More Opportunities for Teens!

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4th-12th Grade Classes

Improv: Short Form 

Grades 4-12 
Tuition: $350
Saturdays 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/21, 3/28, 4/1, 4/11  

Do you have a natural inclination to comedy? Hone that funny bone and join us as students learn the concepts and basics of improvised theatre. We will explore and experiment with unscripted material through games and exercises designed to build confidence in quick thinking, listening, and having fun! 

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Registration Deadline: January 25, 2020

Acting for the Camera: Auditions to Scenes 

Grades 4-12
Tuition: $350 
Saturdays 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM | 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4 

Branch out and diversify your acting techniques — now, for the camera! Students will learn and refine their audition skills for the camera — which include being graceful, poised, and connected on camera; learning to do cold readings; choosing and preparing a monologue for camera auditions; unlocking and revealing the secrets of a script; memorization techniques; the important process of personal introduction and slating; and, bringing characterization and improvisation techniques to life on film. The class will prepare the student for how to understand and approach the world of film. 

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Registration Deadline: January 25, 2020

Acting for the Camera: Knowing your Moment 

Grades 4-12
Tuition: $350 
Saturdays 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4 

 A continuation and deepening of the young actor’s knowledge of film acting techniques, and the film industry. Students will learn more about the experience of actual film acting: preparing your role and preparing yourself; understanding the workings of the camera, the crew, and the intricacies of on-set procedures and demanding shooting schedules. Through first hand experience, this course will familiarize the student with how to be get ready, and be ready on a set — in the midst of all the elements at play — so you can deliver your best moment on film while also being supportive of your acting partners. You will learn how to be a professional, serving a director’s vision. 

Enrollment will require the student to have taken, or be currently enrolled in an earlier Acting for the Camera class.   

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Registration Deadline: January 25, 2020

Actor’s Toolbox: Producing a 1-Act Play 

Grades 6-12 
Tuition: $375 
Thursdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM | 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/16, 4/23 

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 “toolbox” with tips and tricks to hone their craft. In our production class, students will expand their theatrical knowledge while rehearsing and performing a one act play! 

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Registration Deadline: January 23, 2020

Beginning Playwriting: Creating Realism 

Grades 6-12 
Tuition: $200 
Fridays 4:00 - 5:30 PM | 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13 

 Do you have stories you want to share, but don’t know where to start? Join us as we explore the world of Realism on stage and bring your words to life! Students will learn the basics of playwriting through writing exercises, script study, and in-class readings, with a focus of bringing realistic action to the stage.  

This course can be taken alone or as a set with Writing Realism: The Workshop (class description below) for a more in depth writing creation process. 

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Registration Deadline: January 24, 2020

Writing Realism: The Workshop 

Grades 6-12 
Tuition: $200 
Fridays 4:00 PM - 5:30PM | 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 

The insight and perspective of other writers can be a powerful tool to the young playwright. In this workshop, students will create their stories with the support of their classmate’s constructive feedback and script readings. In addition, students will continue to hone their craft with a focus in realistic stage action and dialogue. Join us and bring your words to life! 

This course can be taken alone or as a continuation of Beginning Playwriting: Creating Realism (class description above).  

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Registration Deadline: March 13, 2020

Improv Advanced Techniques: Long Form 

Grades 6-12
Tuition: $350 
Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM | 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 

Dive deeper into your improv skills as we explore more advanced techniques for young actors! In this class we will focus on adding depth to scene and character work through long form games and exercises. Join us as we blend the play of improv with the storytelling abilities of theatre.  

Previous improv experience recommended. 

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Registration Deadline: March 11, 2020

Musical Production: Godspell Jr. 

Grades 6-12
Tuition: $700
Mondays 4:00 PM -7:00 PM | March 9th - May 15th (no class 4/6) 
Final Week of Rehearsals: Monday 5/11 - Thursday 5/14, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
Performances: Friday, 5/15 at 5:30pm, Saturday 5/16 at 12:30pm and 5:30pm 

“Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Broadway musical that inspired a generation" that we’ll produce and perform again with a new generation here at MTC! Our full production class this season will feature the first major musical by three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winner, Stephen Schwartz. Much like another hit rock musical from its time, we’ll be producing this musical, from the same composer who made the Broadway Sensation Wicked, where a group of disciples help Jesus tell different stories through a variety of storytelling techniques and songs ranging in styles from pop to vaudeville where we’ll bring the messages of kindness, tolerance, and love to life. Students will be cast, rehearse with our professional MTC team, and perform in May with full lights, costumes, and set design.

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Registration Deadline: March 2, 2020

#ENOUGH: Writer's Workshop (FREE!)

Saturday, March 14 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM

MTC is proud to partner with #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence.

This FREE writers workshop is a part of our programming built to encourage teen writers to participate and succeed in this national campaign of theatre activism. This one day workshop gives writers the time and space to share their writing with peers and theatre professionals, gaining insight into the writing process, strengthening their script, and committing to full and interesting stories.

Eligibility: Only plays written by students currently in grades 6-12 along the themes presented in #ENOUGH will be eligible for this workshop.

#ENOUGH puts America's young people at the center of the conversation on gun violence through the transformative power of storytelling. Beginning in January 2020 as a call for submissions from middle and high school students to write short 10-minute plays on the topic of gun violence, #ENOUGH culminates in an evening of simultaneous staged readings across the country of the most impactful plays student-written plays on December 14, 2020 - the 8th anniversary of Sandy Hook. The project enables teens to express themselves through storytelling, foster open dialogue in their communities, take on leadership roles, and inspire creative action.

Click HERE for more information! 

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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: robertsonl@marintheatre.org 


#ENOUGH: Writer's Workshop (FREE!)

Saturday, March 14 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM

MTC is proud to partner with #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence.

This FREE writers workshop is a part of our programming built to encourage teen writers to participate and succeed in this national campaign of theatre activism. This one day workshop gives writers the time and space to share their writing with peers and theatre professionals, gaining insight into the writing process, strengthening their script, and committing to full and interesting stories.

Eligibility: Only plays written by students currently in grades 6-12 along the themes presented in #ENOUGH will be eligible for this workshop.

#ENOUGH puts America's young people at the center of the conversation on gun violence through the transformative power of storytelling. Beginning in January 2020 as a call for submissions from middle and high school students to write short 10-minute plays on the topic of gun violence, #ENOUGH culminates in an evening of simultaneous staged readings across the country of the most impactful plays student-written plays on December 14, 2020 - the 8th anniversary of Sandy Hook. The project enables teens to express themselves through storytelling, foster open dialogue in their communities, take on leadership roles, and inspire creative action.

Click HERE for more information! 

REGISTER TODAY!


Congratulations to our 2019-2020 MYPF Finalists!

A Man to Search for by Jackson Reuter and Sarah Barsky
Call Me? by Maggie Nelson 
Epitaph by Alexis Grusby and Sofia Storey 
GPS: God Please Stop by Natalie Agnew 
Like, Whatever, Sue Me by Ava Gaughan and Ash Dorris 
Untimely Confession by Madeline Finkel 
Wish Upon a Star by Meimi Curtis 
Your Friendly Neighborhood Demon by Isabella Sinclair 

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 be read and paired down to eight finalists whose plays will be performed by teens in an event at MTC on March 21st, 2020 at 10:30am.

Rehearsals for the finalist's plays will be held on Saturday, March 14th. 
All schools with students with selected finalists are required to provide student actors and directors.

Please review the documents below for full rules of the MYPF.
For more information, please contact us directly:
Education Department: education@marintheatre.org | Director of Education, Liam Robertson: (415) 322-6049


A limited number of scholarships are available for families demonstrating financial need. For details, contact Liam Robertson, Director of Education: robertsonl@marintheatre.org


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.