For students ages 14-17, Teen Conservatory provides a challenging, artistically demanding program within the nurturing, supportive environment that defines every PGT experience. Together with their peers, and guided by a dynamic creative staff, the three week Teens write their own original ensemble musical. Students in this program contribute to the concept, plot development, script, music and lyrics of their own show.
Our Teen Co students embrace the unique opportunities that come from participating in this conservatory program within a joyful camp setting. The Teens devote 3 hours each day to studying the craft of theatre in specially designed classes. Core classes in Acting Technique, Song Study, Dance, Improv, and Shakespeare are taught at an advanced level to hone existing skills, while specialty classes such as Suzuki, Clown, and On-Camera present opportunities for our older students to acquire new abilities.
The process of shaping their own ideas into an original musical allows our teens to explore issues of great depth and comedy, and to create memorable characters, beautiful music and exciting plots. Students collaborate with their directing team to write the book, lyrics and music for an original musical - which they then rehearse and perform. Everyone plays an integral role and every voice is heard, promoting confidence in each actor’s ability to create.
Performances of the Teen Co original musical are held in our beautiful Jonah Mac Theatre.
Throughout this intensive yet non-competitive program, an atmosphere of respect, support and kindness is maintained in all classes, rehearsals and performances, allowing friendships to flourish and artistic abilities to be nurtured. The Teen Conservatory is an advanced program. Students will be challenged to work at a professional level and reach their individual and collective artistic potential. Students in the Teen Conservatory are expected to maintain a strong commitment to the learning process.
New material is covered in each session and we look forward to having many of the same students from session 1 return for session 2. Students registering for both sessions receive a discount! Or combine either session with one of our new 1 or 2 week programs!
Session 1 Special Events include: Sketch Comedy Performance at PGT, Visiting Guest Artist, Trip to Broadway! Session 2 Special Events include: Improv Workshop and Performance at PGT, Visiting Guest Artist, Trip to Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival!
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