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Kelli O'Hara in Bridges of Madison County

Waterwell's Summer Theater Lab is proud and honored to have Broadway Star Kelli O'Hara join us in year two of it's programming. Currently on Broadway with Bridges of Madison County, this four-time Tony nominee is our first Master Class Artist to join our faculty this summer.

Now in its second year, the Waterwell Summer Theater Lab offers dedicated high school students the opportunity to engage in week-long intensives in theater and music theater with world-class practitioners in the heart of New York City's fabled Theater District. Last year's inaugural session brought students from across the nation including the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, LaGuardia School of Performing Arts and the Professional Performing Arts School, who were taught by guest artists Stephen Adly Guirgis (Tony Nominee), Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights), Otis Sallid (Smokey Joe's Cafe) and Beau Willimon (House of Cards).

Download the 2014 Application Today!

SAVE: The next 20 people who apply before Mar 14, 2014, get one session for only $599! (Only valid for one session.)

Session 1 - Acting: Aug 4-9, 2014
Session 2 - Music Theater: Aug 11-16, 2014

Acting. Singing. Dancing. Creating.
Master classes. Audition prep.

World-class training in the heart of Times Square.

For more info, videos and photos, please visit


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Public support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency and
National Endowment for the Arts.

Waterwell Films Begins...

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FEATURE: Kelli O'Hara as Master Class Artist for STL

Tom Ridgely Directs Sophocles' Ajax

Nicole Parker Hosts LA Drama Critics Circle

APR 16-27
Arian Moayed's Film, Day Ten at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

APR 18-27
Hanna Cheek Directs In the Next Room in Utah

May 7-11
Nick Jones' Salome of the Moon Premieres at PPAS