2023 Columbus, Ohio



(in partnership with Short North Stage)

WHEN: July 10 – July 23, 2023
WHO: Students entering high school – exiting high school.
WHERE: Short North Stage at the Garden Theater


Please note that when registering, each student needs to create their own account (with a unique email address).

Ages: Entering High School- Exiting High School


Students will join a professional staff and share their collective stories from all walks of life. In doing so, one, solid, unified piece of theatre is born. In order to make this happen, we need creative people of all types. This experience is about the creative process, and while the performance is an enormous part of our workshop, the focus is on the weeks of creation.

July 10 – July 23, 2023


Monday, July 10th, 2023 9am-5pm

Tuesday, July 11th, 2023 9am-5pm

Wednesday, July 12th, 2023 9am-5pm

Thursday, July 13th, 2023 9am-5pm

Friday, July 14th, 2023 9am-5pm



Monday, July 17th, 2023 9am-6pm

Tuesday, July 18th, 2023 9am-7pm

Wednesday, July 19th, 2023 9am-9pm

Thursday, July 20th, 2023 9am-9pm

Friday, July 21st 2023 9am – 9pm

Saturday, July 22nd 11am, with performances at 1pm and 4pm

Sunday, July 23rd closing ceremonies TBA

The writing process and performances will take place at

Short North State at the Garden Theater

1187 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201

Students will join a professional staff to brainstorm, write, design, compose, choreograph and produce an original work of musical theatre – all in two weeks. What will the show be about? It’s up to the group! Lovewell workshops are a singular experience, unlike any other you’ve been a part of in the past; ideal for writers, builders, actors, musicians, designers, singers, composers, and imaginative young people of all types who want to dream big, work hard and experience the thrill of watching their collaborative creation come to life.


You’ll get to build on the skills you already have and flex your creative muscles by learning some new ones – at Lovewell, everybody gets to do a little bit of everything. Whether you’re a seasoned musical theatre vet seeking a new adventure or this your first step towards the stage, come spend your summer with other creative young folks just like you in a warmly inviting, wildly inspiring, and totally accepting environment. No matter who you are – you belong at Lovewell.



All applicants fill out the application in its entirety (excluding returning students who do not need to fill out the essay portion of the application (simply enter N/A). Your paperwork will not be processed and you will not have a secured slot in your chosen workshop until your application is complete.



$700 +$25 application fee
This includes 95+ hours of in workshop time; a Lovewell logo shirt; digital download of the performance.



A $25 application fee is due upon submitting your application. You can choose to pay the app fee along with half of the tuition now; 1/2 by April 21st; 2nd half by May 19th, 2023.  You must pay the $25 fee in order for us to process your application



To the extent possible, Lovewell will offer partial scholarships to families with limited financial resources. Each student is eligible for one scholarship per summer. You must first apply to the workshop and be accepted before applying for a scholarship. The scholarship program works on a first come, first serve rolling basis. We highly suggest applying and securing your space in the workshop even if you intend to apply for a scholarship, as there are limited slots available in this workshop. Our scholarship applications are available HERE .



If a family has more than one student attending one of our workshops, they will receive one $50 discount from the final payment of the final workshop.



Cancellations made by May 1st, 2023 are fully refundable (minus a 10% administration fee). Cancellations made between May 2nd, 2023 and the date the workshop begins are refundable (minus a 10% administration) only if the space in the workshop can be filled by another full paying student. Cancellations (for any reason) made after the workshop begins are nonrefundable.



The COVID-19 pandemic is a constantly-evolving situation. Lovewell is committed to the health and safety of our workshop participants and staff and will follow the most updated guidance provided by the CDC and the local government. If public health needs determine that it’s necessary to shift our in-person workshops to online, participants will be notified in a timely manner. At that time, you will have the option to attend the online workshop (and will receive a refund of the difference in tuition cost) or receive a full refund (minus the $25 application fee).




’18 Sanctuary: A Musical Refuge from Lovewell Institute on Vimeo.

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