A theatre company that puts the process of creating theatre into the hands of young people, Encore has produced over 217 plays for over 375,000 audience members – and every role has been performed by an actor under the age of 18. A summer musical welcomes high school and college performers itching to return to their artistic home. Technical crew positions offer expert training in props, lighting, effects, and stage management. Year-round classes and a summer drama program help kids hone their skills, while older students hold coveted internships. Partnering with an affordable housing complex, a grocery distribution program, and a county office assisting homeless children, Encore offers movement and creative play, theater and craft activities, and creative arts summer camp – extending its good work into the community. Leadership, creativity, and teamwork are all part of the creative process. Ovation, please.