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 2024 Class Times for Teen Company
January 27-March 30, 2024 (Saturdays)
10:15-11:15 am OR 11:30-12:30 pm
Click here to register for 10:15 am class
Click here to register for 11:30 am class

 

*Advanced Teen Class is only for students who have taken at least two semesters of Teen Class at CTW, and will commit to regular attendance and advanced study. Adv Teen students audition for the same show as Teen Class. They do not receive preference for roles; this class is only for advanced study in-class. Students eligible for Adv class who wish to remain in regular Teen Class may do so.*

Spring 2024 Class Times for Advanced Teen Company
January 30-March 19, 2024 (Tuesdays)
6:00-7:15 pm
Click here to register for Adv Teen Company

 

By the end of 1928, all three Fail sisters will be dead — expiring in reverse order, youngest to oldest, from blunt object to the head, disappearance, and finally consumption. Tuneful songs, and a whimsical chorus follow the story of Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty as they live out their lives above the family clock repair shop near the Chicago River, before their time unexpectedly runs out. A magical, musical fable where, in the end, the power of love is far greater than any individual’s successes or failures.

Performs April 12-14, 2024

We anticipate casting one cast with this script.

Musical Theatre Ages 13-18

Our “triple threat” students will learn theatrical singing techniques, basic choreography, and acting while singing and dancing. This is a stand-alone class; there may be a sharing at the end, but this class is not connected to our fall production for teens.

Spring 2024 Class Times for Musical Theatre Ages 13-18:
January 27-March 30, 2024 (Saturdays)
10:15-11:15 am
Click here to register for Musical Theatre Class

Devising Class 13-16 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 2024 Class Times for Devising:

January 30-March 19, 2024 (Tuesdays)
7:30-8:45 pm
Click here to register for Devising

Technical Theatre Class Ages 13-18
This class focuses on the design, production prep, and backstage work of producing a play! Maximum of 12 students.

Spring 2024 Class Times for Technical Theatre:
January 31-March 20, 2024 (Wednesdays)
6:00-8:00 pm
Click here to register 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 OR living in any TPS or WLS school district should apply for Ohio ACE vouchers to fully pay for any CTW class!

Theatre Class: $180 per semester
Musical Theatre Class: $75 per semester
Technical Theatre Class: $90 per semester
Devising: $75 per semester
Creative and Brave Company: FREE

All programs over $75 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 areid@ctwtoledo.org if you have questions.

Click here to register for Creative and Brave Company

First class meets February 17, 2024, 11:30 am-12:30 pm at the Ohio Theatre. We will discuss potential scripts, themes, and partnerships.

Important Dates for Teen Company Spring 2024

January 12, 2024
Scholarship applications are due
Families making 300% or less of the federal poverty line OR living in any TPS or WLS school district should apply for Ohio ACE vouchers to fully pay for any CTW class!

January 27, 2024
First day of Saturday classes

January 30, 2024
First day of Tuesday Fall 2023 classes

January 31, 2024
First day of Wednesday Tech Class

February 3, 2024
Auditions for Failure: A Love Story (this may change)

February 8, 2024
Cast list posted (this date may be flexible)

February 10, 2024
Rehearsals for Failure: A Love Story begin (this may change)

March 19, 2024
Last day of Tuesday classes

March 20, 2024
Last day of Wednesday classes

March 30, 2024
Last day of Saturday classes

April 12-14, 2024
Performances of Failure: A Love Story

Registrations for Summer 2024 open late Feb 2024!