Teen Actors

Grades 8th thru 12th

The Coterie's Teenage Actors classes allow young actors to continue their growth and exploration as actors by taking more in-depth classes that introduce them to the various techniques of acting. 

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Welcome to Musical Theatre

If you like acting, singing, and dancing, then musical theatre is for you! In this class, you will perform showstoppers from Broadway and The Coterie stage. We’ll learn songs that will bring you around the world and right back home from some of the most popular Broadway shows. Students will spend the week exploring character, learning choreography, and singing as an ensemble under the direction of an expert musical theatre actor and an accompanist. Students will perform as a chorus for family and friends during the final class.

Grades: ​Incoming 5th-10th

​Locations: Lee's Summit, ​Liberty, Overland Park, Plaza

Sessions: Summer

 

Advanced Musical Theatre

Take your musical theatre skills to the next level by performing duets, solos, and small group numbers from popular musicals. Continue to build on your skills and be challenged in new and exciting ways! Actors will rehearse scenes, songs, and dance numbers under the direction of a professional musical theatre actor and an accompanist. Students will perform a variety of numbers for family and friends during the final class.

*We encourage 6th-10th graders to take Welcome to Musical Theatre to establish a strong foundation before taking Advanced Musical Theatre

Grades: ​Incoming 6th-12th

​Locations: Liberty, Overland Park

Sessions: Summer

 

Audition Lab

This class is a great way to prepare yourself 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 use the week to 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.

Grades: ​Incoming 8th-12th

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

Sessions: Summer

 

Comedy On Your Feet

This popular Coterie class steps up your comedy game as students explore the wide-open world of improvisation. Students new to improv will learn the framework needed for successful comedy and alumni will sharpen their comedic skills as they learn about comedy, creating character, and dramatic action. This class offers an opportunity for consideration in The Coterie’s Comedy Master Class.

Grades: ​Incoming 8th-12th

​Locations: Lee's Summit, ​Liberty, Overland Park, Plaza

Sessions: Summer

 

Performance Camp: SHREK THE MUSICAL JR

Let your Freak Flag fly during Shrek the Musical! This fun and irreverent musical based on the popular movie is a story of adventure, friendship and ogre love that’s bringing ugly back! There are many hilarious characters such as Shrek, Princess Fiona, Donkey, Lord Farquad, and more. Students in this production will use some of the costumes and props from The Coterie’s professional production.

All students enrolled will have a speaking role—some large and some small. All students will also sing in the chorus and some will have solos. Auditions will be held the first day and the casting will be determined then.

Grades: ​Incoming 6th-8th (Plaza), Incoming 5th-10th (Lee's Summit)

​Locations: Lee's Summit, ​Plaza

Sessions: Summer

Performance Camp: SWEENEY TODD

Come down to Fleet Street to be a part of this Tony Award-winning musical adaptation! The evil barber is not trusted by most of his neighbors. Customers go in to his barber shop, but they never come out! But with each disappearance, Mrs. Lovett bakes a new batch of meat pies. Join this dark comedy as the concerned citizens try to thwart Sweeney Todd before it’s too late! Over-the-top characters and melodramatic actions make this musical a fun challenge for high school actors.

All students enrolled will have a speaking role—some large and some small. All students will also sing in the chorus and some will have solos. Auditions will be held the first day and the casting will be determined then.

Grades: ​Incoming 9th-12th

​Locations:Plaza

Sessions: Summer

 

10-Minute Play Project

Ten-minute plays are rising in popularity and can be found all across the country. They’re great ways to showcase both playwrights’ and actors’ abilities! Using both published ten-minute plays and your own unique work, you will learn elements of performance, story structure, and script writing.

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

​Grades: 8th-12th

​Locations: Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland ParkMidtown

Sessions: Fall

Comedy Improv Skills

This fun (and hilarious) Coterie class steps up your comedy game as students explore the wide-open world of improv! Scenes are all created on the spot, making each class a new experience. Students new to improv will learn the framework needed for successful comedy and returning students will sharpen their comedic skills as they work together to learn about timing, physical reactions, creating character, and dramatic action.

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

​Grades: 8th-12th

​Locations: Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland ParkMidtown

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: 8th-12th

​Locations: Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland ParkMidtown

Sessions: Spring