Teen Theater


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


Help us thank our Teen Theater sponsor!

 

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!



Into the Woods: Fall Teen Musical

“James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.”

This production is unusually balanced for a musical making it a great ensemble play for Teen Theater. We are excited for participants to learn about singing, character development, and themselves while tackling this ambitious play.

Director: Kate Britton and Jaelyn Silvey

Rehearsals start September 17, 2019 and are held Tuesday through Friday from 4pm to 6pm. We are happy to accommodate scheduling conflicts.

Performances are November 8-16, Fridays at 7pm, and Saturdays at 3 & 7pm.

*Teens will perform two weekends.

Registration is full for the fall. Winter registration opens in December!

Last years musical:  Emma! A Pop Musical   Other past musical productions:  Cowardy Custard  (2018),  Anything Goes  (2017),  Once Upon A Mattress  (2016) and more!

Last years musical: Emma! A Pop Musical

Other past musical productions: Cowardy Custard (2018), Anything Goes (2017), Once Upon A Mattress (2016) and more!


Spring Middle school Production

Production: TBA

Director: TBA

Rehearsals start March 30, 2020.

Performances are May 15-16, Fridays at 7pm, and Saturdays at 3 & 7pm.

Registration will open in March.

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).


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