Teen Actors

Grades 8th thru 12th

Classes for The Coterie's Teenage Actors allow young actors to continue their growth and exploration as actors by taking more in-depth classes that introduce them to the various techniques of acting. 

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Performance Camp: THE ADDAMS FAMILY

2-week performance camp. Performs July 17th at 7pm and July 18th at 2pm (both required) 

Everyone’s favorite spooky family is back! This 60-minute version of the hit Broadway musical looks at what happens to the Addams family when the somber and morbid Wednesday Addams falls in love with a “normal” man. Can they keep it all together when the two families meet? A dark musical comedy filled with great roles is bound to make for a fun performance experience!

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: 6th-12th

​​Locations: Plaza

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: Lee's SummitPlazaLibertyOverland 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

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: 8th-12th (9th-12th at Plaza location

​​Locations: Lee's SummitPlazaLibertyOverland Park

Sessions: Summer

Comedy On Your Feet

This popular Coterie class steps up your comedy game as students explore the wide-open world of improvisation. Students new to improv will learn the framework needed for successful comedy and alumni will sharpen their comedic skills as they learn about comedy, creating character, and dramatic action. This class offers an opportunity for consideration in The Coterie’s Comedy Master Class.

Incoming Grades: 8th-12th (9th-12th at Plaza location

​​Locations: Lee's SummitPlazaLibertyOverland Park, Northland 

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: 6th-8th

​​Locations: Plaza

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: 6th-8th

​​Locations: Plaza

Sessions: Summer