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.

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FALL CLASSES 2018: 

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

OPEN HOUSE

  • An Education Open House is scheduled for Monday, September 24  from 4:30-6:00pm and will be hosted at the NorShor Rehearsal Studios.
  • Ask questions, get information, register for camps, see the studio spaces, meet Amber Burns (our Family Theatre & Education Program Artistic Director!), and receive $10 off registrations for attending.

 

YOUTH CLASSES

AGES 5 & 6

Party Animals Become Pirates

Arrgh! It’s fun to live the pirate life – sailing the high seas, singing sea chanteys and epic food fights. “X” marks the spot when the Party Animals turn into pirates.

  • Saturdays, 9am-10am
  • September 29-December 1
    • Final Showcase on December 8
  • Tuition: $115

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AGES 7-9

Zombies, Monsters and Scares, Oh My! A Play of Twisted Fairy Tales

What happens when our favorite fairy tales get a spooky twist? Cinderella as a zombie princess? The three little pigs as goblins? Goldilocks as a werewolf? Anything is possible when these classic stories are brought to life like never before!

  • Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00pm
  • October 2-December 4
    • Showcase on December 8
  • Tuition: $185

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Team Escapade Acting Skills: 5-Week Class

Tackle fundamental skills for the stage in a fun and supportive environment! Through theater 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 to beginners and students wanting to brush up on their techniques.

  • Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00pm
  • October 2-30
    • No Final Performance Showcase
  • Tuition: $90

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AGES 10-14

Sloppy Joe Adventure Crew Unravels Shakespeare

“To be or not to be.” It’s time for the school play! Everyone is excited, but when an actor goes missing during a performance, only the Sloppy Joe Adventure can “saveth” the day

  • Mondays, 4:30-6:00pm
  • October 1-December 3
    • Showcase on December 8
  • Tuition: $185

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Sloppy Joe Adventure Crew: 5-Week Class

Tackle fundamental skills for the stage in a fun and supportive environment! Through theater 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 to brush up on their techniques.

  • Mondays, 4:30-6:00pm
  • October 1-29
    • No Final Performance Showcase
  • Tuition: $90

Register Now

 

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AGES 10-18

Intro to Musical Theatre: Song & Dance

Learn valuable dance technique and vocal skills this rich dance and singing experience. Prepare an audition song, learn to dance and sing in a group, and strengthen you audition techniques.

  • Mondays, 4:30-6:00pm
  • October 1-December 3
    • Showcase on December 8
  • Tuition: $185

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TEEN CLASSES

AGES 10-13

NEW! 360 Junior: Jazz and Tap 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.

  • Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm
  • October 4-December 6
    • Showcase on December 8
  • Instructor: Nicole Elysian
  • Tuition: $185

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NEW! 360 Junior: Improv

Learn the basics of improv, storytelling, and staging through improv games and acting exercises! Our improv class is fun and engaging while instilling great listening skills, team-building, and creative thinking.

  • Saturdays, noon-1:30pm
  • September 29-December 1
    • No Final Showcase Performance
  • Instructor: Jonathan Manchester
  • Tuition: $185

Register Now

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AGES 13-18

360 TEEN: Section A – 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.

  • Saturdays, 8:30-10:00am
  • September 29-December 1
    • No Final Showcase Performance
  • Instructor: Nicole Elysian
  • SEE 360 TEEN BUNDLE PRICING BELOW TO ENROLL IN MULTIPLE TEEN 360 SECTIONS, or 
  • Enroll in this session only by clicking HERE.

 

360 TEEN: Section B – Improv

Learn the basics of improv, storytelling, and staging through improv games and acting exercises! Our improv class is fun and engaging while instilling great listening skills, team-building, and creative thinking.

  • Saturdays, 10:30am-Noon
  • September 29-December 1
    • No Final Showcase Performance
  • Instructor: Jonathan Manchester
  • SEE 360 TEEN BUNDLE PRICING BELOW TO ENROLL IN MULTIPLE TEEN 360 SECTIONS, or 
  • Enroll in this session only by clicking HERE.

 

 

360 TEEN: Section C – True Colors: Adapting Queer Stories for the Stage

What if the prince didn’t marry the princess, but chose the brave knight? What if the Queen knew he was really a King? Everyone can have their “Happily Ever After”! Join our 360* actors as they adapt queer children’s books into theatre for all ages, while exploring themes of empathy, activism, self-expression, and the power of individuality!

  • Saturdays, 12:30-3:00pm
  • September 15-November 10
    • NOTE: This class starts earlier than others.
    • Showcase on November 11
  • Instructor: Alex Goebel
  • SEE 360 TEEN BUNDLE PRICING BELOW TO ENROLL IN MULTIPLE TEEN 360 SECTIONS, or 
  • Enroll in this session only by clicking HERE.

 

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360 TEEN BUNDLE PRICING

Teen packages deals for Sections A, B and C:

  • 1 class = $185
  • 2 classes = $250
  • 3 classes = $300

 

Register Now

 



Additional Information about Fall Classes

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

OPEN HOUSE

  • An Education Open House is scheduled for Monday, September 24  from 4:30-6:00pm and will be hosted at the NorShor Rehearsal Studios.
  • Ask questions, get information, register for camps, see the studio spaces, meet Amber Burns (our Family Theatre & Education Program Artistic Director!), and receive $10 off registrations for attending.

 

REGISTRATION TIPS

  • 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.

 

FINAL CLASS SHOWCASES

  • Most classes perform in a Final Camp Showcase, scheduled for December 8. Time TBD.
  • Showcase tickets are $5 each and sold at the door (children ages 4 and under are free).

 

QUESTIONS?

 


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.

  • September 12-November 14
  • Wednesdays , 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • At the Playhouse Family Theatre on the Depot stage

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.

 


Financial Assistance & Scholarships

If interested in a scholarship to assist in helping pay for your child’s classes, please download and mail in our Scholarship Application.

Email the Playhouse Box Office at boxoffice@duluthplayhouse.org or call 218.733.7555 for further details.