Preteen Actors

Grades 5 Through 7

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 creativity!

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Outta Your Head

Grades 4-6


Have you ever wanted to write your own scene or play? Well, here’s your chance! Create, collaborate, and perform your own ideas with your fellow thespians. Build an original work, scene by scene, that comes outta your head! Anything is possible!

Audition Lab

Incoming Grades 5-7 & Incoming Grades 8-12


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 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.


Musical Theatre: Triple Threat

Incoming Grades 5-10


If you like acting, singing, and dancing, then musical theatre is for you! In this class, you will perform showstoppers from Broadway like Matilda, 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.

Funny Bones: Intro to Improv

Incoming Grades 5-7


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 improvisational comedy. Students will develop skills in spontaneity, listening, creativity, storytelling, and collaboration as they explore their silly side!

Out Loud: Create Your Own Play

Incoming Grades 6-12


Let’s get on our feet and team up to write and perform a brand-new play! 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 the first day, 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 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 6-12


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. Students registered for this camp must be able to attend performances July 19 and 20.

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.