SPARK! | Filament Theatre


Filament Theatre creates work for, by, and with young audiences. SPARK is an internationally-renowned new work development program where young people curate the entire experience! With support and skill-building from Filament’s artistic and education directors, a curatorial team of 3rd-8th graders are entirely responsible for the selection of up to three SPARK artists. Selected artists will spend six-weeks in residence at Filament Theatre where they will develop their project with financial, creative, and administrative support from Filament's staff and youth collaborators.

Announcing 2024 SPARK Artists-In-Residence

Spring 2024 SPARK Artists Jeremy & Claribel!

Project:  CLANG! A Radiator Play, devised theater featuring puppetry and music

Artists: Jeremy Ohringer (he/him) and Claribel Gross (she/her)

Summer 2024 SPARK Artist Mabelle! 

Project: When She Became the Moon, a new horror play for young audiences

Artist: Mabelle Reynoso (she/her/ella)

Fall 2024 SPARK Artist Zach!

Project: Poets in the Ring, poetry reading and interactive game 

Artist: Zach Barr (they/them)

"An invaluable experience for young minds to be given opportunities to experience curating and understanding how theater works behind the scenes."
- Parent of SPARK Curator

DO YOU EVER…DREAM about what type of play you’d make if you were in charge?

…IMAGINE what it’s like to be a director?

 … WONDER how a theatre chooses its shows?

Filament needs 3rd – 8th graders just like you to join our team! Join SPARK and choose the art, plays, and projects made at Filament this year.

Click here to learn more or apply!

For Artists

Imagine the kind of art your younger self would want to see, make, or experience at this moment in time. Apply to SPARK, and make that thing a reality!

Selected Artists receive a $1500 stipend, a $250 materials budget, access to Filament Theatre’s space and stock, and administrative and artistic development support from Filament’s staff and youth artistic teams throughout the 6-week residency. 

Click here to learn more or apply!

"I really liked knowing the different types of projects and I liked how we discussed our thoughts about them. And I liked knowing that I helped choosing what people or audiences will see."
Youth Curator, age 9
SPARK Season 2021

Participation in SPARK is provided free of charge to young people. If you find value in this program, and you are in a place to support its continued production, please consider making a donation to Filament Theatre by clicking the donate button.

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