Classes: Youth & Teen

Youth & Teen Education Program

The Duluth Playhouse Education Program is committed to providing exciting, innovative, and quality theatre arts education for the Northeast Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin regions. We believe that theatre is a fully active art form- engaging the mind and body so that learning is layered and lasting. Our education program focuses on teaching performing arts skills to engage the creative minds and develop the talents of our students. We have an array of creative, fun, and challenging opportunities for all ages to explore the power of performance. It is more than just a play, it is a life-long skill building experience.

Want to be notified of new and upcoming Education Programming? Call 218-733-7555 to get on our mailing list and to stay informed about upcoming performance and educational opportunities. You can also join our e-mail list.

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SUMMER CAMPS 2018: NOW OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

JUNE 11-15

  • Monsters Need to Sleep
    • Ages 5- 6
    • 9:00am-Noon (M-F)
    • Nobody likes having to go to sleep – especially monsters! One night the monsters decide to stay awake way past their bedtime.  Can they make it until morning?  What will it take to get these little monsters to go to sleep?
    • Tuition: $110)

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  • Don’t Bring Your Dragon to the Library
    • Ages 7-9
    • 9:00am-3:00pm (M-F)
    • There are rules in a library.  No running, use quiet voices and always be kind to the books.  But all these rules go right out the window when Sam shows up at the Library with a dragon!
    • Tuition: $210

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JUNE 18-22

  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
    • Ages 5-6
    • 9:00am-Noon (M-F)
    • We’ve all heard the story of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf who blows down their homes. Now, its time for the truth. The big bad wolf is ready to tell his side of the story.
    • Tuition: $110

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  • Never Insult a Ninja Zucchini
    • Ages 10-14
    • 9:00am-3:00pm (M-F)
    • When Katie showcases her genetically-engineered “ninja zucchini” at the school’s science fair, she is sure she’ll win first place. But when the judges start to talk about how they like to EAT zucchini, Katie’s experimental vegetable warrior wreaks hilarious havoc.
    • Tuition: $210

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JUNE 25-29

  • Monsters Need to Sleep
    • Ages 5-6
    • 9:00am-Noon (M-F)
    • Nobody likes having to go to sleep – especially monsters! One night the monsters decide to stay awake way past their bedtime.  Can they make it until morning?  What will it take to get these little monsters to go to sleep?
    • Tuition: $110

Register Now

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  • A Case of the Wacky Wednesdays
    • Ages 7-9
    • 9:00am-3:00pm (M-F)
    • It is not an ordinary day. Jimmy and Wendy wake up one Wednesday to the strangest of things. Bananas growing in their apple tree. Worms chasing birds in their backyard. Can they solve the case of the wacky Wednesdays?
    • Tuition: $210

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JULY 9-13

  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
    • Ages 5-6
    • 9:00am-Noon (M-F)
    • We’ve all heard the story of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf who blows down their homes. Now, its time for the truth. The big bad wolf is ready to tell his side of the story.
    • Tuition: $110

Register Now

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  • Don’t Bring Your Dragon to the Library
    • Ages 7-9
    • 9:00am-3:00pm (M-F)
    • There are rules in a library.  No running, use quiet voices and always be kind to the books.  But all these rules go right out the window when Sam shows up at the Library with a dragon!
    • Tuition: $210

Register Now


 

JULY 16-20

  • A Case of the Wacky Wednesdays
    • Ages 7-9
    • 9:00am-3:00pm (M-F)
    • It is not an ordinary day. Jimmy and Wendy wake up one Wednesday to the strangest of things. Bananas growing in their apple tree. Worms chasing birds in their backyard. Can they solve the case of the wacky Wednesdays?
    • Tuition: $110

Register Now

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JULY 23-27

  • Robots vs. Jedi
    • Ages 10-14
    • 9:00am-3:00pm (M-F)
    • A long time ago and a galaxy far, far away, an epic battle is brewing between the force and technology. The Jedi must work together to outwit the invading robots. Intrigue and adventure abound, but who will ultimately prevail?
    • Tuition: $210

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Additional Information about Summer Camps (2018)

All 2018 Summer Camps will be held at the NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios located at 211 E. Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802, on the Third Floor.

  • A Summer Camp Open House is scheduled for Saturday, April 21  from 10:00am-2:00pm and will be hosted at the NorShor Theatre. Ask questions, get information, register for camps, see the new studio spaces, meet Amber Burns (our new Family Theatre & Education Program Artistic Director!), and receive $10 off registrations for attending.
  • All classes perform in a Final Camp Showcase on the Friday of each camp week. Location TBD at the NorShor Theatre.
  • Showcase tickets are $5 each and sold at the door (children ages 4 and under are free).
  • Receive a multi-camp or multi-child discount of $10 when registering either for multiple camps or multiple children.
  • There will be no refunds after the first day of any Playhouse experience.
  • Register early as classes fill very quickly and we cannot guarantee placement. We will begin waitlists if needed.
  • Register online, call 218.733.7555 to enroll over the phone, or mail this registration form.
  • Need-based scholarships are available. Please see ‘Financial Assistance & Scholarship Information’ below.
  • Contact Amber (aburns@duluthplayhouse.org) or the Box Office (218.733.7555 or boxoffice@duluthplayhouse.org) if you have additional questions.

JUNIOR & TEEN SUMMER INTENSIVE EXPERIENCES

Our summer intensives are a process-based program dedicated to providing professional theatre experiences and education to build creative and confident young artists. Students in the Junior Intensives will have a three-week immersive theatre experience with four performances scheduled at the end of the three weeks. The Teen Intensive provides an even further in-depth theatre experience where students not only perform, but learn aspects of lighting, tech, and design.

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  • Junior Summer Intensive for ages 8-13
  • GENERAL AUDITIONS:  April 21 & 22
  • TIMES: Saturday, April 21, 2:00 – 5:00pm,  OR  Sunday, April 22, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • CALLBACKS: April 22, 12:30-2:30pm.  Actors will be notified if you are needed for callbacks.
  • DIRECTOR: Jacqline Wright
  • TUITION: $275
  • Download the ‘Guys & Dolls JR’ audition packet

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  • Junior Summer Intensive for ages 8-13
  • GENERAL AUDITIONS:  April 21 & 22
  • TIMES:  Saturday, April 21, 2:00 – 5:00pm  OR  Sunday, April 22, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • CALLBACKS: April 22, 2:30-4:30pm.  Actors will be notified if needed for callbacks.
  • DIRECTOR: Jody Peck
  • TUITION: $275
  • Download ‘Peter Pan JR’ audition packet

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  • Teen Summer Intensive for ages 13-18
  • GENERAL AUDITIONS: April 21 & 22
  • TIMES: Saturday, April 21, 2:00 – 5:00pm, OR  Sunday, April 22, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • CALLBACKS: April 22, 12:30-3:30pm.  Actors will be notified if you are needed for callbacks.
  • DIRECTOR of Romeo & Juliet: Alex Goebel
  • DIRECTOR of West Side Story: Kyle Geissler
  • TUITION: $400
  • Download the Teen Intensive audition packet

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*NEW FOR SUMMER INTENSIVE AUDITIONS!*

Auditions held at the NorShor Rehearsal Studios  (211 East Superior St., on the NorShor Theatre’s 3rd floor, which can be accessed via the skywalk from the Medical Parking Ramp, or through the Lights on Duluth space. Follow the posted signs!)

How to Sign up for a Summer Intensive audition?
1.) Sign up for an audition date/time in advance with this Google Form
2.) Email Amber Burns at aburns@duluthplayhouse.org. Please indicate which day you/your child would like to attend.
3.) Sign up at auditions. You may show up 15-minutes before an audition slot to register for that audition time.

Audition packets are also available online at duluthplayhouse.org/auditions or pre-printed and ready for pick-up at the NorShor Box Office.

Other questions, please call 218.733.7555 or email Amber (aburns@duluthplayhouse.org).

 


EDUCATION OUTREACH

Stage Play: Theatre for Children with Autism

A theatre class for 5-9-year-olds on the autism spectrum with verbal skills and the ability to follow directions with some assistance, this class uses theatrical arts to foster social skills and communication development. This is an ongoing collaboration with the Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders and the Playhouse Children’s Theatre & Education Program.

  • February 28-May 9, 2018
  • Wednesdays at 4:30pm
  • In the Underground Theatre (506 W. Michigan St.)

All caregivers are required to give a brief intake interview so that staff can be better prepared to make this a great acting experience for your child. Contact Tamara Pogin at tamara.pogin@gmail.com.

Stage Play is made possible by funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board.


Additional Information about Spring Classes (2018)

All 2018 Spring Classes will be held at the Playhouse Conservatory located at 230 W. Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802 (in the lower level of the Wells Fargo Building).

  • Registration Deadline: February 26 by 5:00pm.
  • An Education Open House is scheduled for February 23 from 4:30-6:00pm and will be hosted at the Playhouse Conservatory. By attending, attendees will receive $10 off their tuition fees when registering for classes.
  • All classes perform in a Final Showcase scheduled for Saturday, May 12 on the Depot Theatre stage. Times TBD.
  • Showcase tickets are $5 each and sold at the door (children ages 4 and under are free).
  • Receive a multi-camp or multi-child discount of $10 when registering either for multiple sessions or multiple children.
  • There will be no refunds after the first day of any Playhouse experience.
  • Register early as classes fill very quickly and we cannot guarantee placement. We will begin waitlists if needed.
  • Register online, call 218.733.7555 to enroll over the phone, or download and mail this registration form.
  • Need-based scholarships are available. Please see ‘Financial Assistance & Scholarship Information’ below.
  • Contact Lacy (lhabdas@duluthplayhouse.org) or the Box Office (218.733.7555 or phoffice@duluthplayhouse.org) if you still have questions.

 


Financial Assistance & Scholarship Information

Email the Playhouse Box Office at solsen@duluthplayhouse.org or call 218.733.7555 for further details. If interested in a scholarship to assist in helping pay for your child’s classes, please download and mail in our Scholarship Application.

 


Internships

The Playhouse aims to provide and experience for young theatre professionals to help grow their resume and develop skills that are directly applicable to their field. It is the goal of the Playhouse to provide a fostering relationship with budding artists, mentoring them in the practical theatre arts world and providing an opportunity to work with one of the most prominent community theatres in the region. Internships are currently unpaid but scheduling is flexible to best fit the department needs and intern’s availability.

Prospective interns should:

  • have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • be knowledgeable in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • have an interest in working in a highly collaborative environment.
  • be able to commit to at least 15 hours per week for a minimum of 12 weeks.
  • Education Interns must have some availability between 9 am and 6 pm, Monday- Friday.
  • Scenic, Sound and Stage Management interns may be more varied hours and will include evening hours.

Interns will get an opportunity to design, teach, stage manage and work within desired artistic emphasis, make connections within the regional theatre scene and with area artists. Qualified individuals will also have the opportunity to be hired on for paid positions within the Main Stage or Children’s Theatre season.

Download Internship Form»

 

Internships are available in the following areas:

Education Internship

Intern will assist a Duluth Playhouse teaching artist with Education classes, taking in registration and keeping the registration documentation current as well as assisting with the planning and implementation of teacher training sessions. They will take part in creating the study guides for the Children’s theatre main stage seasons. Intern will distribute study guides to schools attending the school matinee performance, and manage school groups on the day of these performances. They will also assist in the planning and participation of festivals and community events that the Education program may take part in. Qualified individuals will have the opportunity to teach summer camps or assistant direct the Junior Intensive production, which are paid opportunities.

Scenic and Stage Crew Internship

Intern will hold and commit to a scenic crew position for the main stage and/or children’s theatre productions. As such, they will be required to attend the strike and assist with the build of all shows during their twelve-week internship. Previous carpentry, scenic building, and crew experience preferred. Qualified individuals will have the opportunity to serve as tech director for the Playhouse summer camps, which is a paid position.

Stage Management Internship

Intern will assist the production manager with the day to day activities of managing theatre productions at the Duluth Playhouse as well as other management duties. Intern will work on running crew for one production and assistant stage manage one production. Qualified individuals will have the opportunity to stage manage a Children’s Theatre summer program production, which is a paid position. The individual should be organized, have strong communication skills and a general knowledge of theatre production.

Sound Internship

Intern will assist sound designer on shows during the Children’s Theatre or Main Stage season and will serve as Board Op and Mic Wrangler as needed. Qualified individuals will have the opportunity to design sound for one of the Children’s Theatre summer program productions, which is a paid opportunity. Applicant should have some sound experience and some realized or unrealized sound design experience.

Directing Internship

Intern will serve as an Assistant Director in at least one Playhouse production and will be expected to attend auditions, rehearsals and production meetings.  This opportunity is open to applicants of all levels of experience who are looking for opportunities to become more involved with the Playhouse organization.

 

Interested in applying? Download Internship Form»

Email applications in PDF format to phoffice@duluthplayhouse.org.

Mail applications to:
506 W Michigan Street
Duluth, MN 55802
c/o Education Department