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Institute: Young Ensemble

students entering grades 6-8


This three-year program is for actors who are looking to push their training to the next level.  Students will receive specialized training in Acting, Voice, Movement and Dance.  Highlights include intensive acting and musical theatre training with industry professionals, an annual spring showcase, mainstage audition opportunities, mentorship from Peter Brosius and other CTC artists.

Each fall and winter students take a weekly class on Mondays with their cohort focusing on advancing skills each year. Saturdays in the spring, students prepare a showcase highlighting their progress. Each year students also choose one elective course tailored to their personal performance goals.

In addition to their course work, Institute members can receive one-on-one mentorship with members of CTC acting company, participate in exclusive masterclasses, and receive individual coaching to prepare for auditions.

As this is a very rigorous program, we have a high expectation for attendance – we permit up to 2 missed classes per session (fall, winter, and spring) and no absences are permitted during tech week.

Primary Schedule: 
Pre-Professional Institute will meet Mondays from 5-8pm following the TAT session schedule below:

  • Fall Session: September 26-December 12, 2022
  • Winter Session: January 2-March 13
  • Spring Session: March 20-May 15
  • Final Showcase: TBD


Audition Information

Auditions for both Young Company and Young Ensemble will be held from 5:30-7:30pm on September 7, 2022 and is an opportunity for students to explore the training process and meet the Education team. Each student will need to prepare and memorize a one-minute monologue from a play. Additionally, please bring an updated resume and/or headshot if you have these available. Fill out the registration form linked below to secure your spot.

Unsure where to start? Check out our audition resources linked below for helpful tips and monologue resources.

Institute: Young Company

students entering grades 9-12


This four-year program prepares young actors for college and professional theatre careers. Students will receive college and graduate-level training in Acting, Voice, Movement, and Dance. Highlights include intensive acting and musical theatre training with industry professionals, an annual spring showcase, mainstage audition opportunities, mentorship from Peter Brosius and other CTC artists, college audition preparation, and casting opportunities in the Annual summer intensive.

Each fall and winter students take a weekly class on Monday evenings with their cohort focusing on advancing skills each year. Mondays in the spring, students prepare a showcase highlighting their progress. Each year students also choose one elective course tailored to their personal performance goals. During the final year, 4th year students spend the fall preparing for college auditions.

In addition to their course work, Institute members can receive one-on-one mentorship with members of CTC acting company, participate in exclusive master classes, and receive individual coaching to prepare for college auditions.

Primary Schedule: 
Pre-Professional Institute will meet Mondays from 5-8pm following the TAT session schedule below:

  • Fall Session: September 26-December 12, 2022
  • Winter Session: January 2-March 13
  • Spring Session: March 20-May 15
  • Final Showcase: TBD


Audition Information

Auditions for both Young Company and Young Ensemble will be held from 5:30-7:30pm on September 7, 2022 and is an opportunity for students to explore the training process and meet the Education team. Each student will need to prepare and memorize a one-minute monologue from a play. Additionally, please bring an updated resume and/or headshot if you have these available. Fill out the registration form linked below to secure your spot.

Unsure where to start? Check out our audition resources linked below for helpful tips and monologue resources.

Triple Threat Intensive: Be More Chill

students entering grades 8-12


Theatre Arts Training’s Triple Threat is an intensive training and performance program for those students who are interested in digging in and developing their craft and performing at CTC.  The mornings are dedicated to intensive acting training, lead by CTC company member Autumn Ness.  In the afternoon students will be in rehearsal for this year’s production of “Be More Chill”. The Triple Threat intensive performs on our Cargill Stage.

Jeremy Heere is just an average teenager. That is, until he finds out about “The Squip,” a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he desires most: a date with Christine, an invite to the raddest party of the year, and a chance to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. But is being the most popular guy in school worth the risk? Blending the contemporary with retro sci-fi, Be More Chill takes on the competing voices in our heads and proves there’s never been a better time in history to be yourself—especially if you’re a loser…or a geek…or whatever.

Rehearsal Schedule:
July 11-August 13, 2022 | Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm

Tuition: $1500 (financial aid available through the ACT Pass program)

Performances: 
August 12, 2022 at 7pm
August 13, 2022 at 2pm

 

Audition Information

Auditions for the 2022 program are now closed. Please check back in Winter 2023 for updates about the Summer 2023 program.