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Teen

For Teens (Grades 9-12)

Theatre School (all classes meet on Saturdays)

  • Winter: January 7 — February 25
  • Spring: April 1 — May 20

Winter Break Classes
Fourth Fridays 4 Teens

Artists in this age group crave greater independence, and our teen classes give them the opportunity to take on more challenging material. Building on the skills developed on our Youth core classes, teens connect with members of the resident acting company to refine their acting skills.

Teen Summerstage and Aspiring Designers 2012. Photos courtesy Wendy Bable, Hannah Daniel, and Mike Hahn.Teen Summerstage and Aspiring Designers 2012. Photos courtesy Wendy Bable, Hannah Daniel, and Mike Hahn.


Theatre School

Theatre School isn’t just a chance for students to be taught acting from professional
artists. At People’s Light they build life-long skills in collaboration and creative
problem solving.

Spring Theatre School
Saturdays - April 1 — May 20
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Ages 14-18   11:30AM-1:30PM  $275


Winter Break Classes

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Make that week between Christmas and New Year’s spectacular with our Winter Break classes! Whether you’re an aspiring playwright, an actor who wants to level-up their audition or performance skills, or a musical theatre fan, we’ve got great options taught by some of the region’s top professional artists.

All classes will take place at People’s Light. We will offer before and after care from 7:45-8:45 ($5/day) and from 3:00-5:30 ($10/day). (Please let us know if you are interested in this option via email to artsdiscovery@peopleslight.org.)

NEW! Pantopalooza
If musical theatre is your thing, and you enjoy creating bold characters, join us for Pantopalooza! A Panto is a unique style of theatre that has become an annual tradition at People’s Light. Work with the artists who created Sleeping Beauty and build your vocal/singing skills, discover the mysteries of classic comedy technique, and create characters the audience will never forget.

Artists: Pete Pryor, Samantha Reading, Tabitha Allen
Dates: December 28, 29, 30
Span of Day: 9:00am-3:00pm
Ages: 10-16 (students who are <2 years younger/older may enroll with permission of instructor)
Cost: $60/day; or take advantage of our package price of $150 for all three days
Enrollment is limited to 15 students each day.

Auditions, Resumes, and Headshots
Are you interested in auditioning for acting work but aren’t sure how to get started? Are you already auditioning and want to know more about the business? This one-day seminar will help you choose engaging audition material, prepare a professional resume, and help you identify legitimate casting calls in the region. We will also have a professional photographer on site to take headshots for all participants and send you digital files of your two best photos.

Artists: Erin Sheffield, Wendy Bable
Date: December 27
Span of Day: 9:00am-3:00pm
Ages: 8-16
Cost: $75
Enrollment is limited to 15 students.

NEW! Playwriting Lab*
This is a fantastic opportunity for young writers to study with a professional playwright to write a monologue, short scene, and a 10-minute play. Playwriting Lab is a “parallel seminar,” and participants will have the opportunity to work with students in the Acting Lab and hear their work performed. This two-day workshop will also help students learn how to offer useful feedback and well as how to integrate feedback into their writing.

Artist: Brian Grace-Duff
Dates: December 29-30
Span of Day: 9:00am-3:00pm
Ages: 11-15 (older students may enroll with permission of instructor)
Cost: $100
Enrollment is limited to 10 students.
*Writers who are age 11-13 may choose to continue their writing work with Brian Grace-Duff throughout January and enter the Young Playwrights for Change national playwriting contest.

NEW! Acting Lab
Whether you’re going out for the school musical or a professional play, auditions require actors to quickly and successfully analyze material and make clear, engaging choices if they hope to land the job. Professional artist MB Scallen will demystify the critical steps actors take to prepare and rehearse monologue and scenes. Acting Lab is a “parallel seminar,” and participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with students in the Playwriting Lab to work on new material.

Artist: MB Scallen
Dates: December 29-30
Span of Day: 9:00am-3:00pm
Ages: 11-15 (older students may enroll with permission of instructor)
Cost: $100
Enrollment is limited to 20 students.


FOURTH FRIDAYS 4 TEENS

An open mic spotlight series at People’s Light
The fourth Friday of every month from 6pm-9pm

Picture a myriad of excited teens arriving at People’s light with lyrics, poetry, scripts, artwork, opens minds, and passion. They look forward to hugging their friends, whom they have not seen in a couple weeks, and meeting new smiling faces. Imagine the positive energy created by a rush of teens who want to spend their Friday night sharing a project or piece that they care deeply about.
-Lucy Sumner, Teen

WHAT
From 6pm-8pm on every fourth Friday of the month, People’s Light will open up its rehearsal space as an open mic performance café for teens. This space will be a Bully-free and an LGBTQ safe space where teens can share their art.

Teens can sign up to perform or present their art in advance or at the door. A People’s Light MC will host the event and lead short form improvisation games during the evening.

WHY
Fourth Fridays will provide the opportunity for teens in our community to:
• Share their creative work in a supportive environment
• Receive constructive feedback on their work from their peers and professional artists
• Socialize in an inclusive, safe space that celebrates creativity

WHEN
Fridays 6pm-8pm
Sept 23
Oct 28
Nov 25
Dec 23
Jan 27
Feb 24
Mar 24
Apr 28
May 26
June 23

All Fourth Friday events are free! Sign up in advance by emailing artsdiscovery@peopleslight.org to guarantee a performance slot, or show up at the door.