Preteen Actors

Grades 5th thru 7th

Classes for The Coterie's Preteen Actors are 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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Frightful Fantasies

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: MidtownOverland Park  

Sessions: Fall

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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!

Grades: 5th-7th

Locations: MidtownOverland Park  

Sessions: Fall

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Don't Change That Channel

Hop inside the TV and create your own original sitcoms, commercials, game shows, YouTube channels, and news casts. Each class will come up with its own television channel and direct all of the programming, no matter how crazy it may be! A sampling of their shows will be shared live with family and friends during the final class.

Grades: 4th-6th

Locations: MidtownOverland Park

Sessions: Winter

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Uncovering Characters

Do you love creating characters and pretending to act differently than yourself? This class will focus on character study and developing honest characters from scripts, shows, movies, or your imaginations. Students will create backstories for their characters and learn a variety of techniques to help determine character choices—perfect for new and returning students alike.

Grades: 5th-7th

Locations: MidtownOverland Park

Sessions: Winter

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A Day in the Life Of ...

Imagine what it is like to walk in someone else’s shoes for a day. How is their life similar or different to your own? Explore other people’s experiences by establishing defined characters and stories revolving around them. Use characters from scripts, shows, movies, or your own imaginations! This class challenges students to sustain characters and develop backstories that informs your performance.

Grades: 4th-6th

Locations: MidtownOverland Park  

Sessions: Spring

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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 class ends with an audition for class members interested in auditioning for the experience, as well as roles in The Coterie’s mainstage 2023-2024 season.

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

Grades: 5th-7th

Locations: MidtownOverland Park

Sessions: Spring

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