Theatre Classes for 12-19 year-olds

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Experimental Expressions – Sundays 4:00PM-6:00PM

Teen Dramatic Readers – Sundays 6:30PM-8:30PM

Exciting Theatrical Training – Mondays 4:00PM-6:00PM

Teen Conservatory – Mondays 6:30PM-9:30PM


COVID Safety Guidelines for Theatre School classes & productions:

  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • Students and Instructors will maintain social distancing at all times
  • Hand Sanitizer is provided, and students are encouraged to maintain personal hygiene
  • Temperature check will be administered prior to allowing students to participate 
  • If any student or family member of a student experiences symptoms of any illness, student must stay at home and self-quarantine for at least 48 hours before returning for the next class period
  • Families will be required to sign a form agreeing to adhere to these health and safety procedures and stating that they are aware there is still a risk of exposure in participating in our program
  • Audience members experiencing flu-like symptoms, such as fever, chills, and cough will not be allowed to attend performances. If you need to cancel your tickets due to illness, you may receive a refund by calling the box office prior to the start of performances.
  • No food or drink is permitted during performances.

Movement for the Actor

Experimental Expressions for Ages 12-19:

Improvisation, physical comedy, and ensemble games build fun skills in taking that first step into exploring creative release, battling stage fright, or expanding the already confident performer’s abilities at thinking in the moment and making bold dramatic choices!

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 9/12-10/17, 2021
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Dramatic Characters

Experimental Expressions for Ages 12-19:

Improvisation, physical comedy, and ensemble games build fun skills in taking that first step into exploring creative release, battling stage fright, or expanding the already confident performer’s abilities at thinking in the moment and making bold dramatic choices!

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 10/24-12/5, 2021
(No class Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Weekend)
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Stage Combat

Experimental Expressions for Ages 12-19:

Improvisation, physical comedy, and ensemble games build fun skills in taking that first step into exploring creative release, battling stage fright, or expanding the already confident performer’s abilities at thinking in the moment and making bold dramatic choices!

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 1/9-2/13, 2022
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Mastering Monologues

Experimental Expressions for Ages 12-19:

Improvisation, physical comedy, and ensemble games build fun skills in taking that first step into exploring creative release, battling stage fright, or expanding the already confident performer’s abilities at thinking in the moment and making bold dramatic choices!

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 2/27-4/3, 2022
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Improvisation Sensation

Experimental Expressions for Ages 12-19:

Improvisation, physical comedy, and ensemble games build fun skills in taking that first step into exploring creative release, battling stage fright, or expanding the already confident performer’s abilities at thinking in the moment and making bold dramatic choices!

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 2/27-4/3, 2022
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Around the World in 80 Days

By Mark Brown. From the novel by Jules Verne

Teen Dramatic Readers Studio Performance Classes for Ages 12-19:

More focused performance training for teen actors who want something extra. Teens work on putting together a dramatic reading of a show! Class is student led, with instructor supervision. A performance on the final class period in our studio/classroom space will be presented for friends and family. Focus is on actors using their voices and having fun taking on characters they might not traditionally be cast in. All students are guaranteed a role, but space is limited. There may also be possibilities for learning Technical Theatre skills!

Show Description:

Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Now you can go around the world in 80 days even faster! In this new play Around the World in 80 Days, join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant as they race to beat the clock! Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he’s a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 9/12-10/17, 2021
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

By Mark Landon Smith

Teen Dramatic Readers Studio Performance Classes for Ages 12-19:

More focused performance training for teen actors who want something extra. Teens work on putting together a dramatic reading of a show! Class is student led, with instructor supervision. A performance on the final class period in our studio/classroom space will be presented for friends and family. Focus is on actors using their voices and having fun taking on characters they might not traditionally be cast in. All students are guaranteed a role, but space is limited. There may also be possibilities for learning Technical Theatre skills!

Show Description:

The children of Mars are in trouble! Too much Earth television has made Martian kids everywhere distracted and withdrawn. The leaders have had enough and consult with an 800-year-old Martian sage for an answer— the response? Kidnap Santa and force him to set up a toy factory on Mars. It’s up to young Betty and Billy to help Santa escape back to planet Earth in time to save Christmas, but not before they bring laughter, joy, and the Christmas spirit to the children of Mars. Based on one of the “Top 10 Worst Christmas Films Ever Made,” this hysterical stage adaptation of the 1964 Cult Classic Film is a baffling mixture of sci-fi, Christmas cheer, and childish slapstick live and on stage!

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 10/24-12/5, 2021
(No class Nov. 28 Thanksgiving weekend)
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Wiley and the Hairy Man

By Suzan Zeder

Teen Dramatic Readers Studio Performance Classes for Ages 12-19:

More focused performance training for teen actors who want something extra. Teens work on putting together a dramatic reading of a show! Class is student led, with instructor supervision. A performance on the final class period in our studio/classroom space will be presented for friends and family. Focus is on actors using their voices and having fun taking on characters they might not traditionally be cast in. All students are guaranteed a role, but space is limited. There may also be possibilities for learning Technical Theatre skills!

Show Description:

This drama is a spine-tingling tale of a boy and his worst fears in the swamp—eventually overcome by Wiley himself. Set deep within the mysterious Tombigbee Swamp, Wiley and the Hairy Man centers around a young fatherless boy, his conjure-woman mother, his faithful dog, and the Hairy Man who haunts Wiley’s days and dreams. Through rhythm and rhyme, a chorus creates the mystery of the swamp. The magic of this play is not fairy dust, it is soil—the magic of survival, the magic of the earth and the mud of the swamp. In an exciting duel of wits, Wiley learns to rely upon his own resources and conquers two villains: the Hairy Man and his own fear.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 1/9-2/13, 2022
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Created by Douglas Adams

Teen Dramatic Readers Studio Performance Classes for Ages 12-19:

More focused performance training for teen actors who want something extra. Teens work on putting together a dramatic reading of a show! Class is student led, with instructor supervision. A performance on the final class period in our studio/classroom space will be presented for friends and family. Focus is on actors using their voices and having fun taking on characters they might not traditionally be cast in. All students are guaranteed a role, but space is limited. There may also be possibilities for learning Technical Theatre skills!

Show Description:

Hitchhiker’ follows the misadventures of the last surviving man, Arthur Dent, following the demolition of the Earth by a Vogon constructor fleet to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Dent is rescued from Earth’s destruction by Ford Prefect—a human-like alien writer for the eccentric, electronic travel guide The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy—by hitchhiking onto a passing Vogon spacecraft. Following his rescue, Dent explores the galaxy with Prefect and encounters Trillian, another human who had been taken from Earth (before its destruction) by the two-headed President of the Galaxy Zaphod Beeblebrox and the depressed Marvin, the Paranoid Android.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 2/27-4/3, 2022
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Cobweb Dreams

By Lindsay Price

Teen Dramatic Readers Studio Performance Classes for Ages 12-19:

More focused performance training for teen actors who want something extra. Teens work on putting together a dramatic reading of a show! Class is student led, with instructor supervision. A performance on the final class period in our studio/classroom space will be presented for friends and family. Focus is on actors using their voices and having fun taking on characters they might not traditionally be cast in. All students are guaranteed a role, but space is limited. There may also be possibilities for learning Technical Theatre skills!

Show Description:

I want to be just what I am. A dirty, scruffy, trickster fairy! Why do I have to change? “Cobweb, fan. Cobweb, straighten your wings.” When Titania called my name, I should have said, “No thank you. I’m going to splash in a mud puddle.”

Cobweb is not having a good time as part of Titania’s train. She dreams of a life where she plays pranks all day long and doesn’t have to be a stuffy, stuck-up fairy in waiting. If only it was a simple as crossing the brook to be part of Oberon’s train!

But life in the woods is not simple. The King and Queen fight tooth and nail, Cobweb fights to make her dreams come true, and her friends fight to keep her from being turned into a toadstool. A mortal with a donkey head has wandered into the grove and the flower fairies blame Cobweb. Oh will this midsummer night never end?

Cobweb Dreams is a fun-filled fantasy that runs parallel to the events of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 4/10-5/22, 2022
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Mask Performance

Exciting Theatrical Training for Ages 12-19:

Students dive into skills to better understand and perform in more diverse types of theatre.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 9/13-10/18, 2021
Day of Week: Mondays
Class Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Funny Class

Exciting Theatrical Training for Ages 12-19:

Students dive into skills to better understand and perform in more diverse types of theatre.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 10/25-12/6, 2021
Day of Week: Mondays
Class Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Theatre Space Translations

Exciting Theatrical Training for Ages 12-19:

Students dive into skills to better understand and perform in more diverse types of theatre.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 1/10-2/14, 2022
Day of Week: Mondays
Class Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Experimental Acting

Exciting Theatrical Training for Ages 12-19:

Students dive into skills to better understand and perform in more diverse types of theatre.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 2/28-4/4, 2022
Day of Week: Mondays
Class Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Playwriting

Exciting Theatrical Training for Ages 12-19:

Students dive into skills to better understand and perform in more diverse types of theatre.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 4/11-5/16, 2022
Day of Week: Mondays
Class Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Teen Conservatory Fall Semester

Teen Conservatory: An Elite Training Program for Ages 14-19:

Geared for the serious teen actor, this is a continuous program composed three, three-month semesters. Training is designed to propel the performer beyond the typical teen classes to a higher skill level expected of top performers and instill professional fundamentals to better prepare for university level course work. Accepted by audition only, a strong commitment is required on the part of all students; regular attendance is imperative throughout each of the semesters.

Auditions in August 2021

Cost: $625
Class Dates: 9/13-12/13, 2021
Day of Week: Mondays
Class Time: 6:30PM-9:30PM

Contact Theatre School Director Ben Cole for an audition appointment: Ben@NorthCoastRep.org.

Teen Conservatory Winter Semester

Teen Conservatory: An Elite Training Program for Ages 14-19:

Geared for the serious teen actor, this is a continuous program composed three, three-month semesters. Training is designed to propel the performer beyond the typical teen classes to a higher skill level expected of top performers and instill professional fundamentals to better prepare for university level course work. Accepted by audition only, a strong commitment is required on the part of all students; regular attendance is imperative throughout each of the semesters.

Auditions in December 2021

Cost: $625
Class Dates: 1/3-4/4, 2022
Day of Week: Mondays
Class Time: 6:30PM-9:30PM

Contact Theatre School Director Ben Cole for an audition appointment: Ben@NorthCoastRep.org.

Teen Conservatory Spring Semester

Teen Conservatory: An Elite Training Program for Ages 14-19:

Geared for the serious teen actor, this is a continuous program composed three, three-month semesters. Training is designed to propel the performer beyond the typical teen classes to a higher skill level expected of top performers and instill professional fundamentals to better prepare for university level course work. A strong commitment is required on the part of all students; regular attendance is imperative throughout each of the semesters.

Cost: $625
Class Dates: 4/25-6/20, 2022
Day of Week: Mondays
Class Time: 6:30PM-9:30PM

Participation in this semester is by invitation only.