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.
About Radium Girls
By D.W. Gregory
(Taken from the Dramatic Publishing website)
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece for 9 to 10 actors, who play more than 30 parts—friends, co-workers, lovers, relatives, attorneys, scientists, consumer advocates, and myriad interested bystanders. Called a “powerful” and “engrossing” drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.
Drama. Cast size: 4 to 5m., 5w., with doubling. May be expanded to 30 or more
Rehearsals for Radium Girls
(Spring 2020 Teen Company Play)
Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm;
Saturdays from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Auditions are January 25 and 27, 2020
Cast list posted no later than January 31, 2020
Rehearsals begin February 3, 2020
Performances are April 3-5, 2020
A detailed rehearsal calendar will be released with the cast list.
Please note that we will make every effort to accommodate conflicts that are provided in advance.
Teen Company & Advanced Teen Company Class
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!
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.
Dates & Times for Winter/Spring 2020 Teen Theatre Class
Fall 2020 Class Times for Teen Company
January 11-March 14, 2020 (Saturdays)
10:15-11:15 am OR 11:30-12:30 pm
Advanced Teen Company:
January 11-March 14, 2020 (Saturdays)
Email Teen Company Director Pat Mahood at [email protected].
Musical Theatre Ages 13-18
Our “triple threat” students will learn theatrical singing techniques, basic choreography, and acting while singing and dancing.
You DO need to enroll in a Theatre Class to take this class.
Winter/Spring 2020 Class Times for Musical Theatre Ages 13-18:
January 11-March 14 (Saturdays)
12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Creative and Brave Company
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 August 28, 2019-April 22, 2020. Performances are April 24 and 25, 2020 with the possibility of performing elsewhere in the community.
Our first meeting will be Wednesday August 28, from 6:00-7:30 pm, in the Tansey-Zimmerman Theatre.
Email Aimee at [email protected] if you have questions.
November-December CBC Meeting Dates
(All are Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Tansey-Zimmerman Theatre at CTW)
November 13, 2019
November 20, 2019
December 11, 2019
December 18, 2019
Tuition For Teen Classes
Theatre Class: $150 per semester
($10 off if you pay by December 9, 2019)
For information about scholarship, click here.
Musical Theatre Class: $60 per semester
Creative and Brave Company: FREE
Important Dates for Winter/Spring 2020 Teen Company
Important Dates for Teen Company Winter/Spring 2020
November 18, 2019
Scholarship applications are due
December 9, 2020
Last day for Early Bird Discount
January 4, 2020
Last day to register for Winter/Spring 2020
January 11, 2020
First day of Saturday classes for the Fall semester
January 25 or 27, 2020
Auditions for Radium Girls
January 31, 2020
Cast list posted
February 3, 2020
Rehearsals for Radium Girls begin
March 14, 2020
Last day of Saturday classes
April 3-5, 2020
Performances of Radium Girls
Registrations for Summer 2020 open late March 2020!