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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Advanced Acting Intensive
13 years & up

Take your acting skills to the next level. In Advanced Acting Intensive you’ll work on comedic and tragic scenes from current plays and the classics, and let out your inner drama king or queen! In the second term, you’ll work as an ensemble, creating a brand new play that says what you want it to say! Put your new creation and your best scenes onstage for an invited audience.

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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 - here ís 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 MTYP's Vimeo account (so you can share them with your friends and watch them over and over!) 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 'triple threat' challenge of acting, singing and dancing.   You'll learn the essentials of dance and choreography as you work on production numbers from Broadway's best musicals!  Guaranteed to make a musical-lover out of you, this course is so much fun you won't want to go home at the end of class!
 
The class will perform in The Wizards' Academy Gala 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 'triple threat' skills to the next level, this class is for you.  You'll 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 The Wizards' Academy Gala 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, you'll 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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NEW! Improv All Stars
13 years & up

Audition Required

If you have experience in improvisation and want to hone your skills in improv performance, this course is for you. Master the basics and learn advanced and long form improv styles. Performances throughout the year will give you plenty of opportunity to step into the spotlight.

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NEW! The Shakespeare Ensemble
13 years & up

Rise to the challenge of acting Shakespeare! Immerse yourself in the world of Elizabethan theatre! Shakespearian actor Rod Beilfuss will draw on his experience at London’s Academy of Music & Dramatic Art to equip students meet the unique vocal, physical, and creative demands of Shakespeare’s text. In the first term, students will present scenes from tragedies and comedies. In the second term, the class will rehearse and present their own version of one of the bard’s timeless plays.

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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 204-947-0394 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 regularly astounds local audiences with their annual mainstage production. Past successes include The Devil and Anton Chekhov, Antigone, Hamlet, and Brave New World. This season, under the direction of Sharon Bajer, the Young Company will rehearse and perform another hit play.

NE W: This year’s course is designed to continue into May, so the company can present a second play at the Manitoba Youth Drama Festival. 

Past Young Company members have gone on to study at Studio 58 and National Theatre School, and have built successful careers on stage and screen. A unique opportunity to grow as artists in a preprofessional 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 Hot Mikado blew the minds of hundreds of Winnipeg theatre-goers. This year’s Musical Theatre Company is pushing the envelope with a plan to stage one of Broadway’s biggest blockbusters. 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 Wizards’ Academy Gala on March 13 & 14, 2015.

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

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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 2015. 

Past Fringe hits include Puzzled (2012), Lost and Foundling (2013), and In Wonderland (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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