STEM Rocks The Box

The cornerstone of the SBX Performance Academy, STEM Rocks the ‘Box, is an 8-day afterschool program where select high school students work with professional artists to learn comedy acting, rock vocals, dance, music, backstage, stage managing, costumes, makeup, theater lighting and sound, etc.
The students then prove their knowledge by performing alongside fully-trained metaperforming artists in a one-time only sketch comedy and music show called STEM Rocks the ‘Box. This is not a talent show. It’s a real-life boot camp designed to give students a rare taste of the arts.

Thanks to the tremendous generosity of our sponsors, there is NO cost to participate.
Students must be enrolled in high school.  

Applications must be submitted by Thursday, March 17th. 
All students must be vaccinated and adhere to current COVID policies. Masks will be required, unless noted otherwise by instructors prior to final rehearsals and showcases.
Auditions will be scheduled after school in three sessions based on your school dismissal time, Tuesday, March 22nd, 3:30p - 6:30p.

Location: Shadowbox Live, located at 503 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43215.

Students can select up to TWO disciplines. 

Audition materials will be available once the application has been submitted.
Practices will be held after school/evenings at Shadowbox Live, located at 503 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43215.
Rehearsals begin Monday, April 4th and continue through Monday, April 11th.
Performance Participants will have three workshop sessions in addition to some weekend technical rehearsals Saturday and Sunday.

Vocals: three 30-minute sessions
Comedy: three 45-minute sessions
Musical Instruments: three 30-minute sessions
Dance: three 90-minute group sessions

Behind the Scenes Participants will have their workshops Friday, April 8th through Monday, April 11th.

***With advance notice and clear details, Shadowbox Live accommodates prior extracurricular commitments. You will have an opportunity to provide conflicts once the application is submitted.

Monday, April 11th at 7:00p

School Time: 
On Monday, April 11th, students will be required to be at Shadowbox Live by 8:30a that day and remain at Shadowbox Live the ENTIRE time through the end of the show.
Applications are closed for this year.