1000 or cathyvonstorch@theparamount.net


CLICK HERE for Compass Creative Dramatics Theater Residency Frequently Asked Questions

CLICK HERE for Compass Creative Dramatics Codes of Conduct