The High School Outreach Program

The High School Outreach Program was initiated in 2000 as a means to offer Southern Indiana-area high school theater students exposure to professional theater. Drama students and teachers from the five surrounding counties are annually invited to spend a day at the conference attending rehearsals, lunching with the company, and participating in specially designed theater workshops and round tables. This is a unique opportunity for local students to get a first-hand look at new play, musical and screenplay development, and is often an eye-opening and invigorating experience. This program is free to high school students and their teachers.

Past Participants

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Tara Sorg

Current Faculty, Franklin Central High School Performing Arts, Indianapolis, IN

“The Project opened my eyes to a world of possibilities. I had always fantasized about making theater a career, but hadn’t a clue where to start until I encountered The New Harmony Project. I discovered the University of Evansville, with a stellar theater department a mere half hour from home. I also recognized that its students were working side by side with theater professionals. Needless to say, my seventeen-year-old mind was completely blown.”


Kelsey Jenison

Actor, New York City

"For me, the most valuable part of the HSOP at NHP was to be in the process for the first time in my life. To actually know what creating new work with other artists looks like, sounds like, and feels like was priceless. Magic happens in those rooms. Being from Indiana, it helped me realize my dreams weren't so far away."