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Dobama Emerging Actors Program

Dobama Theatre is accepting applications for the Dobama Emerging Actors Program. DEAP is a process-centered and technique-based program for serious young actors from high school freshmen to college seniors. 

DEAP students work with faculty, guest artists, and master teachers with extensive professional experiences. Classes, rehearsals and the culminating workshop performance are centered on ensemble building, character development, storytelling and communication, and text analysis. The DEAP ensemble performs in blackbox style, stripping away elaborate sets and costumes so that students and audience members are left to focus on the work of the actors on stage.

There is a tuition fee for this program. However, NO STUDENT WILL BE TURNED AWAY DUE TO FINANCIAL OBSTACLE! Financial aid up to 100% of the cost of tuition is available.Full tuition for DEAP is $1200 per student.


Dobama Emerging Actors Program


July 5th - 8th: 10a to 4p

July 11th - 15th: 10a to 4p

July 18th - 22nd: 10p to 4p

July 25th - 27th: 12p - 4p

July 28th - 31st: 6:30 call, 7:30 performance



Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, 44118


Apply HERE


Applications must be received by May 1, 2022.  Email us with any questions or concerns: 


RTA Tickets available for students who need them.


Contact information:

Darius J. Stubbs (he/him/his)

Director of Programs

2340 Lee Rd.,
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

216-932-6838 (office)