Youth Academy

About PAYA

The Performing Arts Youth Academy is open to children and teens ages 7-15, and is geared towards students who already have performing arts experience and ability, but all interested students are encouraged to audition. We are able to accept up to 30 students in the program. Participants will be selected via the audition process. 

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Students will receive intensive instruction from mentors skilled and experienced in performing arts - theatre arts, music and dance.

The program will culminate with 2 performances in July 2022. Full details will be provided once we have determined the show, venue and academy dates.

Program Details

PAYA is a two-week summer program running in July - exact dates will be provided soon. 

Audition Information

To avoid distractions, we ask that parents refrain from being present during classes / rehearsals. An adult member of the Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble Board of Directors will be present at all times.

All interested students must audition prior to registering for the program. PAYA is a theatre arts academy similar to a summer camp. Students attend for three hours each morning, Monday - Friday for two consecutive weeks. There is a cost for participation similar to other summer camp experiences. For more information, contact Artistic Director Kathryn Lopez at

Auditions will be held in Spring 2022. 

Welcome to Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble‚Äôs inaugural youth program, Performing Arts Youth Academy (PAYA)! We will soon be announcing our 2022 production, with associated audition dates.