You’ve got one of THOSE kids. You know…
Maybe even… (gulp)… an ARTIST.

Don’t panic. Send them to Theater Lab.
We WERE those kids. And we tell GREAT stories.


THEATER LAB: MAINSTAGE     register_now_button

BCT Theater Lab, for youth 12-18 years old, is dedicated to the proposition that students are capable of more than we expect. That they have something to say and that it’s important to listen. We believe that theater makes us all better listeners, communicators, collaborators, and leaders. It teaches the language of empathy. Students make brand new plays from scratch and perform them on the BCT mainstage. It’s unlike anything else in the valley, and it’s a whole lot of fun.

Required auditions for the Spring Theater Lab Sessions will be held on January 27. Complete online registration and prepare a one-minute monologue.

Fall Session:

Mondays and Wednesdays, 4pm – 7 pm, September 10 – November 17, $450

Spring Session:

Mondays and Wednesdays, 4pm – 7 pm, February 25 – May 11, $450


THEATER LAB: STAGE ONEregister_now_button

This year we’re going to expand our educational outreach to Boise’s youth. We’re getting YOUTHIER. That’s right… Theater Lab for 8-11 year olds! Our brand new program for younger playmakers begins this fall with classes that will run on Tuesday and Thursday concurrently with our existing Theater Lab. Each five week session will culminate in a performance for family and friends in the BCT Loft. No audition required.

Fall Session:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5pm – 6:30pm, September 11 – October 11, $200

Spring Session:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5pm – 6:30pm, February 26 – April 4, $200


THEATER LAB: SPRING RETREATregister_now_button

Get ready for one fun spring break! Learn acting, storytelling and the thrill of playing for an audience in this week-long workshop. Camps for ages 6-9, 9-12, and 13-18. No audition required. (A $40 fee will be added for cancellations less than 8 days before the start of camp).

Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm, March 18-22, 2019, $325


THEATER LAB: RADIO LABregister_now_button

Join a small team of student creators in a week-long workshop and conceive, write and record a brand new podcast performance! For ages 12-18.

Monday – Friday, noon – 5pm, June 10-14, 2019, $325


MOVEMENT FLASH LABregister_now_button

So you’re on stage, now what? Whether you’re a natural mover or you feel like your body is an alien spacecraft, this is for you! We tend to go to sleep when it comes to using our body as a performance tool because, hey – I don’t need an operating manual, I’ve been walking for years! Well, what if there is actually more to that story? (We assure you there is..) Come Play!

The Alexander Technique – Moving Anatomy, Use, Form and Function, Presence, the body as an event! (How do we actually stand up and sit down?)

The Suzuki Method – Rigorously training physical and mental focus; Attempting to specifically (exquisitely) articulate the human body in space over time, with intention in prescribed forms. Oh yeah – and speaking!

Viewpoints – Take the amazing Chi you’ve just generated and flex those artistic muscles further working spontaneously in a group. Through in-depth studies of time and space, practice observing the present moment and responding with flexibility, intuition and interest. 

Composition/Devising – Now that we’ve done all that, let’s make something! Come down the rabbit hole and explore what is uniquely you in how you move and make physically articulate choices, for yourself and in a group. We promise, you’ll never be the same again..

January 26th and 27th, 10am-2pm both days. (Don’t worry, we can work around your audition). This session is focused for theater artists 14+ (with special exceptions).

Taught by SITI trained Lisa Lechner. $75


WRITING LABregister_now_button

Have you always wanted to try those playwriting skills solo? Here’s your chance! This class offers insight and guidance from one of the valley’s most sought after playwrights.

We are keeping the class small so you have the opportunity for the most one on one time. At the end of the session, your play will be read by professional actors in a night of staged readings.

(No audition required, limited spaces available).

Thursdays, March 28th-May 9th, 4-7pm (with one Saturday TBD). Taught by playwright Dayna Smith. $275


For more information contact BCT Education Director, Jennifer Stockwell, at or 208-331-9224.