Teen-edge Rep grew out of first-time teen participants in Rock Divas. What began as an intimate musical theatre class in 2016 blossomed into a large, artistically inclined group of socially-minded young men and women. As the numbers grew, the more evident their collective passion became: a commitment not only to the performing arts but also to socially responsive art. Teen-edge Rep was inspired by their energy.
Teen-edge Rep has two purposes. First, it was developed to train teenagers exclusively in the art of acting: focusing on voice, (breath, projection, diction, language) body, (presence, ensemble-work, character, stillness) intuition (listening, responding, mindfulness) and script scoring (objective, obstacle, environment, relationship, progression). Teen-edge Rep’s secondary purpose is to use ensemble-based plays of topical subject matter on which the participants can rehearse and perform their newly developed skills. In the fall of 2019, students will work on Lindsey Price’s We Are Masks, a dramedy set in a high school that explores the masks we all wear and asks what will happen when the world sees who you really are?
Teen-edge Rep welcomes new and returning students.