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Summer Teen Theater Academy

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

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Double up for a discount!
Receive a 10% discount by registering for two or more sessions. You can even make a day of it by combining two classes to create a full day of theater!

*10% discount may only be used once. Discount offers may not be used together.


Playwriting for Teens

Monday - Friday, June 17 - 28

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$300

Instructor: Matthew B. Zrebski

Grades: Entering 9-12, all levels of experience welcome!

This two-week introduction to playwriting provides tools to spark ideas on what to write, and how to write it. Learn prompts and techniques to keep the pen flowing. Exercises vary from creating dialogue to creating strong characters to exploring styles beyond naturalism. Students discover the confidence and empathy-building power of performance as they find physical ways to embody different characters.

Each writer will end this course with at least one two-person, ten-minute play and a notebook of exercises for future reference. All levels welcome.

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Song & Dance Audition Session I*

Monday - Friday, July 29 - Aug. 2

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$200

Instructors: Clara-Liis Hillier, David Saffert & Joellen Sweeney

Grades: Entering 9-12, all levels of experience welcome!

Gain solid audition skills for both singing and dance calls. Polish your best 32 bars in individual and group vocal coaching sessions. Learn how to tackle proper vocal technique while dancing and performing onstage. Prepare yourself to tackle any dance call and learn how to break down the routine and style choices of a choreographer to help you book the gig! Learn to sharpen your focus, build your skills, and showcase your strengths.

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Song & Dance Audition Session II*

Monday - Friday, August 5 - 9

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$200

Instructors: Clara-Liis Hillier, David Saffert & Joellen Sweeney

Grades: Entering 9-12, all levels of experience welcome!

Gain solid audition skills for both singing and dance calls. Polish your best 32 bars in individual and group vocal coaching sessions. Learn how to tackle proper vocal technique while dancing and performing onstage. Prepare yourself to tackle any dance call and learn how to break down the routine and style choices of a choreographer to help you book the gig! Learn to sharpen your focus, build your skills, and showcase your strengths.

Includes a free performance for friends and family on August 9 at 7 p.m.

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*Take both sessions for a complete, two-week progressive experience!


Contemporary Scenes & Monologues

Monday - Friday, July 29 - August 9

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$300

Instructor: Matthew B. Zrebski

Grades: Entering 9-12, all levels of experience welcome!

Make your characters really come alive! Dig deep into scene work, scene study, monologues, and character motivation, and learn the necessary questions to ask in every rehearsal situation. Learn professional techniques to develop full characters and their tactics, objectives, and physical life in both solo and group scene work.

Includes a free performance for friends and family on August 9 at 7 p.m.

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Musical Theater Numbers

Monday - Friday, July 29 - August 9

1:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.

$450

Instructors: Matthew B. Zrebski, Clara-Liis Hillier, David Saffert

Grades: Entering 9-12, all levels of experience welcome!

Experience the excitement and fun involved in creating musical theater. Work with professional musical theater performers to explore various dance and vocal styles, and to understand how to make strong acting choices when in a musical. Learn and stage large group musical numbers, dance-based numbers, small group musical numbers, while developing yourself as a fully rounded musical theater performer.

Includes a free performance for friends and family on August 9 at 7 p.m.

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Teen Council

The Teen Council at The Armory is composed of high school students who desire a deeper involvement with professional theater and opportunities to take part in advanced theater experiences. In exchange for serving as ambassadors, teens can earn free tickets to all of the productions, enrollment in workshops taught by working actors, backstage interviews with cast, and perhaps a party here and there. Activities are as wide and varied as the teen council can dream up. For more information, click here

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