Theatre Classes for 12-19 year-olds

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Check out all the exciting options to get involved in our Theatre School Season 41 Brochure!

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-8:30PM

Clowning Around

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: 9/11-10/16, 2022
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Committing to Character

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: 10/23-12/4, 2022
(No class Nov. 27 Thanksgiving Weekend)
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Freeing the Voice

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: 1/8-2/12, 2023
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

The Plays the Thing

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: 2/26-4/2, 2023
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Action Reaction

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: 4/16-5/21, 2023
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Henry Episode IV: A New Hope

By Don Zolidis

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 brainchild of playwright Don Zolidis, “Henry, Episode IV: A New Hope” is mashup of William Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” and a “Star Wars” parody.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 9/11-10/16, 2022
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

To See the Stars

By Cynthia Mercati

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:

It’s 1909 and the shirtwaist industry in New York is making profits of $50 million. But the young girls who work in the factories earn barely enough to live on, and their working conditions are brutal. When their pleas for help are rejected by the male-dominated union, the young girls who work at Johannsen’s Shirtwaist Factory band together to fight for a better life. They endure beatings, starvation and even prison but ultimately prevail, as the shirtwaist girls win the first industry-wide strike in American labor history. However the girls’ real victory is in changing the way they see themselves—not as victims, but as fighters—and in discovering the power of sisterhood.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 10/23-12/4, 2022
(No class Nov. 27 Thanksgiving weekend)
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Punk Rock

By Simon Stephens

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:

In a private school outside of Manchester, England a group of highly-articulate seventeen-year-olds flirt and posture their way through the day while preparing for their A-Level mock exams. With hormones raging and minimal adult supervision, the students must prepare for their future—and survive the savagery of high school. Inspired by playwright Simon Stephens’ own experiences as a teacher, PUNK ROCK is an honest and unnerving chronicle of contemporary adolescence.

Content warning: this play depicts school violence.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 1/8-2/12, 2023
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

The Wong Kids in The Secret of the Space Chupacabra, Go!

By Lloyd Suh

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:

Violet and Bruce Wong just don’t fit in with the other Earth kids. Sure, they have superpowers, they’re just not very good ones. But when an evil beast called the Space Chupacabra appears, intent on universal destruction, The Wong Kids must travel to far reaches of outer space to stop it …if they can only stop bickering. Violet and Bruce ultimately realize that being different isn’t just okay, it might just be the most important thing, like, ever.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 2/26-4/2, 2023
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
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: 4/16-5/21, 2023
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Commedia dell’arte

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: 9/12-10/17, 2022
Day of Week: Mondays
Class Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Dominating Drama

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: 10/24-12/5, 2022
(No class Nov. 21 Thanksgiving weekend)
Day of Week: Mondays
Class Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Shakespearean 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: 1/9-2/20, 2023
(No class Jan. 16 MLK Jr. Day)
Day of Week: Mondays
Class Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Rewarding Risk-Taking

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: 2/27-4/3, 2023
Day of Week: Mondays
Class Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Artful Auditioning

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: 4/17-5/22, 2023
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 of 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: 9/12-12/12, 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 Winter Semester

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

Geared for the serious teen actor, this is a continuous program composed of 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: 1/9-4/3, 2023
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 of 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: 4/17-6/12, 2023
Day of Week: Mondays
Class Time: 6:30PM-9:30PM

Participation in this semester is by invitation only.