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Education: Teen Academy

2017 Teen Classes

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

High School Audition Prep Workshop

Receive professional coaching on monologues for drama festivals, upcoming college entrance and school play auditions. A Theatricum company member will help 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.

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DATE: September 24th
TIME: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
AGES: 13-18

ENROLL in High School Audition Prep Workshop!

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

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

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!!!

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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: 14-18
TUITION: $1050

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

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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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