TEENS

Looking for new and challenging performance opportunities?  Love being in a fully staged production? New to theatre and interested? Stages Saturday classes and production classes as well as the Artists in Residence mentorship program offer a wide variety of opportunities for teens in Bloomington and surrounding counties. Add a class to your schedule, meet new friends, and work with an impressive staff of theatre professionals, coaches, instructors, and directors.

 

 

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

This unique mentorship program provides two semesters of training, connections and opportunities for high school juniors, seniors, and college freshmen from Bloomington and surrounding counties. Includes performance options, honorarium, work with experts and an acting coach, dinner, free trips to theatre performances, and more! No other theatre company in the area offers a program like it! Learn more.

 

Free.  Admission by audition.

2020-21 Artist Auditions, April/May, 2020. 

Residency, August, 2020 through May, 2021.

MAC Backstage Tour / Shu-chuan Chiu

 

SATURDAY THEATRE CLASSES

Open to: grades 7,8,9,10,11,12

 

Act! Dance! Sing! Stretch your muscles, your vocal chords, and your acting range with experienced performance instructors. Students are grouped by age and rotate through three 45-minute sections. Skills learned can be applied in any performance or audition situation. Classes are offered fall and spring each year and are worth repeating. New instructors or a new focus makes each class unique.

FALL CLASS:
MIX IT UP

August 18-Sept 15

 

PRODUCTION CLASSES

Take the stage! With Stages, you are not just in a show, you are in a fully staged production which is also a class taught by experienced theatre professionals (link to instructors page)- directors, instructors, performers - who have a talent for creating good theatre as well as coaching and mentoring young actors.  Shows involve four our more performances and are promoted and open to the public.

Matilda the Musical

A quirky tale based on the popular Roald Dahl book.  

Open to those in high school and middle school.

Performances March 5-8, 2020

Registration opens October 15.

Learn more

John Brown's Body

A Civil War story still relevant today.  

Open to Artists in Residence

Performances, February 14-16, 2020

Learn more

 
Hanukkah Harriet

In collaboration with The Jewish Theatre of Bloomington, this world premiere celebrates what makes us special.   

Open to high school students and middle school students

Performances, December 2019

Learn more

TEEN SUMMER ACTING STUDIO

Open to teens entering grades 7-12 or college in the Fall, 2019

Meets: Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6-8pm.  June 2-25, 2020   

In this popular evenings-only program actors are invited to join a month long intensive scene study that meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings in June. The workshop is designed for teens interested in developing acting techniques to enhance auditions and roles in high school, college and community theatre. Participants work with professional acting and vocal coaches. The workshop focuses on character analysis, scene and monologue preparation, as well as honing song interpretation skills - learning to sell the song.  Students must be committed to reading 1-2 plays each week and plan to attend all workshop sessions.  Material includes modern and classical scripts as well as Broadway musical repertoire.

The program ends with a free public showcase in the Monroe County Public Library Auditorium.

Instructors

Pat Gleeson, director and acting coach

Deanna Demes, professional singer and music and voice instructor

Location

Stages Classrooms and Rehearsal Studio at Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street in Bloomington (map)

 

Registration

Cost: $165

Opens in February.

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info@stagesbloomington.com

(812) 727 - 4950

P. O. Box 5036,
Bloomington, IN 47407

CLASSROOMS

Stages Rehearsal Studio

Artisan Alley, 222 W 2nd St

Bloomington, IN  (map)

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