Classes: Youth & Teen

Youth & Teen Education Program & Classes

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.

Spring 2018 Classes: YOUTH

Party Animals and the Never Ending Line…!

Have you ever been stuck in a line? A really, really long line?  It can be so boring!  That is until superhero Exclamation Mark shows up. He’s been making waiting in line fun since the beginning of time.
  • Ages 5 & 6
  • Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am
  • February 24-May 5 (No class on Saturday, March 31)
  • Tuition:  $115

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Team Escapade Meets The Sneetches!

Explore the magical world of Dr. Suess! When the children of Whoville go on an adventure to find some green eggs and ham, they meet some amazing creatures and characters along the way.

  • Ages 7-9
  • Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00pm
  • February 27-May 8 (No class on Tuesday, April 3)
  • Tuition:  $185

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NEW! Team Escapade: Acting Skills (5-week class)

Tackle fundamental skills for the stage in a fun and supportive environment! Through theatre exercises and acting basics, students will develop skills to take risks, make strong character choices, collaborate, build self-confidence and “set the stage” for performance-based participation. We recommend this class for beginners and students wanting brush up on their techniques.

  • Ages 7-9
  • Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00pm
  • February 27-March 27
  • Tuition:  $90

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Sloppy Joe Adventure Crew Goes Rogue!

The Crew is excited when they find out that a Star Wars exhibit is coming to the local museum. However, when Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber goes missing, the gang works together to solve the mystery.

  • Ages 10-14
  • Mondays, 4:30-6:00pm
  • February 26-May 7 (No class on Monday, April 2)
  • Tuition:  $185

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NEW! Sloppy Joe Adventure Crew: Acting Skills (5-week class)

Tackle fundamental skills for the stage in a fun and supportive environment! Through theatre exercises and acting basics, students will develop skills to take risks, make strong character choices, collaborate, build self-confidence and “set the stage” for performance-based participation. We recommend this class for beginners and students wanting brush up on their techniques.

  • Ages 10-14
  • Mondays, 4:30-6:00pm
  • February 26-March 26
  • Tuition:  $90

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Intro to Musical Theater

  • Ages 10-18
  • Mondays, 4:30-6:00pm
  • February 26-May 7 (No class on Monday, April 2)
  • Tuition: $185

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Spring 2018 Classes: TEEN

SECTION A: Teen Dance Technique

Learn valuable dance technique and vocabulary in this rich dance experience. Work on strength, flexibility and specific dance skills that will carry you far in any dance musical. Explore iconic choreography styles and learn fun, dynamic combinations. No dance experience required.

  • Ages 13-18
  • Saturdays, 8:30am-10:00am
  • February 24 – May 5 (No class on Saturday, March 31)
  • Tuition: See Teen Bundle Deals below OR sign up for this class only by clicking the ‘register online’ button here.

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SECTION B: Acting Scenes

  • Ages 13-18
  • Saturdays, 10:30am-Noon
  • February 24 – May 5 (No class on Saturday, March 31)
  • Tuition: See Teen Bundle Deals below OR sign up for this class only by clicking the ‘register online’ button here.

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SECTION C: 360 Bringing Character to Song

  • Ages 13-18
  • Saturdays, 12:15pm-2:00pm
  • February 24 – May 5 (No class on Saturday, March 31)
  • Tuition: See Teen Bundle Deals below OR sign up for this class only by clicking the ‘register online’ button here.

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TEEN BUNDLE DEALS

  • 1 Class – $175
    • This option allows you to choose 1 of the 3 sections (Section A, B, or C). Enroll in one single class by clicking the ‘register online’ button below the section you wish to register for.
  • 2 Classes – $250
    • This option allows you to choose 2 of the 3 sections (Section A, B, and/or C). Please click the ‘register online’ button below.
  • All 3 Classes – $300
    • This option enrolls you in all three Sections A, B, and C. Please click the ‘register online’ button below.

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 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 6 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