Artist in Residence

Perform with Stages. Work with Stages.

The Artist in Residence program is a two-semester performance and mentoring program that offers in depth theatre experiences and connections with theatre experts. This free program is open to high school juniors, seniors, and college freshman with acting, singing, and dance experience. Admission is by audition and space is limited. Auditions take place in early spring with residency beginning the following fall.


  • Leadership and performance opportunities in Stages Bloomington main stage productions
  • Free trips to theatre performances
  • Individual work with an acting coach
  • Sessions with theatre production experts
  • Artist honorarium
  • Resumé building opportunity

Artist in Residence, 2017-18:

  • Shelby Fletcher, Mitchell High School
  • Susan Harris, Edgewood High School
  • Wes Houser, Edgewood High School
  • Nidhi Krishman, Bloomington High School South 
  • Chase Machango, Ivy Tech Community College
  • Tommy McEvilly, Bloomington High School South
  • Noah Moore, Bloomington High School South
  • Emma O'Mahoney, Independent Study
  • Haley Paulin, Bloomington High School South
  • Calvin Prankert, Bloomington High School South
  • Jack Richards, Bloomington High School South
  • Neil Smith, Bloomington High School North
  • Azaria Wagner, Homeschooled