SSTI Behind the Curtain

During the Summer of 2022, SSTI's fifteenth anniversary season was documented in an episodic docu-series entitled "SSTI Behind the Curtain." This deep dive into daily life at SSTI gives new families the most clear sense of the people, places, and family that make SSTI so special! Check it out here!

2023 Dates

Session One*:            June 5 - July 2
Session Two*:            July 11 - August 6
SSTI Essentials:         June 12 - 24
SSTI Junior:               July 4 - 8

 

Travel Day is day prior to program start date listed above, except for SSTI Junior.

*SSTI Tech and SSTI Musical Theatre

Shaping Professionals,

On-Stage and Off 

The SSTI Difference:​​

 

  • Small Session Sizes, 3:1 Student to Teacher Ratio

  • All Current 8th-12th Graders Eligible to Apply

  • Professionally Crafted Productions

  • Hands-On, Unique Technical Theatre Intensives

  • Masterclasses with Broadway Stars

  • 100% College Theatre Acceptance Since 2014

  • Be Prepared with Complete College Audition or Tech Theatre Interview Coaching

  • Nationally Recognized Faculty from Broadway and Top Musical Theatre Programs

  • Unrivaled Luxury Housing, Private Bedrooms

  • Located on the Beautiful South Carolina Coast

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Professionalism
“It’s so important for kids to have a place like this to go to when they’re figuring out who they are as artists. It’s an amazing privilege to be here. And that production: one of the best high school shows I've ever seen!”
Corey Cott
Broadway Performer, SSTI Guest Instructor 
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"SSTI is a game changer. My daughter has shown so much growth each year due to the level of training she has received. The master-class faculty are the best of the best, and my daughter is truly prepared for her auditions." 
Chrissy McConaughy, Parent
SSTI '17, '18 '19
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Family
"SSTI provided a safe space for me to grow and flourish not only as an artist, but as a human being. When I think of SSTI, I think of family. The bonds that I have created there will never break. I am so grateful for SSTI."
Taylor Cooper, SSTI '17, '18
University of Oklahoma BFA MT '22
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This specialized program pairs a limited number of technical theatre students with our extraordinary master instructors to create a summer tech theatre experience like none other.

 

Beyond daily classroom work, SSTI Tech students are designing, constructing, and building a professional show. They're trained in the art of documenting one's work and how to present their craft, abilities, and skills in a college or professional interview. SSTI Tech students annually stand high above the competition for the top collegiate programs. 

 

This is THE opportunity and home for that special student who wants to live and thrive in the world of backstage theatre.

Fueling Passions,​ Igniting Careers

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Opportunity
"Attending SSTI Tech set me up to thrive in college. Now, as a working professional, I'm stunned by the many similarities of daily life at SSTI to that of a professional summer stock company. I will always be grateful for SSTI."
- Madisen Frazier, SSTI Tech '15, '16, '17, '18
University of Cincinnati  Design & Production '22
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Positivity
"The relationship between the students and staff is so strong and supportive. I know that every morning when I walk in the door my day is going to be filled with positivity and support. Gratitude really is the attitude at SSTI."
-Shea Grande, SSTI '18, '19
Rising Junior, Tennessee
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YOUR FUTURE
"SSTI saved my life. I learned more about myself as an actor and human being in that magical month than I have in the past four years"
-Kris Saucedo, SSTI '17, '18
Penn State Musical Theatre '23
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This two week intensive is filled to the brim with musical theatre coaching and performance technique. Our incredible staff, pulled from the nation's top musical theatre college programs, pack this intensive with performance-based instruction designed to make you stronger and more versatile. 'Acting the Song', musical theatre dance and vocal coaching, and preparation for college auditions are our primary focuses for you and a limited group of peers at SSTI Essentials. Limited space available for this popular program.

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This program, for aspiring performers not yet old enough for our high school intensive, is always a quick sell-out. During this five day session, SSTI Junior Cast Members will be challenged and stretched by the dedicated staff of SSTI. They’ll be pushed, just like the high schoolers, to become not only triple threat performers on-stage, but mature, responsible professionals off-stage. Daily curriculum will be varied and include individualized instruction and group instruction. The session will wrap up with an exciting showcase performance! 

Special memories shared by SSTI alums

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