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.

Unleash your child's potential!

 

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There will be virtual and in-person options for age. Click here for our in-person safety protocol.

Summer Term At Hogwarts

Join all of your favorite characters from the Harry Potter series as you enter into a magical world filled with wizards, dragons, trolls, and elves. Act out scenes as Harry and his friends go to classes, play Quidditch, and even battle He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named. Immerse yourself in this exciting world all week and come out a full-fledged wizard.

Incoming Grades: ​3rd-5th

Locations: VirtualMidtownLee's SummitLiberty, Overland ParkPlaza  

Sessions: Summer

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Monster Talent Show

What science experiment could a werewolf create? What if Frankenstein could rock out on the drums? Students will bring their favorite monsters to life as they create their own unique characters with special interests and abilities. Then, set the scene for each beast in our very own Monster Talent Show. This weeklong adventure is sure to delight all creatures that dare enter the spotlight!

Incoming Grades: ​3rd-5th

Locations: MidtownLee's SummitLiberty, Overland Park

Sessions: Summer

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The Floor Is Lava! Scene Adventures

Calling all heroes! Original and beloved characters will travel around the world, embarking on perilous adventures and braving new heights throughout this action-packed week. Students will create stories and scenes focusing on imaginative settings and conflicts. Hold on to your explorer hat!

Incoming Grades: ​3rd-5th

Locations: VirtualMidtownLee's SummitLibertyOverland Park

Sessions: Summer

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Funny Bones: Intro To Improv

Get your funny started as you begin to learn all about comedy and improv! This fun and fast-paced class introduces young actors to the wide-open world of improv comedy. Students will develop skills in spontaneity, listening, creativity, storytelling, and collaboration as they explore their silly side!

Incoming Grades: ​5th-7th

Locations: MidtownLee's SummitLiberty, Overland ParkPlaza  

Sessions: Summer

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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 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.

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

Incoming Grades: ​5th-7th

Locations: VirtualMidtownLee's SummitLiberty, Overland ParkPlaza  

Sessions: Summer

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

Incoming Grades: ​5th-10th

Locations: Virtual  

Sessions: Summer

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Musical Theatre: Triple Threat

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 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

Incoming Grades: ​5th-10th

Locations: Virtual  

Sessions: Summer

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PERFORMANCE CAMP: The Rules of Comedy (a stage play!)

Actors will flex their funny bones by giving the audience a side-splitting lesson on what's funny and what's not funny. To prove their points, the rules are hilariously inserted into one of the most popular tragedies of all time: William Shakespeare's Hamlet.  The Rules of Comedy is full-blown physical comedy, with an interesting twist that showcases the cast's ability to handle tragic drama, as well. Playing by the rules has never been so much fun!

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.

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

Performance Dates/Times: Friday, July 16 at 2:30pm to a limited live audience This performance will be livestreamed and recorded for additional audience members. 

Incoming Grades: ​5th-10th

Locations: Liberty  

Sessions: Summer

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PERFORMANCE CAMP: The Alibis

In this play, everyone is hiding something. Eccentric billionaire J. Leslie Arlington is murdered. Now it’s up to a clueless detective to solve the mystery. Unfortunately, the suspects are all reluctant to admit their alibis . . . because they were all committing other ridiculous crimes at the time. You never know what's coming next when your suspects include disgruntled chefs, teen detectives, and vengeful divas, but one thing's for certain: Every alibi is absolutely absurd. Actors will get to perform this play live on The Coterie’s stage!

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.

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

Performance Dates/Times: Friday, July 30 at 7:00pm and Saturday, July 31 at 3:00pm to a limited live audience This performance will be livestreamed and recorded for additional audience members. 

Incoming Grades: ​5th-10th

Locations: Midtown  

Sessions: Summer

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