Preteen Actors

Grades 5th thru 7th

The Coterie's Preteen Actors are classes built upon the natural imagination young actors have and introduce the fundamentals of acting, creating a base for future in-depth classes.

Unleash your child's potential!

 

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Scenes of Sci-Fi Theatre

Technology has a firm hold on the world, and one day soon it may boil over into a whole new society of man and machine! Actors will explore scenes from books, plays, and other pieces dedicated to the science fiction genre, experiencing dystopias and utopias alike. This class is great for all skill levels, teaching new students the acting basics and returning students new tricks and tools.

Grades: 4th-6th

​​Locations: Midtown, Northland, Overland Park

Sessions: Fall

Race to the Hogwarts House Cup

Everyone knows the story of Harry Potter, but what about the students who were just trying to pass their OWLs and make their way through seven eventful years? Students will use scenes from The Coterie’s show Puffs, as well as write their own scenes from other houses. Explore the background characters of the famous series, revisiting the series’ classic storylines from a whole new perspective.

Grades: ​4th-6th

​​Locations: ​Midtown, Northland, Overland Park

Sessions: Winter

Time Travel Survival Guide

The past, present, and future are always hanging in careful balance. It’s up to you and your team of heroes to keep that balance and maintain order! Students will explore scenes and characters from various decades and eras, bringing to life days gone by and days yet to come. Are you up for the task? 

Grades: ​4th-6th

​​Locations: Midtown, Northland, Overland Park

Sessions: Spring

 

Theatre Kickstart

Become a more well-rounded actor! Try something new and gain experience doing something you love – acting! Each week we’ll try out a new workshop on a different topic: stage combat, improv, stage makeup, accents, physical comedy, and cold readings.

This class offers an opportunity for consideration in The Coterie’s Acting Master class.

Grades: 5th-7th

​​Locations: ​Lee's Summit, Midtown, Northland, Overland Park

Sessions:  Fall

Actor's Studio

Do you love acting, but want to know more about it? This class will teach acting skills to equip young actors with the ability to create honest, grounded performances. Students will explore and learn about a variety of acting styles and genres, perfect for new and returning students alike. Make new friends and take on a new acting challenge!

This class offers an opportunity for consideration in The Coterie’s Acting Master class.

Grades: 5th-7th

​​Locations: Lee's Summit, Midtown, Northland, Overland Park

Sessions: Winter

Audition Lab

Audition Lab is a great way to prepare for upcoming auditions! With the help of a professional teaching artist, students will choose audition monologues that match their age, personality, and individual audition needs. Students will prepare a monologue, develop successful strategies for cold readings, and learn how to create a professional resume. The final class includes a special audition with Jeff Church, Coterie Producing Artistic Director, or a member of The Coterie staff, for youth roles in the upcoming Coterie season.

This class offers an opportunity for consideration in The Coterie’s Acting Master class.

Grades: 5th-7th 

​​Locations: Lee's Summit, Midtown, Northland, Overland Park

Sessions:  Spring