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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Audition Lab

Incoming Grades 5-7 & Incoming Grades 8-12

Summer

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

Summer

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

Summer

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

Summer

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.

Spamalot

Incoming Grades 6-12

Summer

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.

Registration is still open! To register remaining spots in this camp email Sara Dougherty at sdougherty@pembrokehill.org by July 3rd

Time Travel Survival Guide

Grades 4-6

Fall

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? 

What If?

Grades 4-6

Winter

What if Scooby Doo had superpowers? What if Minnie Mouse was bitten by a vampire? Or what if Batman was scared of the dark? Join us as we create scenes, stories, and characters to explore all kinds of “what if” scenarios all while inventing fun and interesting consequences. How does the world differ by a small change… or a big one?

Enchantment, Myth, and Magic

Grades 4-6

Spring

Get your wands, spells, and magic dust ready because we are exploring the world of enchantment. While creating bold, mystic characters we will explore enchanting literature and create our own legendary adventures. Whether you are a wizard casting spells or a mysterious mythical creature, we need you to come along on this magical ride!

Character Study: The Mysterious and Spooky

Grades 5-7 and Grades 8-12

Fall

What would it be like to be an Edgar Allen Poe character? Or be dark and gothic like Wednesday Addams? Explore what it is like to step into your favorite mysterious characters from spooky stories you love like Wednesday, Stranger Things, or Beetlejuice. Young actors will be guided through visualization exercises, movement and voice work, back-story activities, and explore character relationships.

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

Acting with Movement

Grades 5-7 and Grades 8-12

Winter

How can we better use our bodies and actions to transform into characters and tell stories? In this class, we will use movement exercises to create more realized and unique characters along with exploring pantomime work. Actors will learn physical and movement-based storytelling techniques to unlock new characters created by you.

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