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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Time Travel Survival Guide-VIRTUAL CLASS

The past, present, and future are always hanging in careful balance. It’s up to you and your team of heroes to keep that balance and maintain order! Students will explore scenes and characters from various decades and eras, bringing to life days gone by and days yet to come. Are you up for the task? 

Grades: ​4th-6th

​​Locations: Midtown, Northland, Overland Park

Sessions: Spring

 

Audition Lab-VIRTUAL CLASS

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: 5th-7th 

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

Sessions:  Spring

The Way Of The Force

 

 

Come to the outer reaches of the galaxy as we explore exotic locations from the Star Wars universe. Create your own characters to fly starfighters and hone your lightsaber skills, whether you’re a member of the Resistance or part of the First Order. May the Force be with you!

 

Incoming Grades: ​3rd-5th

​​Locations:  NorthlandPlazaLee's SummitLibertyOverland Park 

Sessions: Summer

Inside Jokes

Get ready to make up some wild, zany, and just plain silly characters in this physical comedy class. Focus all that goofy energy you have into creating new scenes and characters as you learn what makes people laugh. Laugh yourself silly with your new friends!

 

Incoming Grades: ​3rd-5th

​​Locations:  Lee's SummitLibertyOverland Park 

Sessions: Summer

Make A Scene

Do you love making up stories? Do you have fun ideas begging to be performed? Then this is the class for you! The teaching artist will work with students to write and rehearse a short play in just five days.

Incoming Grades: ​3rd-5th

​​Locations:  NorthlandPlazaLee's SummitOverland Park 

Sessions: Summer

Performance Camp: MADAGASCAR JR.

2-Week Performance Camp 

Performs July 24th at 7pm and July 25th at 2pm (both required) 

Jump into this high-energy, fun musical of the journey from New York’s Central Park Zoo to the beaches of Madagascar. Become captivating characters such as Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and the everyone’s favorite penguins. Their journey goes from the wilderness to just plain wild with King Julien. Join these crack-a-lackin’ friends and get ready to MOVE IT MOVE IT.

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.

Incoming Grades: 5th-10th

​​Locations:   Lee's Summit

 

Sessions: Summer

Acting In The Upside Down

If you love Stranger Things, then you’ll love this class. Explore the world of the hit Netflix show by acting out your favorite scenes and creating new ones that might happen next season. Fight monsters or become one yourself in this fun acting challenge for anyone who finds themselves in the Upside Down.

Incoming Grades: 5th-7th

​​Locations:  NorthlandLee's SummitOverland Park 

Sessions: Summer

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 building acting skills as they explore their silly side!

Incoming Grades: ​5th-7th (6th-8th at Plaza Location)

​​Locations:  NorthlandPlazaLee's SummitLibertyOverland 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.

Incoming Grades: ​5th-7th (6th-8th at Plaza Location)

​​Locations:  NorthlandPlazaLee's SummitLibertyOverland Park 

Sessions: Summer

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 Beetlejuice, Spamalot, Hamilton, and more. 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.

Incoming Grades: ​5th-10th (6th-10th at Plaza Location)

​​Locations: PlazaLee's SummitLibertyOverland Park 

Sessions: Summer

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 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 Triple Threat

Incoming Grades: ​6th-12th

​​Locations:  Liberty

Sessions: Summer

Performance Camp: OUT LOUD: SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL

We have a new performance challenge for you! You will work together with your cast and director to create a short play festival. Together, the class will choose a theme for the show and decide which short published plays will be in your festival. In one week, you will rehearse and perform your plays. It could be a comedies or dramas or thrillers or mysteries or any combination. It’s a great way to stretch yourself as an actor as we create a show built just for you!

 

1 Week Performance Camp. 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.

Incoming Grades: 5th-10th

​​Locations:  Liberty

 

Sessions: Summer