Teen Theater Club provides teens 13-18 the opportunity to work on theater techniques and skills in a relaxed, fun-based setting.
Teen Club is returning to STC on S. Dayton Ave. for the summer!
Beginning with our last monthly school year club in May, Tween Theater Club will be held at Story Theater Company. In keeping with CDC guidelines, for those who are fully vaccinated (2 weeks past your final dose), wearing a mask is optional. You can read our COVID-19 policy for summer club events here.
In-person clubs are $10/session and include a half-hour social time and two hours of club.
No previous experience necessary to come to clubs.
IMPORTANT: Beginning in May, all club participants must sign an updated activity authorization form, regardless of whether you’ve signed one in the past. Please either bring a parent with you to sign your form at STC, or bring a completed form. You can print an activity authorization here.
During the summer, Teen Club is held on Thursday nights for ten weeks from June 10-August-12. Join us for social time from 6:30-7:00 and club from 7:00-9:00.
Summer clubs are $10/session, payable at the door.
Clubs will be led by STC instructors Grant Tetmeyer and Alex Brown.
June 10 – Sharpen Your Senses
Acting is reacting! This is one of the most important secrets of performance, and at tonight’s club we’ll sharpen our senses and keep our eyes, ears, and entire bodies ready to respond to our fellow actors and our story at all times. Come prepared to listen, move, and play!
June 17 – Journey Through the Genres
Take a tour through a number of popular genres at tonight’s theater club! From the basic “drama” and “comedy” to tragedy, melodrama, and more, we’ll practice and explore it all.
June 24 – Props Design: English Tea Edition
Join us for an evening of theatrical design and crafting! With access to the STC props loft and a DIY project, we’ll be setting the scene for our very own (and very refined) teatime experience.
July 1 – Pinkies Out!
Tea cups, handkerchiefs, and a sense of extreme dignity: Come explore the aristocratic and satirical “comedy of manners!” This evening, we’ll dive into some scenes from Oscar Wilde plays and create what promises to be a very proper and humorous time.
July 8 – Getting What You Want
We’re diving deep into the world of objectives and tactics in this evening’s club. Stretch your brain and learn how to get what your character wants—whether or not it’s a conscious decision. Will you succeed? Come find out!
July 15 – Unexpected Fairytale Rewrite
You know all the classic tales. You’re probably even familiar with some creative retellings. But now, it’s your turn to take a fairytale new directions (maybe even some very unexpected ones)! Join us for an evening of group creativity and hilarious original performances.
July 22 – Brushes & Colors
We’re getting out the drop cloths, paint cans, and design vibes at tonight’s theater club. Scenic design is a creative and magical way to help bring stage productions to life. Come learn different painting tricks and techniques to create the world of a play! WEAR CLOTHES YOU CAN GET PAINT ON.
July 29 – Creative Ensemble
The art of working together is an important element in the art of doing theater. Tonight, we’re getting together with imagination, hilarity, and the type of fun that comes with doing theater as a team.
August 5 – Improv
It’s time to get inventive and think on your feet! This week we’re exploring the principles of improv and building stories without a script. How do you create settings, situations, and characters on the fly? What happens when storylines take sudden turns? Let’s find out at tonight’s club!
August 12 – Trash Can Party
We’ve got rhythm! We’ve got sound! Tonight will be an evening of street theater and sound-based performance. With inspiration from STOMP and other found-space theater art, we will craft some cool things and the soundtracks to go with it.