Metro Scholars

Metro Scholars

This year-long, highly competitive program, open to high school juniors from across New Jersey, is a unique opportunity for students to learn about professional theater. In addition to seeing every show in our season for free, selected students take workshops and master classes with professional artists and assist staff throughout the company – an immersion into theater that has made this a proven training ground for the country’s best university programs. Since 2005, 130 outstanding students have completed the Metro Scholar program.

Learn more about the Metro Scholar program by clicking on the tabs to the right.

Click here for an Education Spotlight article on our Metro Scholar program in our recent playbill.

High School Sophomores!

We are now accepting applications for 2017/18 Metro Scholars! Click HERE for more info.


Important Dates & Deadlines


  • INFO SESSION: Tuesday, April 25 from 4:00-5:00 at Two River Theater. Teachers, Students and their Parents/Guardians can learn more about the program from staff and current Metro Scholars, take a tour of the theater, and get answers to their questions.


  • DEADLINE for Applications and Statements of Purpose  (Teacher Recommendations may be sent separately, but also must be received by this date):

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 6:00pm.  Applications will not be accepted after this date.


  • Auditions / Presentations / Interviews: **Updated! New dates!** Wed. May 31 and Thurs. June 1 from 4:00-8:00pm. 


  • Metro Scholars Officially Announced: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the thirteenth annual Celebration for Educators, a reception for area teachers at the Two River Theater. All applicants will be informed if they are accepted into the program or not via email by Friday, May 26, 2017.