Ensemble (Ages 10-12)

The Ensemble

Ensemble students attend one-hour, age-specific classes, on Saturday mornings for 10 weeks OR 1 hr 15 minutes Tuesday nights for 8 weeks.  All Ensemble members are encouraged to audition for a role in that semester’s play, which is presented weeks after classes have concluded.

Theatre Classes for The Ensemble

10-11 year olds

This class splits its time between improvisational, creative thinking—based acting, and scripted acting. Students begin to make informed decisions on using body/voice/imagination to create characters and relationships. This class is for all 10 year olds, and 11 year olds who are new to CTW’s programs. Each class has a maximum of 12 students.

11-12 year olds

These students begin emphasizing nuances of performance including pacing, inflection, accents, and more detailed body/voice work in their acting choices while continuing improvisation and script work. This class is for all 12 year olds, and 11 year olds who have experience in  CTW’s programs. Each class has a maximum of 12 students.

Spring 2022 Class Times for 10-11 and 11-12 year olds:

January 29-April 2, 2022 (Saturdays)
10:15-11:15 am OR 11:30-12:30 pm
Register here for 10:15 am, and here for 11:30 am Saturdays

OR

January 25-March 15, 2022 (Tuesdays)
6:00-7:15 pm
Register here for Tuesdays

Devising Class 10-12 year olds

Students interested in playwrighting will enjoy this collaborative script-writing class. Students write two scripts every year, which get produced the following year! Devising has a maximum of 10 students. Students must have enrolled in previous theatre classes, or demonstrate comparable experience in theatre.

Spring 2022 Class Times for Devising:

January 27-March 17, 2022 (Thursdays)
6:00-7:15 pm
Register here for Devising

 

Musical Theatre Ages 9-12

Our “triple threat” students will learn theatrical singing techniques, basic choreography, and acting while singing and dancing. This class has a maximum of 12 students.

Spring 2022 Class Times for Musical Theatre Ages 9-12:

January 29-April 2, 2022 (Saturdays)
10:15 am-11:15 am
Register here for Musical Theatre

Technical Theatre Class Ages 10-18
This class focuses on the design, production prep, and backstage work of producing a play! Maximum of 12 students.

Spring 2022 Class Times for Technical Theatre:
January 29-April 2, 2022
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Register here for Technical Theatre
Students in this class will be invited to participate in work days and tech weeks, but it is not required for class participation.

Short Session For Spring 2022
Not everyone can commit to a months-long process! Join us for a seven-week session, which meets 2x a week for an hour each. This session includes theatre class and rehearsals for a 10-15 minute play. Perfect for students who want to try us out without a large commitment, or for those who can’t commit for the full semester but want their time on stage!
Register here for the Short Session

Spring 2022 Class Times for Short Session:

February 7-March 25, 2022
Performances the weekend of March 25-26, 2022

Tuition Costs 
$150 per semester
Devising Class: $60
Musical Theatre Class: $60
Technical Theatre Class: $60
Short Session: $75

All tuition over $50 includes the option of a payment plan.

For information about scholarships, click here.

Homesick

By Eve Barman, Jackie Cierniak, Liam Close, Addy Grady, Rilyn Graybeal, Jamie Lenox, Drake Rothe, Terise Stevens, Liam Veloske, and Mikey Webb

It’s 1965. The space race is on…but not like you remember from the history books. In this alternate universe, aliens that can only be described as pufferfish have long since made contact with humanity. Thanks to the Earth being mostly water, the Puffers assimilated nicely on Earth. Humans and Puffers get along great! But…some Puffers are ready to get back out there. Too bad their landing on Earth was more of a crash landing. Dr. Fluffypants and Dr. Blubber have been secretly experimenting based on old, partially recovered Puffer documents. They’ve almost cracked the code! These two mad scientists are eyeing worm holes and lightspeed in order to reach the farthest edges of space. If only their two kids, Taylor and Bubbles, would stay out of their lab. Oops…

Taylor and Bubbles accidentally launch themselves into unexplored space, meeting all sorts of friendly and unfriendly life forms. Drs. Fluffypants and Blubber HAVE to get their spaceship–um, of course they mean their kids!–back!

Rehearsals for Homesick

Rehearsals begin around October 18. We will likely have two casts. Cast A will rehearse 5:30-7:00 pm Mondays/Thursdays, and 2:30-4:00 pm on Saturdays. Cast B will rehearse 7:00-8:30 Mondays/Thursdays, and 1:00-2:30 on Saturdays. Once Saturday classes conclude, Cast B rehearses 11:30 am-1 pm and Cast A rehearses 1-2:30 pm.

If your child has smaller part, you can expect 1-2 rehearsals a week; if they have a medium part, 2-3 rehearsals a week. If they have a large part, they should expect to attend all three rehearsals each week.

The performance for Homesick is May 20-22, 2022.

Important Dates for Ensemble Company Spring 2022

December 17, 2021
Scholarship applications are due

January 22, 2022
Last day to register for Spring 2022

January 25, 2022
First day of Tuesday class for Ensemble

January 29, 2022
First day of Saturday classes for the Fall semester

February 7, 2022
Short session begins

February 22 or 26, 2022
Auditions for Homesick
(After Saturday and Tuesday classes)

February 28, 2022
Cast list posted (This date may be flexible)

March 7, 2022
Rehearsals for Homesick begin

March 15, 2022
Last day of Tuesday classes

March 24, 2022
Short session ends

April 2, 2022
Last day of Saturday classes

Spring Break 2022 is a variety of weeks in March and April 2022; please feel free to participate even if you will miss rehearsals during spring break. 

May 20-22, 2022
Performances of Homesick

Registrations for Summer 2022 open late February 2022!