TMD’s Theatre/Drama performance initiative (The Drama Lab—TDL) is a pre-professional program for the next generation of theatre artists. Company and crew members work closely with experienced professional artists and practitioners as mentors. Each company or crew member is exposed to all the elements that are required to bring a professional production to the stage and/or screen. Students selected also gain behind-the-scenes access to productions and attend special events and master classes throughout the duration of a production’s casting, rehearsal and performances levels.
The program culminates in a final production or screening hosted at the partnering school’s venue. This production is directed, designed, and stage managed by the high school students who decide to volunteer with TMD’s Theatre/Drama performance initiative (The Drama Lab—TDL).