Teen Workshops (Grades 9-12)
Our workshops for teens provide opportunities for more experienced students to further hone their training and for those just discovering theater to jump right in. PLAYmaking workshops provide students with experience in devising, rehearsing and performing for an audience. Skills & Craft workshops dig deeper into developing specific artistic skills such as character analysis, group improvisation, specialized areas of design, and more. Triple Threat workshops provide training in the three skills that make a successful musical theater actor: singing, dancing, and acting. Private coaching is available in a variety of areas including audition prep, vocal performance, and Shakespearean acting.
Teens will be challenged to think critically about the material, hone in on performance quality, and push themselves to new performance levels.
Acting Out 3
Characters and Combat: Random Fandom
This fast-paced and action-packed acting workshop focuses on teen fandom to act out scenes with staged combat from graphic novels while also focusing on acting techniques like character physicality and strong voices for the stage. Whether it’s characters from writers like Neil Gaiman, Noelle Stevenson or the Manga World of Miyazaki this workshop is designed for young actors to explore bringing some of these Fandom characters to life. Acting Out 3 is designed for students with experience in Lyric Arts workshops or plays at school and Characters and Combat in particular is fun for any experience level for young actors that want to act out their favorite scenes from their favorite graphic novels.
Saturdays, NOV 4-DEC 9 from 10:00am to 11:30am
COST: $95 - Early Bird: $85 (register by AUG 12)
Lyric Arts Comedy Improv Theater Yoots (12+)
We’re launching a new comedy improvisation troupe for teenagers, LA CITY! For those who have loved taking our improv workshops in the past, this is the perfect chance to practice your improv comedy skills once a week with a professional improv teacher. This 8-part workshop will wrap up with a special matinee performance on the Lyric Arts Main Street Stage. LA CITY will also have the opportunity to enter into improv competitions around the state. This workshop is open first to students that have taken an improv class anywhere in the past. Any others interested please contact the Education Director for consideration.
Saturdays, SEPT 16-NOV 18 (Skip OCT 21 and OCT 28) from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
COST: $125 - Early Bird $115 (register by AUG 12)
Register Online: Click the red box in the left column to register online. Online registration is open.
Register by mail: Send a completed registration form plus a check or credit card information to: Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, 420 E. Main St., Anoka, MN 55303.
Register by phone: Call Adrian Lopez-Balbontin, Education Director at 763-233-0804 and pay by credit card over the phone Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.
Register by fax: Fax a completed registration form with credit card information to: 763-712-3206.
Browse our workshop pages to find something that interests you! If you have any questions, visit our FAQs page (scroll down to the workshops heading) or call our Education Director at 763-233-0804 for more details.