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. 

Unleash your child's passion!

 

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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 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: 8th-12th

​Locations: Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland ParkMidtownLiberty, Plaza 

Sessions: Summer

*This class offers an opportunity for consideration in The Coterie's Acting Master Class.

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, such as Annie and Hamilton. Students will spend the week exploring character, learning choreography, and singing as an ensemble under the direction of an expert musical theatre actor and a professional accompanist. Students will perform as a chorus for family and friends during the final class.

Grades: ​Incoming 5th-10th

​Locations: Lee's Summit, Overland Park, Liberty, 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 a professional 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

Sessions: Summer

 

Sketch Comedy

Jump in and learn how to create scenes that will leave your audience rolling in the aisles! Students will develop an understanding of the rules of comedy, character, and timing as they have fun writing and performing sketches with their fellow actors. Ready to join our sketch comedy troupe? This class offers an opportunity for consideration in The Coterie’s Comedy Master class.

Grades: ​Incoming 8th-12th

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

Sessions: Summer

 

Performance Camp: SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL JR

Journey to Whoville with Horton the elephant, The Cat in the Hat, and more famous characters of Dr. Seuss’s most popular books. In this junior version of the popular musical, Horton must defend the land of Who and help protect an abandoned egg. This performance camp offers young actors a challenge while allowing them to perform famous Dr. Seuss moments.

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 5th-10th

​Locations: Lee's Summit

Sessions: Summer

 

Performance Camp: SPAMALOT

This hilarious Broadway smash based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail retells the ancient tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable with an absurd and hilarious take. Their journey will bring them face-to-face with all sorts of interesting characters that will be a fun challenge for all 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

 

Performance Camp: THE HOBBIT

Adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel, this first journey through Middle Earth follows Bilbo Baggins, a comfortable hobbit who doesn’t like much adventure…until one day when Gandalf the wizard calls Bilbo into action. With the assistance of a band of dwarves, they set off to recover the lost treasure. This show is sure to have fun, over-the-top characters and lots of action!

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

Grades: ​Incoming 5th-10th

​Locations: Liberty

Sessions: Summer

 

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: 8th-12th

​Locations: Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland Park, Midtown

Sessions: Fall

 

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. Actors 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—which every actor needs. Whether you want to be the funniest person in the room or be a better actor, improv is the class for you.

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

Grades: 8th-12th

​Locations: Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland Park, Midtown

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 Park, Midtown

Sessions: Spring