TIS is now accepting 2024 Theatre Honors Nominations!


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The Theatre Institute at Russell Sage (TIS) is looking for young individuals (juniors or seniors) who are looking to pursue theatre as a career.

  • a social leader
  • a powerful communicator
  • academically engaged
  • involved in the school theatre community
  • someone who serves and inspires others

Sage encourages interest from students of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Historic Russell Sage College has in-residence the Theatre Institute at Sage (TIS) which offers a unique opportunity for our theatre majors to study with professionals. Our Theatre Honors Event will include workshops taught by our college faculty and TIS actors/teachers in:

  • musical theatre
  • audition techniques
  • devised theatre
  • stage combat

This exciting intensive will be held Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York.

The day will begin with an introductory session where nominees will meet the faculty and student hosts. All students will be expected to attend with a prepared musical theatre song and monologue piece. The song should be from standard musical theatre literature and the monologue should be from 20th/21st century theatre literature and no more than 2 minutes in length. The event will include group and individual workshop sessions. Lunch will be provided.

Participation in this year’s Theatre Honors Event will count as an audition for students applying to Russell Sage College. Students attending will also be eligible for the Stapleton Housing Scholarship.

DEADINE EXTENDED: Nominations are now due by Sunday, December 10, 2023.

Students selected will be announced by Friday, December 15, 2023.

Nominate a Student


If you have any questions about the Theatre Honors Weekend, please do not hesitate to contact Professor David Baecker at:

[email protected]