The Acorn Project and David El’Hatton Scholorship are a fully immersive kids program for those who want to learn all about theatre, front and back of the house, and how a non-profit works.
The Acorn Project is a program specifically designed for high school students. They have created their own Youth Board, and are led by our Artistic Director.
For each show, they will choose from within their ranks an assistant director, set designer and builders, costumes, lighting, sound design, fundraising, and publicity, all overseen by an adult, and are tested at the end of each production to see what they have learned.
There is not another program quite like this in the state of Ohio, where the kids who take on a position receive not only an education but receive a stipend for their work. Beginning in June 2019 we will give away our first scholarship to a graduating senior that is involved in our program.