For over a decade, Summer Stage at Bishop Hendricken has inspired young performing artists and entertained sold-out audiences from around Rhode Island.
Summer Stage at Bishop Hendricken provides a professional, educational, and inspiring experience that promotes the positive development of student artists in a safe and supportive community. Since 2000, the program has been offering an environment where young artists can come together to produce artistic experiences as a caring community. As we make our way into the future, the program grows in every capacity, allowing Summer Stage participants to grow and tackle new challenges in the world of the arts.
Over the past 18 years, Summer Stage at Bishop Hendricken has performed a mainstage musical each Summer, as well as four alumni productions along the way. In 2006, the addition of the Summer Stage Workshop for elementary and middle school students has offered lessons in musical theater, acting & improv, and movement & dance, inspiring the next generation of performers. In 2009, the Touring Ensemble was founded as a way to bring theater around Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts to young audiences who do not often get the chance to be a part of an ensemble of the arts, and performed for a number of seasons. In recent years, the “Glee”-inspired Summer Stage Show Choir camp, the Summer Screen program, and New Artist Dramatic Writing Workshop have been great successes.