Teen Performance Ensemble & Children's Theater

Are you a teen, age 16 or older who loves to act, sing, and dance and wants hands-on experience performing in front of live audiences? Our Teen Performance Ensemble and Prince George’s Children’s Theater were designed just for you.

Since 1996, the Teen Performance Ensemble has provided on-the-job training in musical theater skills to aspiring actors of high school age. In 2000, Prince George’s Children’s Theatre was established to give more teen performers the opportunity to earn money during the summer, while enhancing their abilities in acting, singing, and dance.

These two theater companies present original, one-act musical plays, written by local playwrights and directed by theatrical professionals, to children enrolled in M-NCPPC’s Summer Playgrounds and Camps. Over 100 performances are scheduled through the summer months. Graduates of these two troupes have gone on to study at some of the premier drama departments in the nation. From there, they have become professional actors, radio personalities, playwrights, and theatrical directors. Auditions are open in the Spring to any student 16 years of age or older. If selected, actors will earn an hourly wage while providing live entertainment for their younger peers and gaining valuable experience.

Auditions

Auditions for Teen Musical Theater Intensive (TMTI) Deadline Extended to May 29, 2020, 12 midnight

Young actors who have a passion for the performing arts will submit an audition for inclusion in TMTI. The program will consist of online classes beginning June 8 – July 3, 2020. Subjects will include The Acting Process (focus on character study and acting technique), auditioning techniques via technology, Acting for Singers, beginner/ intermediate/ advanced vocal development, and more.

Applicants must submit audio or video files of one-minute monologues. Monologues must not contain profanity or indecency. A maximum of 20 students will be selected for this opportunity to work directly with professional theatrical trainers. There will be no fee to participate.

Only online applications will be accepted for this opportunity. Please register for a free account and submit your monologue here. The deadline for submissions will be Friday, May 29 at 11:59 pm. Applicants will be informed of their selection on Monday, June 1, 2020. The class schedule will be posted at that time.

For any questions, please contact Christel Stevens at christel.stevens@pgparks.com.