Teen Actors

Grades 8 Through 12

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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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.

Comedy On Your Feet

Incoming Grades 8-12

Summer

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.

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.

Character Study: The Mysterious and Spooky

Grades 5-7 & 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 & 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.