Spring Drama Classes

April 4, 2020
May 16, 2020
Live, Interactive Instruction


The Coterie Theatre School is offering its Spring session of drama classes as live, interactive online instruction. Now available to youth nationwide, The Coterie’s classes are led by our staff of trained teaching artists and are focused on a process-based curriculum. Coterie drama classes offer quality screen time that will allow students of all ages to express themselves, occupy their imaginations, and help add structure and positivity to their week.




(All times are CDT):


For Ages 3-5 (Pre-K)

When the animals escape from the zoo, there’s no telling what their adventures will be! Get ready to jump, swing, and climb as we use our imagination to develop animal characters and stories inspired by books and movies. Whether you’re a tiger, flamingo, sloth, or any other animal, we’re excited to act out your story!

  • April 4 - May 9: Saturdays 9:00-10:00am  -->> CLASS SOLD OUT!
  • April 11 - May 16: Saturdays 1:00-2:00pm

For Grades K-1

When trouble comes his way, does Pete cry? Goodness, no! He keeps walking along and singing his songs. Using the popular book series Pete the Cat, we’ll act out our favorite stories and create new adventures. Are you ready to hang with this cool cat?

  • April 4 - May 9: Saturdays 9:00-10:30am  -->> CLASS SOLD OUT!
  • April 6 - May 11: Mondays 5:00-6:30pm
  • April 11 - May 16: Saturdays 1:00-2:30pm

For Grades 2-4

Incredible pieces of art have been left on the wall for far too long. It’s time to jump in and make up stories about paintings created by artists from around the world. Students will create scenes and characters based on famous artwork and even some of their very own masterpieces! Get your imaginations ready, because it’s time to explore!

  • April 4 - May 9: Saturdays 9:00-10:30am  -->> CLASS SOLD OUT!
  • April 7 - May 12: Tuesdays 5:00-6:30pm  -->> CLASS SOLD OUT!
  • April 11 - May 16: Saturdays 1:00-2:30pm  -->> CLASS SOLD OUT!

For Grades 4-6

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?

  • April 4 - May 9: Saturdays 9:00-10:30am  -->> CLASS SOLD OUT!
  • April 8 - May 13: Wednesdays 5:00-6:30pm
  • April 11 - May 16: Saturdays 1:00-2:30pm

For Grades 5-7 & 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 Jeff Church, Coterie Producing Artistic Director, or 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 Master Class.

  • April 4 - May 9: Saturdays 11:00am-12:30pm (Grades 5-7)  -->> CLASS SOLD OUT!
  • April 4 - May 9: Saturdays 11:00am-12:30pm (Grades 8-12)  -->> CLASS SOLD OUT!
  • April 9 - May 14: Thursdays 5:00-6:30pm (Grades 5-7)
  • April 9 - May 14: Thursdays 6:35-8:05pm (Grades 8-12)  -->> CLASS SOLD OUT!
  • April 11 - May 16: Saturdays 11:00am-12:30pm (Grades 5-7)
  • April 11 - May 16: Saturdays 11:00am-12:30pm (Grades 8-12)



The Coterie's drama classes are designed to:

  • Engage students intellectually, emotionally, and physically
  • Be no larger than 10 students so teaching artists can see and respond to every student and encourage active participation
  • Use process-based lesson plans which focus on the growth of each student individually and establish a foundation critical for all future training
  • Encourage parents of younger children to participate in the class for fun, interactive play
  • Challenge older students to hone their acting talents with instruction and attention from a theatre professional working in the field
  • Teach important life skills that will be useful to any growing mind, whether or not acting may be in their future

Enrollees need only to have access to a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer with a camera & microphone, and an internet connection.