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!

Fall 2022 Class Times for Teen Company
September 10-November 12, 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


She Kills Monsters tells the story of high schooler Agnes Evans as she deals with the death of her younger sister, Tilly. When Agnes stumbles upon Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and ’90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Performs November 18-20, 2022

Musical Theatre Ages 13-18

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

Fall 2022 Class Times for Musical Theatre Ages 13-18:
September 10-November 12, 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.

Fall 2022 Class Times for Devising:

September 10-October 29, 2022 (Saturdays)
11:15 am-12:30 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.

Fall 2022 Class Times for Technical Theatre:
September 10-November 12, 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.

Tuition Costs

For information about scholarship, click here.

Families making 300% or less of the federal poverty line should apply for Ohio ACE vouchers to fully pay for any CTW class!

Theatre Class: $150 per semester
Musical Theatre Class: $60 per semester
Technical Theatre Class: $60 per semester
Devising: $60 per semester
Creative and Brave Company: FREE

All programs $60 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.

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

Important Dates for Teen Company Fall 2022

August 30, 2022
Scholarship applications are due
Families making 300% or less of the federal poverty line should apply for Ohio ACE vouchers to fully pay for any CTW class!

September 3, 2022
Last day to register for Fall 2022

September 10, 2022
First day of Saturday classes for the Fall semester

September 12 or 15, 2022
Auditions for She Kills Monsters

September 17, 2022
Callbacks for She Kills Monsters

September 17, 2022
Cast list posted (this date may be flexible)

September 19, 2022
Rehearsals for She Kills Monsters begin

November 12, 2022
Last day of Saturday classes

November 18-20, 2022
Performances of She Kills Monsters

Registrations for Winter 2023 open November 2022!