Teen Ensemble

Ages 14-18

Through intensive production programs and master classes, participants will dig deep into the techniques and practices and experience all the onstage and offstage worlds of a theatre performer.

Teen Ensemble is for high school students and recent graduates ages 14-18. Through intensive production programs and master classes, participants will dig deep into the technique and practice of the backstage world of theatre. Students will get hands-on experience putting their skills to the test through performance and technical theatre challenges. Whether they are a technician or just venturing into the backstage world, there’s a place for everyone! Ensemble members should expect to challenge themselves to grow and learn, celebrate their talents, and collaborate with peers and professionals.

Teen Ensemble-Tech Troupe: Explore lights, sound, scenery, paint, props, and more as we go backstage this summer! Participants will work with a professional Technical Director to bring our summer shows to life while learning new skills and exploring their technical interests. No experience necessary! This is a full-day program offered each week.


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About the Space

The Brooks Studios and Stages Program provides participants with a variety of activities and spaces that no other local camp can equal. Participants will have access to our 270-acre campus. The newly constructed Center for the Arts opened its doors to students, faculty and staff for use on October 30, 2018. The $28 million facility has transformed the school, bonding the visual, musical, and performing arts together and placing them on display at the center of campus.

Performances, teaching, and community gatherings have a spacious, comfortable home in the theater, with 387 seats. Its stage connects to a scene shop and a 1,200-square-foot Black Box theater, which provides flexible teaching space and an additional performance venue. A costume shop, changing room, and green room are also included.

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A Typical Day

Ensemble rotates through acting, music, and dance each day. In these time blocks, students collaborate with one another, professional instructors and a teen intern team to learn their lines, notes, and choreography. There are breaks built into the day (including some outdoor time during lunch) to allow students to re-group and socialize. At the end of the day, students participate in tech time where they gain skills in technical theatre including costume, props, and lighting.

8:30-9:00 Drop-Off
9:00-9:15 Morning Meeting
9:15-9:50 Creative Block 1
9:55-10:30 Archery
10:30-10:40 Snack
10:40-11:55 Creative Block 2
11:55-12:35 Lunch
12:35-1:50 Free Swim
1:50-2:00 Snack
2:00-2:35 Creative Block 4
2:40-3:15 Gymnastics
3:20-3:55 Creative Block 5
4:00-4:30 Pick-Up

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Costumes hanging on hangers