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Cougar Actor Training (CAT) Camp

New and Revamped CAT Camp coming Summer 2022!


CAT Camp

The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance CAT Camp is a two-week overnight or day camp for high school students that focuses on actor training and audition technique. Throughout the two weeks, students train with UH faculty, M.F.A. alumni and Houston-area theatre professionals during morning workshop session. The afternoon sessions consist of working with an ensemble in a One-Act Play directed by an award winning high school guest artist director.

CAT Camp is designed to give high school students the opportunity to:

  • Train in masterclasses with professionals in acting technique.
  • Explore various theatre-related topics with UH School of Theatre & Dance faculty.
  • Learn and practice auditioning techniques for high school, college, musicals and film.
  • Develop and perform a one-act play in the University of Houston’s Quintero Theatre with award-winning high school educators directing.


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Camp Fee

Day Camp Tuition:

July 11-July 23, 2022


Includes camp instruction, camp materials, lunches and a camp t-shirt.

Overnight Tuition:

July 11-15 and July 18-23, 2022


Includes: camp instruction, camp materials, dorm room (13 nights), all meals, and a camp t-shirt.

Application Process

Application deadline: June 1, 2022

To apply for CAT Camp, please mail a tuition deposit of $100 and completed CAT Camp Application packet along with the Credit Card Authorization Form to:

CAT Camp
University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance
3351 Cullen Boulevard, Room 133
Houston, TX 77204