(301) 791-3132
34 South Potomac Street, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Tues-Fri: 11am-5pm      Sat: 10am-4pm or by Appt      Sun-Mon: closed

Authentic Community Theatre


Summer Institute for the Arts (SIFTA)

The Summer Institute for the Arts (SIFTA) is a truly unique experience for artistic exploration and expression. It began in 2005 as a partnership between Authentic Community Theatre, Inc. and the Washington County Board of Education.

Our vision for the program is to see students collaborating with professional artists to create art in various forms, whether it be sculptures and paintings in Art in the Woods or a dance piece and song in Performing Arts Academy. We are certain that your student, no matter his or her existing skill level or talents, will find a place to create, share, and grow.

2019 Art in the Woods
Sponsored by the Authentic Community Theatre

Ages:  Students entering Grades K-8
2019 Camp Dates: JULY 15-19 (9am-4pm)
Location:  Doub’s Woods Park, Hagerstown, MD
Cost:  $250

Kids crank up their creativity through hands-on activities and art projects taught by professional and local artists.  Students will experience a wide range of arts techniques, including sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, painting, drawing, collage, and ceramics.  Art projects will be tailored to the skill sets in each age range. Students will get the chance to show off their masterpieces in an Artist Showcase on the last day of camp at 3:30 PM.


2019 Performing Arts Academy
Sponsored by the Authentic Community Theatre and The Maryland Theatre

Ages:  Students entering grades 1-12 + graduating seniors (Ages 5-18)
2019 DATES: June 24-29 (9am-4pm)
Location:  The Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown, MD
Cost:  $250

Each year, students bring a new and exciting theme to life on The Maryland Theatre stage.  Students will explore many styles of dance, drama and music while celebrating the performing arts industry with pieces centered around this summer’s theme.  Students will have fun preparing scenes, songs, and dances all while learning vocal technique, stage presence, acting, and choreography under ACT’s talented instructors. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and hard work to their family, friends, and community at the end of the week (at the fabulous Maryland Theatre) on Saturday.


Authentic Community Theatre

10226 Governor Lane Blvd, Suite 4011
Williamsport, MD 21795

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 4840
Hagerstown, MD 21742

JenniLynn Hughes (301) 491-7228

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