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 Don and Wally (A Comedy of an Accidental Visit)
By Gordon LePage
(Taken from the Dramatic Publishing website)
Don and Wally, two low-level scouts of the Willandian spy service, are sent on a routine mission to a nearby moon. Through bad luck and very bad navigating, they wander way off course and touch down several galaxies away on planet Earth. Instead of landing on the desert moon and morphing into nomads, they crash-land in New Jersey and morph into fourth-graders who are forced to go to school. The misadventures start there and continue as they try to figure out human behavior with the help of the UBU-11, a powerful minicomputer that is supposed to be the database for all things in the universe. Unfortunately, it’s not working quite as expected—and its battery is dying—leaving them with fewer and fewer choices as they try to make it out of fourth grade and back home to Willandia.
Comedy. 80 minutes. 4 to 7m., 4 to 15w.
Rehearsals for Don and Wally
(Fall 2019 Teen Company Play)
Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm;
Saturdays from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Auditions are September 3 and 7, 2019
Cast list posted no later than September 10, 2019
Rehearsals begin September 14, 2019
Performances are November 15-17, 2019
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 Fall 2019 Teen Theatre Class
Fall 2019 Class Times for Teen Company
August 17-October 19, 2019 (Saturdays)
10:15-11:15 am OR 11:30-12:30 pm
Advanced Teen Company:
August 17-October 19, 2019 (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.
Fall 2019 Class Times for Musical Theatre Ages 13-18:
August 17-October 19(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.
August-September CBC Meeting Dates
(All are Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Tansey-Zimmerman Theatre at CTW)
Tuition For Teen Classes
Theatre Class: $150 per semester
($10 off if you pay by July 12, 2019)
For information about scholarship, click here.
Musical Theatre Class: $60 per semester
Creative and Brave Company: FREE
Important Dates for Fall 2019 Teen Company
Important Dates for Teen Company Fall 2019:
August 12, 2019
Last day of Fall registration
August 17, 2019
First day of classes
September 3 or 7, 2019
Auditions (Sat auditions are AFTER class)
September 14, 2019
First day of rehearsal for Don and Wally
October 19, 2019
Last day of Saturday classes
November 9-14, 2019
Tech week for Don and Wally
November 15-17, 2019
Don and Wally performances