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.

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Travel Through Time

If you could go anywhere – to the past, to the future, maybe to space –where would YOU go? Do you visit ancient lands and help build their monuments? Or maybe to the future and find out how to use a jet pack? Your adventures are determined by our group of travelers as we create scenes and characters at each stop. Our time machine will take us as far as you dare…

Grades: 4-6

Locations: MidtownOverland ParkNorthland

Sessions: Winter

Master of Your Own Destiny

Step right into an adventure as the main protagonists! The whole class will work together to decide where the story will go and what will happen to the characters. Do you go into the abandoned house? Or sit down for some ice cream instead? This extended improv class asks students to think on their feet and work as an ensemble to determine how a story will develop. Only you can be the master of your own destiny!

Grades: 4-6

Locations: MidtownOverland ParkNorthland

Sessions: Spring

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: 5-7

Locations: MidtownLee's SummitOverland ParkNorthland

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.

Incoming Grades: 5th-7th

Locations: Lee's Summit, Overland Park, MidtownNorthland

Sessions: Spring