I learned a lot about being able to make friends with everyone, being able to find similarities I have with other people that could inspire a relationship. I learned many life skills through teen theater."

-Participant, 2017


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In Teen Theater, as with all Verge Theater does, the art we make is guided by our principles of inclusion and creative risk-taking. Teens in this program are accepted for who they are and nurtured as they continue to grow. Teens in our programs are challenged to take risks, to fail, and to learn.  We believe all teens have something important to share with their community, and we believe theater just so happens to be a great space to do so.

Values-Driven Process

Because we value community and collaboration, every teen who registered is guaranteed a role in the show. We work hard to find ensemble shows that offer a learning opportunity for every performer. We play theater games that help us laugh together and feel like a team.

Because we value growth, we try to produce a diversity of plays to which teens are unlikely to have access otherwise, and we focus on the entire process (from the first rehearsal to the last performance) as a valuable opportunity to learn.


When, Where, etc...

  • We generally do three teen productions a year: a musical in the fall with 6th-12th graders, a high school show in the winter, and a middle school show in the spring.

  • Teen Theater rehearses Tuesdays-Fridays from 4-6 pm for 6-8 weeks depending on the production.

  • Rehearsals are held in our theater or rehearsal space (Unit G).

  • Tuition is $200 per participant. This tuition pays our fantastic instructors and helps us keep the lights on. We offer payment plans and scholarships!


Summer High school production

Director: Jessie Sherman

Rehearsal starts July 8th. We will rehearse Mondays-Thursdays from 4-6pm (but we can work around schedule conflicts).

Performances: August 16-17, Friday 7pm and Saturday 3pm & 7pm.

This summer our show will be…

Our version of 30 Plays in 60 Minutes

Description: This winter the high schoolers performed 30 Neofuturist Plays in 60 Minutes from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, which was amazing! This summer we will create our own production of 30 plays in 60 minutes. We will start by creating our own manifesto explaining what we want theater to be. Then we will create a performance experience of 30 short plays that fits our group philosophy. This would not be a Neofuturist performance, but a performance all our own.
All are welcome to participate, even if you were not in the winter show and even if you have never been in a play. It is okay if you don't know what you think makes the best theater. We will figure that out together!!

This production is currently open to all students going into 10th, 11th and 12th grade. If the program does not fill, enrollment will be opened to students going int 9th grade.

If your teen is planning to Gobo second session at Camp Equinox, please contact Jessie before registering to discuss scheduling.

High school teens in last season's production of  The Government Inspector .  Recent shows include:  30 Neo-Futurist Plays in 60 Minutes from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind  (2019),  The Government Inspector  (2018),  Cowardy Custard  (2018),  Peter/Wendy  (2017),  Twelfth Night Re-imagined  (2016)

High school teens in last season's production of The Government Inspector.

Recent shows include: 30 Neo-Futurist Plays in 60 Minutes from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (2019), The Government Inspector (2018), Cowardy Custard (2018), Peter/Wendy (2017), Twelfth Night Re-imagined (2016)


Spring Middle school Production

The Great All-American Musical Disaster by Tim Kelly

An hilarious, fast-paced, eye-popping farce. In this play (suprisingly not actually a musical), Film producer Junior Dover (Jr.) hasn't made a picture since his last flop. But his latest project has everything. Junior induces every major Hollywood star, a few has-beens, and even a maybe, to appear by tailoring separate scripts to meet each star's personal requirements. How Junior manages to stay one jump ahead of disaster makes this play a champion laugh-getter! This is Hollywood, after all! Anything can happen, and does! All the parts give a comically ludicrous sweep to the legend that is Hollywood!

Director: Jaelyn Silvey

Rehearsals start March 26, 2019.

Performances are May 10-11, Fridays at 7pm, and Saturdays at 3 & 7pm.

Middle school teens in last season's production of  I Hate Shakespeare .  Recent shows include:  I Hate Shakespeare  (2018),  Lighter Shade of Noir  (2017),  Middle Class  (2016).

Middle school teens in last season's production of I Hate Shakespeare.

Recent shows include: I Hate Shakespeare (2018), Lighter Shade of Noir (2017), Middle Class (2016).

Registration is full. Check back in August for Fall!


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