More Opportunities for Teens!

Special Offer! Sign up for 2 or more Drama Conservatory classes for a 10% discount. All classes must be purchased at the same time for discount to be applied. If purchasing online, discount will be applied in the cart after adding 2+ classes.

4th-12th Grade Classes

Acting for the Camera (Grades 4-12)

Tuition $350
Saturdays 12:00-1:30PM
9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 12/7, 12/14

Film acting and stage acting may have some things in common, but there are quite a few differences as well! In this class, students will learn audition skills, focus on character building within scenes and monologues, learn improvisation techniques vital to the audition process, and even develop skills working with a professional photographer!


Registration Deadline: September 21


Improv Class (NEW!! Grades 4+)

Tuition $350
Saturdays 10:30AM-12:00PM
9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 12/7, 12/14

Have an itch to work your funny bone? In our newly offered Improv Class, students will learn the elusive art of improvised theatre through games and scenarios designed to sharpen one’s ability to think on their feet and agree to unplanned, unscripted material that can launch from normal to wacky in seconds. 


Registration Deadline: September 21


The Actor’s Toolbox: The Character’s Actions (Grades 6-12)

Tuition $350
Thursdays 4:00-5:30PM
9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12

Every great actor has a toolbox full of tips and tricks to ensure a great performance. The Actor’s Toolbox series helps young performers assemble their own kit to hone their craft. In our  Character’s World class, students will learn the art of bringing any character to life through techniques like creating backstory, establishing relationships, physicality, and putting them into action through select scene work and monologues.


Registration Deadline: September 19

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NEW!! Private Lessons!! This Fall we’ll be offering private lessons in singing and acting for students for grades 6+ on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons. Contact Director of Education Liam Robertson for an appointment or more information: 

Stay tuned for more information about new Winter Theatre Intensives we’ll be offering featuring professional theatre artists!

Marin Young Playwright’s Festival

The Marin Young Playwrights Festival (MYPF) celebrates the work of teen playwrights and encourages a focus on playwriting in Bay Area high schools. Students submit finished pieces to a panel of working theatre professionals who then select eight finalists whose plays will be performed by teens* in a finalists' reading event at MTC each spring.

Updated guidelines & submission information linked below under SHOW MORE. 


There is never a fee to submit.
The submission deadline is Tuesday, December 17th.

The winning playwright will receive a nomination to attend the Curious New Voices National Collective and a $200 scholarship towards registration. Their script is then presented as a staged reading with professional actors and a professional director at MTC on their main stage. A selection of the winning play will also be featured in an MTC playbill, and the full play will be published on MTC's website.

More information on the Curious New Voices National Collective:
*All schools with students with selected finalists are required to provide student actors and directors.  

Questions may be directed to Director of Education Liam Robertson:

We will be accepting submissions for the 2020 Marin Young Playwrights Festival from now through December 17th.

We do not accept submissions via email or standard post. Please complete the application form and upload your script below. If you encounter any technical difficulties, contact Liam Robertson, Director of Education, at

MYPF Guidelines:

  • Plays must be five to ten minutes long (10 pages or less) in any genre: comedy, drama, etc.
  • Plays must have four or fewer characters.
  • Playwrights must be enrolled in high school for the 2019-2020 school year, and must be a resident of or attend a school in the Bay Area.
  • Only one submission per playwright is allowed each year.
  • Musicals, translations, and adaptations are not eligible.
  • Collaborations are welcome as long as all participating playwrights are eligible under these guidelines.
  • Plays must not have received a production prior to submission.
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A limited number of scholarships are available for families demonstrating financial need. For details, contact Liam Robertson, Director of Education:

Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy

If there is insufficient enrollment, the class may be cancelled at the sole discretion of Marin Theatre Company. Tuition received for classes cancelled by MTC will be refunded in full.

No refunds will be given past the registration deadline for each class.