The Teen Company
Teen Company students attend one-hour, age-specific classes, on Saturday mornings for 10 weeks. All Teen Company members are encouraged to audition for a role in that semester’s play, which is presented April 13-15, 2018.
Teen Company are also encouraged to assist with technical responsibilities for the Players and Ensemble productions, such as Assistant Director, Stage Manager, Props Crew, Light Board Operator, and Sound Board Operator.
About Once Upon a Teen
(Taken from the Playscripts, Inc website)
Do “once upon a time” and “happily ever after” co-exist in today’s society? To find out, three narrators focus on an all-girls’ school, where some familiar characters are attempting to overcome abusive parents, rude classmates, and an upcoming Hamlet test. Moved by their stories, one narrator tries to unsuccessfully alter the course of events by appealing to the Fairy Tales Union, but no one can argue with fate. In this touching play, it is bravery, pain, and love that result in unexpected endings for all.
12 f, 2 m, 3 either (15-29 actors possible: 10-19 f, 2-10 m)
Rehearsals for Once Upon a Teen
(The Winter/Spring 2018 Teen Company Play)
Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm;
Saturdays from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Rehearsals begin February 12, 2018
Performances are April 13-15, 2018
A detailed rehearsal calendar will be released with the cast list.
Please note that we will make every effort to accommodate conflicts.
Teen Company & Advanced Teen Company Class
Teen Company Theatre Class
Students will: Focus on the audition process, working on monologues and cold reads, study movement and voice to appropriately portray a character in performance, generate interpretations of scenes & characters, and learn to take risks in creating character choices–failure & making mistakes is part of the process!
Advanced Teen Company Theatre Class
Students will: complete readings in relationship to class work, hone acting techniques, timing, & emotional range, develop a new audition monologue (focusing on range of tragedy and comedy), generate interpretations of scenes & characters, and develop confidence in performing instincts.
Students who are in the 2017-18 Advanced Teen Company Class do not need to interview/audition for Winter/Spring 2018 unless specifically instructed to do so. They will, however, be contacted in October to ensure they are committing to re-enrolling.
If there are open spots in the Winter/Spring 2018 Advanced Teen Company class, we will announce for those eligible to interview/audition, in November 2017.
Please note: You must have completed one Fall or Spring semester of Teen Company before being considered for Advanced Teen Company.
Dates & Times for Winter/Spring 2018 Teen Theatre Class
Winter/Spring 2018 Class Times for Teen Company/Advanced Teen Company:
January 13-March 17, 2018(Saturdays)
10:15-11:15 am OR 11:30-12:30 pm
Email Teen Company Director Pat Mahood at email@example.com.
Technical Theatre & Design
Technical Theatre and Design Class
For the theatre kid who’s more about what happens on the tech and design end, this class teaches basic theatrical design and construction concepts.
You do NOT need to enroll in a Theatre Class to be in this class. Please contact us if this is your plan so we can work around registration.
Winter/Spring 2018 Class Times for Tech and Design:
January 16-February 27, 2018 6:00-7:30 pm
Musical Theatre Ages 13-18
Our “triple threat” students will learn theatrical singing techniques, basic choreography, and acting while singing and dancing.
You DO need to enroll in a Theatre Class to take this class.
Winter/Spring 2018 Class Times for Musical Theatre Ages 13-18:
January 13-March 17, 2018 (Saturdays)
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Creative and Brave Company
The Creative and Brave Company (Teen Devising Club)
“Be creative and be brave and rise to the occasion of your own ideas.” -Vanessa German
This is a free program offered for any Toledo-area teen interested in creating original theatre around relevant topics. You do not have to be enrolled in any of CTW’s other programs to participate, but you do need to register so we can have your information on hand.
Teens in this program will brainstorm, tell stories, research, interview, and devise an original theatre piece about a topic of the group’s choosing. This year’s topic is mental health and illness.
The group meets Wednesdays, most weeks, from August 23, 2017-May 16, 2018. Performances are May 18 and 19, 2018 with the possibility of performing elsewhere in the community.
Our first meeting will be Wednesday August 23, 2017, from 6:00-7:30 pm, in the Tansey-Zimmerman Theatre.
Email Aimee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Oct-Nov 2017 CBC Meeting Dates
(All are Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Tansey-Zimmerman Theatre at CTW)
No CBC October 11
No CBC November 22
Tuition For Teen Classes
Theatre Class: $150 per semester
($10 off if you pay by November 27, 2017)
For information about scholarship, click here.
Technical Theatre and Design Class: $60 per semester
Musical Theatre Class: $70 per semester
Creative and Brave Company: FREE
Important Dates for Winter/Spring 2018 Teen Company
Important Dates for Teen Company Winter/Spring 2018:
October 27, 2017
Early Bird Registration for Winter/Spring 2018 opens
November 27, 2017
Early Bird Discount Expires
December 4, 2017
Scholarship Application for Winter/Spring 2018 is due today
January 6, 2018
Last day to register for Winter/Spring 2018 classes
January 13, 2018
First day of Winter/Spring 2018 classes
February 3, 2018
Auditions for Once Upon a Teen
February 9, 2018
Cast list posted
February 12, 2018
March 17, 2018
Last day of classes
April 13, 2018
Once Upon a Teen opens