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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Haunted Theatre

What’s that noise? Who’s behind that door? The horror genre is a challenge for even the most seasoned actors. It brings many great opportunities for you to create bold and exciting characters and find the right timing to inspire fear and dread in your audience. This class will utilize scripts from plays or movies and have students create their own scary scenes.

Grades: 4th-6th

​Locations: NorthlandOverland Park, Midtown

Sessions: Fall

 

Theatre Kickstart

Become a more well-rounded actor! Try something new or gain more experience doing something you love. 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 SummitNorthlandOverland Park, Midtown

Sessions: Fall

Secret Identities And Cryptic Mysteries

Put on your disguises and prepare for a mysterious adventure. Students will transform into spies and work together to search for clues to complete a mission. We will explore characters that have something to hide and create mysteries along the way. It’s sure to be a fun challenge for all actors!

Grades: ​4th-6th

​Locations: NorthlandOverland Park, Midtown

Sessions: Winter

 

Actor's Studio

Do you love acting, but want to know more about it? This class will teach the basic 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 SummitNorthlandOverland Park, Midtown

Sessions: Winter

 

Rock 'N' Roll Roadshow

What happens when the world’s biggest rock stars tour the country? You and your classmates become a band in your very own rock ‘n’ roll roadshow, but the real drama happens backstage! Act out scenes about what could happen to the band during the ultimate road trip. This class challenges students to sustain characters and develop back-story that informs your performance.

Grades: 4th-6th

​​Locations: NorthlandOverland Park, Midtown

Sessions: ​Spring

 

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, NorthlandOverland Park, Midtown

Sessions: ​Spring