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Teen Programs

Upcoming Classes

Immerse yourself in the confidence building fun of learning performance skills in a stimulating, supportive environment. Our classes are taught by top theater professionals who are excited to share their passion and experience.

There are currently no upcoming available, but please watch this space!

Summer Teen Theater Academy 2022

Our Summer Teen Theater Academy builds skills and confidence, while deepening the connection to the inspiring world of theater. Bring the power of theater to the teens in your life!

Grades 9-12 ⋅ All Skill Levels Welcome ⋅ Register Now as Space is Limited ⋅ Scholarships Available

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To prioritize safety, we will follow all guidelines set by the Oregon Health Authority, including small class sizes that allow for social distancing.

"This program helped me learn how to have more confidence in myself and how creative I can be. I really enjoyed this workshop and it will definitely be an experience I will never forget!" –A former Teen Academy student
“My now 15-year-old twins had SUCH a positive experience with the Teen Academy!! It was a pure joy to see and hear them after pickup, talking with such passion about what they'd learned and been challenged to do that day. They’ve been to several performing arts camps and they've never been so energized or educated before.” –A parent of Teen Academy students

Explore the Classes

No experience needed, all levels welcome.
Combine any two classes and receive a 10% discount!

Performing Musical Theater Numbers

Experience the excitement and fun of creating musical theater. Explore dance styles, vocal performance, and acting techniques to build the skills of a fully rounded musical theater performer. Instructors: Ash, Tyler Andrew JonesDavid Saffert.

Session 1: June 20  July 1, Monday  Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., $390

Session 2: *July 5  July 15, Monday  Friday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., $350

*Please note this session starts on a Tuesday after the 4th of July Holiday

Register for Session 1

Register for Session 2

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Acting in Scenes & Monologues

Dig deep into scene work, scene study, monologues, and character motivation. Learn the questions to ask in every rehearsal situation. Develop full characters and their tactics in both solo and scene work. Instructors: Nicole Marie Green and Alexandria Hunter.

2 Weeks: July 5  15, Monday  Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., $300 

*Please note this session starts on a Tuesday after the 4th of July Holiday

Register for July 5 – 15

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Creating an Ensemble Show for the Stage

This three-week devising project is a deep dive into the creative process of the multi-hyphenate theater artist. Artists will engage in generative rehearsals that will include acting techniques, theatrical games, improvisation, song writing, playwriting, and ensemble building exercises with a focus on the creation and performance of a show that is entirely their own! This session will empower young artists to create their own work, say what they want to say, and have fun collaborating! It will culminate in a public performance on August 12, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ellyn Bye Studio. Instructors: Andy PerkinsNicole Marie Green, Ashley Song and Alexandria Hunter.

July 25  August 12, Monday  Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $900 

*August 12 from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Register for July 25 – August 12

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Teen Council

Teen Council Medium

The Teen Council is composed of high school students who want a deeper involvement with professional theater and opportunities to take part in advanced theater experiences. No application necessary, but please email for more information. Enrollment is ongoing and always free. 

The council usually meets one Sunday of every month, from September to June, to take part in a masterclass from a local theater professional. Past classes have covered everything from acting for film, stage combat, and improvisation. After the class, Teen Council members are usually invited to attend a matinee performance, free of charge.

Teen Council members may also want to take advantage of The Armory Card to hook up their friends. The Armory Card offers maximum savings and flexibility for purchasing tickets for those 35 and younger. The cards do not expire and can be reloaded until the holder turns 36. 

The Armory Card

For more information email  or call 503-445-3795.

Visions & Voices

V And V Medium

The Visions & Voices student playwriting and performance residencies each bring professional teaching artists into public high school classrooms for intensive, month-long residencies during which students learn about the basic elements of theater. For more information, click here.


The PCS Young Playwrights student residency program culminates at the end of the school year with free, public readings hosted at Portland Center Stage. These plays are selected from all residency sites and then presented by professional actors and directors. We will select 10-12 students whose plays are 5-8 minutes or pages long. Students applying should clearly have a passion and drive for playwriting. This year’s readings will take place sometime between late May and early June (dates and times TBD).

To submit your play for The PCS Young Playwrights readings, click here

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