SCA Gives


Over the past 3 years the SCA has been working with the Saugatuck Schools on a very real problem facing our young people: being adequately prepared for jobs in today's innovation economy.

Traditional school models prepare students for the knowledge economy (learn a lot of information then spit it back) -- but we've moved from the knowledge economy into an innovation driven economy. That means we need workers who are problem solvers, strong communicators, self-directed, can work in teams, etc.

The SCA built our arts|in model to implement project based learning (PBL) in Saugatuck High School.  Through arts|in, students work on real world social justice problems with regional businesses. They research, analyze, trouble shoot, create, evaluate, and problem solve. Students also give public presentations at the SCA and create deliverables for businesses.

SCA Loves

This year we will work with more than 20 interns at the SCA. These young people gain invaluable real world experience in a professional setting, honing key work skills along with soft skills (team work, problem solving, collaboration, empathy, analysis, etc.). In addition many fulfill necessary college requirements. In turn, the energy and talent of these young professionals helps the SCA better serve the community. Win-win!  Kudos to G. Thomas Boylan for supporting MSW's Center Stage Internship program and to Skip Schipper & Rick Lord for supporting the SCA internship programs.
  • Chelsie Jensen - Hope College
  • Elijah Yang - Hope College
  • Delaney Ride - Hope College
  • Zoey LaBlanc de Smith - Michigan State University
  • Hannah Kremins - School of the Art Institute Chicago
  • Bailey Ellens - Holland Christian High School
  • Grace Frazer - Hope College
  • Zevedee Garcia - Ottawa Hills High School
  • Jose Garcia - Ottawa Hills High School
  • Andreina Garnina - Ottawa Hills High School
MSW Center Stage program:
  • Anneliese Garner - headed to St. Olaf in the fall
  • Maddy Mathias - The Boston Conservatory
  • Kacey VanderMolen - Otterbein University
  • Tori Ward - Hope College
  • Sam Zerfas - Saugatuck High School
  • Olivia Chriss - Grand Valley State University
  • Chelsie Bender - Grand Valley State University‚Äč
  • Kaylee Jewell - Central Michigan University
  • Symantha Misale - Central Michigan University
  • Mackenzie Schondelmayer - Central Michigan University
  • Aisel Alcedo - Grand Valley State University
  • Jenna Chambers, Ohio Wesleyan University

Buzz / News Article

8 Wilde Award Nominations

Mason Street Warehouse and its 2015 summer season lineup finds itself showered with 8 nominations for The 2016 Wilde Awards, including Best Musical, Best Lead Actor, and Best Lead Actress. 
“We’re honored and humbled to have been nominated for eight awards in six categories,” said SCA Artistic Director and Mason Street Warehouse founder Kurt Stamm.  “The WildeAwards honor Michigan’s professional theaters and the superb work they produce – Mason Street Warehouse is in fantastic company.  I couldn’t be prouder of the team of professional actors and technicians who contributed to Cabaret, Buyer & Cellar, and First Date.”