The SBX Performance Academy: Art Engaged
Meet Our Teaching Artists
Our Programs & Pathways
The cornerstone of the SBX Performance Academy, STEM Rocks the Box, is an 8-day afterschool program that takes high school students through the audition, rehearsal, production, and performance of a sketch comedy and music production for a live audience. Students are selected through an audition process, and explore up to 2 disciplines on stage or behind the scenes.
The program incorporates the principles of critical study found in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) educational model into a week-long artistic journey that builds courage, boosts confidence, and promotes collaboration.
Auditions: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022
Rehearsals: Monday April 4th - Sunday April 10th
Showcase: Monday, April 11th, 7:00p
The Arts Immersion Program (AIP) is a 10-day educational intensive that studies the life of the working artist. Students are enrolled in master classes in vocal, acting, dance, and music performance, and attend workshops in arts administration, marketing, and professionalism. The program culminates with the production and performance of a full-length sketch comedy and rock ‘n’ roll show.
Designed to teach resilience, perseverance, the mastery of fears, and the exchange of critical and constructive feedback, AIP gives aspiring artistic professionals an honest, humbling insight into what it truly takes to be a metaperformer.
This course applies the cumulative study of American Sign Language (ASL) to the process and purpose of live art. Through the execution of stage craft and character development, students are challenged to evolve from interpreter to performer and deepen the connection between art and audience.
Showcase: Wednesday, Dec. 8th & Thursday, Dec. 9th, 2022
The transformational power of arts education is not just applicable to the aspiring performing artist. To that end, we create internships and mentoring opportunities in administration, production, and audience services for high school and college students that enrich a myriad of career paths. Each opportunity is crafted on an individual basis to fit academic requirements of the student, and the organizational needs of the company.
For the advanced student who wishes to pursue a career in the performing arts, we offer the Educational Residency – an opportunity to join the cast and crew of one or more Shadowbox Live productions. Educational Residents must successfully complete two years of sessions of the Arts Immersion Program or one AIP session and another SBX Performance Academy program. The Educational Residency is as an invitation-only program, based on the recommendation of a Shadowbox Live Lead Teaching Artist.
The SBX Performance Academy works with schools and education providers on every level to create inventive, engaging programming that introduces students to the immediate impact of live art.
From student matinees and actor talkbacks, to design challenges and production centered coursework, Shadowbox Live creates partnerships that seek to enhance the power of imagination and preserve its critical role in the development of young minds and future leaders.
In the Fall of 2022, Shadowbox Live will launch a program with dedicated gallery space exclusively for young visual artists in the Columbus area. The program accommodates up to 15 students wanting to pursue a career in the visual arts. Their works will be showcased online as Student Exhibitors or on the SBX Academy Gallery as Artists in Residency.
With the support of the Shadowbox Live Gallery Curators, the program aims to teach and assist visual art students with portfolio building, thematic development for their pieces, client communications, labeling, pricing, professionalism, commission sales and self-promotion.
This program will be initiated in Fall 2022.