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Education: Teen Academy

2017 Teen Classes

All classes held at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, weather permitting.

High School/College Audition Workshop

Enter your High School or College audition confident and prepared. Theatricum’s Education Director, Elizabeth Tobias, will guide, shape, and enhance your performance. Learn from others as you work on your monologues in a supportive group of teenage actors. Bring your own material, or have material chosen for you at an additional cost.

DATE: February 25
TIME: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
AGES: 13-18
TUITION: $65 (per session)

This class has been completed. Please check back for new opportunities to enroll.

Teen Combat Intensive

Two days of fencing and hand-to-hand combat with expert fight instructors. Gain experience as you apply choreography to short scenes from Shakespeare presented during the final class. Intensive will be taught by William Hickman

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William Hickman is a professor of acting at Pasadena City College and recently directed Antigone and Trepidation Nation as well as choreographing the fights for Romeo and Juliet at PCC. He will be directing She Kills Monsters this spring. Will is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors, and holds recognition in rapier-dagger, quarterstaff, small-sword, single sword, and unarmed. He also taught stage combat at Angeles Workshop School and Star Prep Academy. Other professional fight choreography credits include The Armadillo Necktie with the Group Rep Theater, and the Hamlet Project with Loose Cannon Collective.

DATES: Saturday & Sunday, February 11 & 12
TIME: 1:30 – 4:30 pm
AGES: 15-18

Enrollment Closed
For more information about this and other Theatricum Teen classes, please contact Cindy Kania at

Teen Summer Intensive Shakespeare Camp

Spend 3 weeks at Theatricum exploring Shakespeare and classical performances. Expert teachers engage students in Voice/Speech, Period Movement, Dance, Music, Text, and more. Participants apply these techniques to Shakespeare scenes and monologues that are shared at a final performance. NEW SCHEDULE FOR 2017!!!

DATES: Tuesday-Friday, July 25 – August 11
TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Final rehearsal/performance, Sunday 8/13 9am-1pm (curtain 12pm)
AGES: 15-18
TUITION: $1050

ENROLL in Summer Intensive Shakespeare Camp!

Acting the Song with Mary Jo DuPrey for teens

Professional Director, UCLA Professor, and Vocal Coach Mary Jo DuPrey will help you build your vocal strength and ability to Act the Song. Experience the increase in confidence and skill that has served students now performing in Hamilton, Frozen, and other hit shows. Bring 64 bars of your favorite two pieces and let Mary Jo help you find the key to Acting the Song. Accompanist provided.


DATES: Sunday, May 21
TIME: 1:30-4:30pm
AGES: 14-18

LOCATION: The Sherry Theater NoHo

ENROLL in Acting the Song with Mary Jo DuPrey for teens!


Looking for a rewarding way to fulfill your community service requirements and round out your college applications? Join us at Theatricum for a summer internship. Education Director, Elizabeth Tobias will work with you to hand-craft an Internship in Production, Arts Education, or Theatre Management. You will learn, grow, add to your letters of rec, and build your resume. Contact Elizabeth Tobias at

For more information about our Youth/Teen classes, contact Cindy Kania Guastaferro at or leave her a message at 310-455-2322 x228.

A minimum, non-refundable 50% deposit is required.
Full payment is due 5 days prior to first day of class.
Your space is NOT guaranteed until FULL PAYMENT is received.
All payments are non-refundable.

Theatricum Botanicum is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit arts organization.

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