Welcome to The Theatre Gap Initiative

The Theatre Gap Initiative (TGI) is a nonprofit college-prep program for high school grads who aspire to apply  for Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and conservatory programs. TGI's programming is focused on helping students of color successfully navigate the process of applications, prescreens, and auditions.

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What is TGI?

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Students in their gap year will study with us on a comprehensive plan to gain admission into Conservatory and BFA Acting and Musical Theatre Programs

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Introducing TGI SUMMER

TGI Summer is an audition intensive for current HS 11th graders. You will spend 8 days working and then put your skills to practice by auditioning for colleges at the International Thespian Festival on the campus of Indiana University.

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TGI is partnered with Acceptd to host our applications. There is no cost to apply.

Don't let financial challenges be a hindrance. There are scholarship opportunities available. We encourage all students interested in TGI to apply... come grow with us!

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Support a TGI Student Today

Theatre Gap Initiative's mission is to forge a new path for BIPoC arts students. Your support of TGI will change students' lives. It will help them earn a college degree and launch a career in professional theatre. You can help bring their dreams within reach.  Donations are 100% tax-deductible and every gift helps. 

TGI's fiscal sponsor is the Children and Family Services Center (CFSC) of Charlotte.  

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Partnerships, not Competitors

Because of the nature of our work and the sense of purpose, Theatre Gap Initiative has partnered with several amazing industry professionals who've joined our Advisory Board, as well as Arts Organizations nationally and  in the  Charlotte region. Some organizations include: 
Arts and Science Council
Broadway Collective
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Central Piedmont Community College
Craft Institute 

photo credit: Brooke Watts "Cassie" -A Chorus Line 
Northwest School of the Arts, 2019.
photographer: Bradley White