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Summer Stages @ the MAC!

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Midsummer Showcase 2022 | Ages 12-18
Minimum 4 Students

Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm (no class on July 4)
June 20 - July 18, 2022 
Showcase Date: Monday, July 18, 7:30pm
Actors must be fully vaccinated to participate in this program (see below).

Classes will meet in the MAC Theater or other locations on the MAC campus depending on availability.
Cost: $495 MAC members | $550 nonmembers
Payment plans are available upon request.

Jacob Sherburne, Acting Leader

Description: This four week course culminates in a community showcase, and is designed for beginning, intermediate and skilled young actors. Taught by TV and stage actor Jacob Sherburne (HBO's Julia, Baycoast Bank's "Patriot" Spokesman), this course will teach its students to prepare a scene for stage and screen in a low-pressure, fun-but-focused environment. At the end of the course, students will have prepared two partner scenes, or one partner scene and one monologue, and one group scene from Arthur Miller's The Crucible. Students will receive a recording of their work, as well as a live, in-person showcase to which families, friends and casting agents will be invited! Whether you are a shy chorus member or a budding TikTok diva, this is the perfect workshop to build self-love, confidence, and friendship.

Note: Currently anyone performing on the MAC Theater stage must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Actors will be required to submit proof of full vaccination (at least two weeks out from second shot) before joining this program. Masks are encouraged but no longer required for vaccinated individuals. MAC safety protocols are subject to change at any time, and all participants will be notified of any policy changes.

To register, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Questions about eligibility, programming, or tuition? Email

2022 Schedule

Mon, Tue, Thurs

Week 1: June 20, 21, 23
Week 2: June 27, 28, 30
Week 3: July 5, 7 (no class 7/4)
Week 4: July 11, 12, 14

Performance Day: July 18
Dress rehearsal 4:00-6:00pm
Showcase begins: 7:30pm

About the Instructor: Jacob Sherburne is a stage and television actor, a director, and a teacher. He will appear in HBO Max’s Julia this coming fall, and you may have seen him in musicals, commercials, and Shakespeare tours throughout New England. He received his Masters in Fine Arts in Acting from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory, where he practiced an acting technique based in mindfulness, ease, and joy. Recently, he directed Good People at the Marion Art Center as well as four productions for the Old Rochester Regional High drama club. He has taught Theatre and Stage Combat for a decade at City on a Hill in New Bedford and Creative Arts Camp at Tufts. He is currently a private acting coach and an English teacher at Pierce Middle School in Milton, MA. In both the summer and fall of 2021 Sherburne ran the first year of a fun, successful Stages program at the Marion Art Center.