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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Coterie acting classes will be in-person. Click here for our in-person safety protocol.

Jungle Journey

Through the trees, over the winding river, and past the dark caves is a jungle waiting for you explore! Create your own characters and work together to write scenes about exploration. Pick up your binoculars, grab your map, and watch out for booby traps, as we tell stories and scenes of our trek through this strange wilderness.  

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 2022-2023 season.

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

Grades: 5th-7th

Locations: MidtownOverland Park, Liberty, Plaza  

Sessions: Spring, Summer

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Escape Room Theatre

It’s time to crack the code, to solve the mystery, and then ESCAPE! Haunted mysteries and high-staked hijinks might just trap you in this thrilling class. Together we’ll come up with our own stories where our characters must solve puzzles and unravel riddles. Create your own character or use one from some of your favorite mysteries as we work together and breakout!

Incoming Grades: 3rd-5th

Locations: MidtownOverland ParkLibertyPlaza  

Sessions: Summer

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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: MidtownOverland ParkLibertyPlaza  

Sessions: Summer

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Wonderland

In The Coterie’s brand-new hip-hop musical Alice’s Wonderland, Alice is zapped into her video game world. Now it’s your turn to fall down the rabbit hole as we are pulled from real life and into a virtual reality. Turn into characters from your favorite videogames or come up with your own curious characters. Try not to lose your head as we perform scenes from the show and your own ideas!

Incoming Grades: 3rd-5th

Locations: MidtownOverland 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: MidtownOverland ParkLibertyPlaza  

Sessions: Summer

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Musical Theatre: Triple Threat

If you like acting, singing, and dancing, then musical theatre is for you! In this class, you will perform showstoppers from Broadway like The Prom, Legally Blonde, Hadestown, 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 an accompanist. Students will perform as a chorus for family and friends during the final class.

Incoming Grades: 5th-10th

Locations: Overland ParkLibertyPlaza  

Sessions: Summer

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PERFORMANCE CAMP: Out Loud: Create Your Own Play

Let’s get on our feet and team up to write and perform a brand-new play in a week! This is a unique performance experience where students will get a chance to work with a professional playwright to create a new short play and a professional director to rehearse the show in time to have a world premiere on Friday night! On Monday, students will be led through playwriting and character creation activities. Then our playwright will take your ideas and turn them into a script that you will rehearse all week and perform on Friday evening. Bring your creativity and join us for this fun and exciting challenge!

All students enrolled will have a speaking role—some large and some small. 

Incoming Grades: 5th-10th

Locations: Liberty

Sessions: Summer

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