Teens

MTYP's funky studios at The Forks are the setting for this experience of a lifetime. Acting classes, live theatre, friendships, and much more make this a fabulous opportunity for creative teens.

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Acting Live! for Teens
13 years & up

The ultimate initiation into the world of live theatre!  This action-packed course will equip you to tackle challenging roles through acting exercises, vocal training, improvisation, and  scenework.  A live performance at the end of every term and individual help with preparing for auditions will leave you feeling confident and ready to take centre stage!

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Acting for the Camera
13 years & up

Have you ever wanted to act in a movie?  Grab your script and get ready to hit your marks ñ hereís your chance to give screen acting a try.  In this course youíll learn the techniques that television and film actors use to deliver great performances.  Work on scenes from your favourite movies, and develop depth, subtlety and power in your acting.

Film projects will be posted on a password-protected website and screened at events throughout the year.

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Musical Theatre for Teens: Level 1
13 years & up

The curtain rises and the orchestra strikes as we launch into this exciting ëtriple threatí challenge of acting, singing and dancing.   Youíll learn the essentials of dance and choreography as you work on production numbers from Broadwayís best musicals!  Guaranteed to make a musical-lover out of you, this course is so much fun you wonít want to go home at the end of class!
 
The class will perform in A GALAxy Far Far Away: a Musical Theatre Recital in the MTYP theatre in March 2013. 

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Musical Theatre for Teens: Level 2
13 years & up

If you have finished Musical Theatre for Teens level 1 and you want to push your ëtriple threatí skills to the next level, this class is for you.  Youíll work on an advanced repertoire of songs and scenes from musicals, with challenging choreography and solos.  If you are passionate about performing in musicals in your high school and beyond, this course will prepare you to be confident at your audition, and equip you with the solid performance training you require. 

Each class will perform in A GALAxy Far Far Away: a Musical Theatre Recital in the MTYP theatre in March 2013. 

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Improv Comedy
13 years & up

Experience the thrill and freedom of creating theatre without a script. Through theatre sports, games, and improvisational techniques, youíll learn how to quickly develop characters and take scenes to their comic potential. This lively and entertaining class is a great way to experience the creative teamwork that makes theatre happen. No experience is necessary: just an active imagination and a sense of adventure.

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Acting Intensive
13 years & up

Tackle the challenge of collectively creating a play about a real issue in your life!  This advanced teen course offers instruction in a wide range of acting methods and theatrical styles. In the first term students rehearse scenes from comic and dramatic contemporary plays. In the second term and in the ten-week spring session class, the actors work as an ensemble to devise a play and perform it live for an invited audience.

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Writing for Stage and Screen
13 years & up

Write your first million-dollar movie!  Using improvisation and role playing, a professional playwright and screenwriter will guide you through the process of finding a great idea, creating compelling characters, and writing a winning screenplay or stage play in just ten weeks!  Have fun, expand your skills, and accomplish what many people only dream of doing!

Screenplays will be considered for production in 2014 by the Film and Video Company.  Plays will be entered in the Manitoba Association of Playwright’s High School Playwriting competition. 

(It is recommended that students in the Film and Video Company use this course to write screenplays they can shoot once the F&V Company starts meeting in January.)

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PERFORMANCE COMPANIES
for Juniors and Teens age 9-19!

The following courses require prospective students to audition.  Register and pay for courses when you book an audition time – if you are not invited into the company you want, your payment goes toward your next choice.  Please bring a photo, resume, and brief cover letter to your audition.  To register and arrange your audition, please call MTYP’s Theatre School Administrator at 947-0394 extension 230.

The commitment level for these courses is high – students are expected to miss no more than two prearranged rehearsals or classes all year.

The Young Company
13 years & up

MTYP’s Young Company astounded local audiences with their production of Sophocles’  Antigone last year.   This year’s Young Company will present The Devil and Anton Chekhov, a Faustian comedy at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s Master Playwright’s Festival in February, and finish the year with an intense unit in building your own audition portfolio.

Past Young Company members have gone on to study at Studio 58 and National Theatre School, and have build successful careers on stage and screen.    A unique opportunity to grow as artists in a pre-professional environment.  This rehearsal-based learning process demands time, energy and commitment, but promises to give you the time of your life in return.  Students will be asked to miss up to a week of school for performance opportunities.

Please prepare a contemporary or classical monologue for your audition (1-2 minutes).

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The Musical Theatre Company
12 - 19 years

Last year’s smash hit The Arcadians set an impossibly high standard for the Musical Theatre Company, but we are back and ready to achieve theatre gold!  Dedicated and passionate performers are needed to come together and reach for the stars. Join director Cheyenne Schroeder as she returns to the company with a simple mission – to create a professional quality production with an amazing group of passionate teens.

Advanced training in acting, singing, and dancing, combined with an intense rehearsal process and a public performance make this an experience not to be missed.   The Musical Theatre Company will also perform in The Musical Theatre Gala Recital on March 6-8.

Please be prepared to sing a song a capella at your audition.

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The Improv Team
13 years & up

Advanced Improvisation Training, performance opportunities, and participation in the Manitoba Improv League make this a demanding training ground and performance-based experience for advanced improvisers.

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The Film and Video Company
13-19 years

NEW this year – the Film and Video Company will start in January and run all the way through June.  This way you’ll make the most of the evening hours of daylight in spring, and your movies will be more fun to film and more exciting to watch.

You and your team of filmmakers in training will write and produce your own movies to be entered in festivals and competitions, posted on-line, and screened at events throughout the year.

On the way to mastering the filmmaker’s craft, you’ll learn about screenwriting, storyboarding, casting, acting, directing, costuming, lighting, shooting, and editing. 

For your audition, please prepare a monologue from a movie of your choice, and pitch an original idea for a short film.

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The Summer Studio
13 years & up

Members of The Summer Studio will mount a production at MTYP for the Winnipeg Fringe Festival in July 2014. 

Rehearsal and performance are an important facet of this company experience, but participants will also be involved in every aspect of production, from designing and building props and costumes, to budgeting and marketing their play to a potential audience.   A fantastic learning opportunity for anyone curious about making a living in the arts!

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