Teen Company (Ages 13-16)

The Teen Company

Teen Company students attend one-hour, age-specific classes, on Saturday mornings for 10 weeks. All Teen Company members are encouraged to audition for a role in that semester’s play.

Teen Company are also encouraged to assist with technical responsibilities for the Players and Ensemble productions, such as Assistant Director, Stage Manager, Props Crew, Light Board Operator, and Sound Board Operator.

Teen Company Theatre Class

  Students will: Focus on the audition process, working on monologues and cold reads, study movement and voice to appropriately portray a character in performance, generate interpretations of scenes & characters, and learn to take risks in creating character choices–failure & making mistakes is part of the process!

Spring 2022 Class Times for Teen Company
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

Advanced Teen Company Theatre Class

   Students will: complete readings in relationship to class work, hone acting techniques, timing, & emotional range, develop a new audition monologue (focusing on range of tragedy and comedy), generate interpretations of scenes & characters, and develop confidence in performing instincts.

You must have been in two semesters of Teen Company Class to move on to the Advanced Teen Company Class.

Advanced Teen Company:
September 11-November 13, 2021 (Saturdays)
10:15-11:15 am OR 11:30-12:30 pm
Register here for 10:15 am, and here for 11:30 am

About Macbeth

Macbeth is the Scottish tragedy about a fictional king by the same name, who is set on a path of ambition and murder after encountering a trio of witches who predict he will be the next king. Spurred on by his bloody-minded wife, Macbeth is caught between his sense of destiny and his conscience, soon devolving into a cruel ruler and sparking a rebellion against him among his former friends. Rich in themes of fate, power, and ambition, Macbeth continues to inspire actors and audiences with the horror of the famous “Scottish play.”

Performs April 8-10, 2022

Musical Theatre Ages 13-18

Our “triple threat” students will learn theatrical singing techniques, basic choreography, and acting while singing and dancing.

Spring 2022 Class Times for Musical Theatre Ages 13-18:
January 29, 2022 (Saturdays)
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Register here for Musical Theatre

Devising Class 13-15 year olds

Students interested in playwrighting will enjoy this collaborative script-writing class. Students write two short scripts every year, which get produced in the short sessions! 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 25-March 15, 2022 (Tuesdays)
6:00-7:15 pm
Register here for Devising

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:
September 11-November 13, 2021
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 24, 2022
6:00-7:00 pm
Performances the weekend of March 25-26, 2022

Tuition Costs

Theatre Class: $150 per semester

For information about scholarship, click here.

Musical Theatre Class: $60 per semester
Technical Theatre Class: $60 per semester
Devising: $60 per semester
Short Session: $75 per session
Creative and Brave Company: FREE

All programs $100 or more include a payment plan option during registration.
For sibling discounts, please email the office.

The Creative and Brave Company (Teen Devising Club)

“Be creative and be brave and rise to the occasion of your own ideas.” -Vanessa German

This is a free program offered for any Toledo-area teen interested in creating original theatre around relevant topics. You do not have to be enrolled in any of CTW’s other programs to participate, but you do need to register so we can have your information on hand.

Teens in this program will brainstorm, tell stories, research, interview, and devise an original theatre piece about a topic of the group’s choosing. Topics have included mental health/illness, body politics, and gun violence in schools.

The group meets Wednesdays, most weeks, from September 8, 2021-April 20, 2022. Performances are April 21 and 22, 2022.

Register here

Email Aimee at [email protected] if you have questions.

Important Dates for Teen Company Spring 2022

December 17, 2021
Scholarship applications are due

January 21, 2022
Last day to register for Spring 2022

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

February 5 or 7, 2022
Auditions for Macbeth

February 10, 2022
Cast list posted (this date may be flexible)

February 12, 2022
Rehearsals for Macbeth begin

April 2, 2022
Last day of Saturday classes

April 8-10, 2022
Performances of Macbeth

Registrations for Summer 2022 open late February 2022!