Make It Happen Theatre Company, Inc. (MIH) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide on an annual basis, a season of quality theatrical productions, cultural diversity workshops and arts events for adults and children. To bridge the gap among the cultures, promote literacy and provide positive, productive performing arts experiences for adults and children in the greater Birmingham Area. As well as, to establish itself as one of the Southeastern region’s premiere multi-cultural theatre companies, to provide quality theatrical productions. View photos at

With original scripts written by Artistic Director  Alicia Johnson-Williams, MIH Founder and creator of  the ‘Make It Happen Youth Performing  Ensemble’ , students may create original monologues or scenes during the intensives, and learn songs or choreography that support the production.

Below are the Intensive MIH education and outreach programs that offer our Birmingham youth an opportunity  to learn about the arts from professionally trained and certified theatre instructors, which culminate into a performance on professional stages at popular venues.

2014 – 2016  Make It Happen Summer Performing Arts Academy Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

  • (2015) Room 30: Where the A. G. Gaston Motel and the Civil Rights Movement Meet
  • (2014) And Justice for All…

2008 – 2016  Make It Happen Youth Performing Ensemble UAB/ArtPlay Education & Outreach

  • (2015-2016) A. G. Gaston: The Man, The Mogul & His Mission
  • (Christmas 2015) Merriment & Melodies!
  • (2014-2015) The Clever George Washington Carver
  • (Christmas 2014) The Gift of the Magi Adapted by David Roby
  • (2013-2014) Celebrate!
  • (2012-2013) Lessons Well Learned
  • (2011-2012) Our Journey
  • (2010-2011) Extraordinary Americans Who Happen to Be…
  • (2009-2010) Extraordinary Americans Who Happen to Be…
  • (2008-2009) Honoring African-Americans in History


Ages 7+

$25 for each half hour

*Private lessons must be started by the second week of each session.

Lessons available for:

Acting, Voice, Voice and Diction, Improvisational Theatre, Public Speaking and Audition Preparation

Lessons are a half hour long and offered in 10-lesson packages, as scheduled upon registration, starting the week of Jan 4. All private lessons must be completed within the session in which they are pur­chased. Students may coordinate an available slot at the time of registration.

MIH is available for Outreach, On-Site Workshops and Performances


MIH provides fine arts education, programs and education to individuals, organizations and schools throughout the area. Through our Outreach programs, we are committed to providing innovative and memorable arts education experiences to students of all ages, levels, and backgrounds.

Our faculty is made up of working professionals including award-winning performing artist, actors, dancers, and musicians. They mentor and train students to develop a diverse set of skills that nurtures imagination, develops concentration, builds confidence, inspires teamwork, and stimulates creativity.

Join MIH on a creative expedition that can begin at an early age and last a lifetime.