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Vassar College and New York Stage and Film Present Powerhouse Theater


The training program season typically consists of two outdoor productions, two studio productions, site-specific plays, readings, and workshops, all under the guidance of professional directors and writers.


Crew may consist of helping to build and paint sets, hang lights, strike, etc. Crew hours on the professional productions are required of all program participants, with participation based on individual schedules, skill sets, and interests. With this aspect of participation  in the professional program we are able to offer points in the Equity Membership Candidacy program (EMC). For more information about EMC visit the AEA website.

Professional Season

As members of the company, program participants have access to the new works that are presented throughout the season. Being a part of the process of shaping a new play and seeing the result is what makes artists return to Vassar each summer, and it’s also what makes the training program experience valuable for fledgling writers, directors, and actors.

View The Training Company Performances on the Powerhouse Season Schedule