Synetic Theater’s Teen Program is a highly selective and rigorous physical theater program for teenagers who are looking to pursue acting professionally during their middle or high school years. As a center for American Physical Theater, Synetic offers an exciting introduction to the world of physical theater, acting and dance through energetic and athletic feats that inspire students to creativity. Our teen offerings include both classes & teen productions.

Synetic Studio Preperatory Program for Aspiring Dramatic Artists Grades 9 – 12
Our enhanced approach devotes concentrated practice in voice, acting, movement: skills and technique, and Devising Theatre, providing foundational and advanced actor training with an added emphasis on ensemble development and collaborative authorship.  This new program model is aligned with the National Standards of Arts Education for proficient and advanced training in Theatre for grades 9-12.  Students who complete level I & II are eligible for advanced study with Synetic Studio. 

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Teen Productions Synetic Teen Productions are a highly selective and physically intensive training program that results in a high quality, high energy professional level production at our Crystal City Theater.  If cast, teens involved in these productions are asked to pay a participation fee and for this fee they work closely with professional directors, choreographers, fight choreographers, stage managers, light, costume and set designers.  At the end of a 5-8 week rehearsal period teens have a fully staged, full length production.

2015 Production – Teen Hamlet

Auditions: August 23rd, 10-2 PM Auditions will be held in hour blocks, and are limited to 10 students per slot September 6th, from 10-2 We will hold callbacks and supplementary auditions. Students should expect to be present for the entirety of callbacks.

To reserve an audition slot, email education@synetictheater.org

Please bring a headshot, resume, and a schedule of known conflicts. Be prepared to move, run, jump, dance and sweat; dress in appropriate clothing, wear dance shoes if desired (no street shoes please), and arrive on time. 

Rehearsals: February 9th-April 8th, off the week of Spring Break March 30th-April 3rd

About the production: The idealistic, scholarly days of Hamlet, the young prince of Denmark, are ended abruptly with the death of his father the King. He is forced to return home and remain under the watchful eye of his uncle Claudius, who has seized the throne and married Hamlet’s mother, the weak-willed Queen Gertrude.  Even the love of Ophelia, the prime minister Polonius’ daughter, is denied to Hamlet by Polonius and Ophelia’s brother Leartes. Despondent, Hamlet is told by his trusted friend Horatio that his father’s ghost has been seen haunting the battlements of the castle. Encountering the Ghost, Hamlet learns that Claudius poisoned him, and Hamlet, affecting a strange and erratic manner, plots his revenge. Polonius is certain that Hamlet has gone mad for love of Ophelia, but, after watching the two of them together, Claudius is not so sure.

Performances: April 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 17th, 18th @ 8pm, and April 17th@ 11am

Classes for Synetic Studio’s Preparatory Program for Aspiring Dramatic Artists Class Offerings:  Join the movement with Synetic Studio and sign up today!

Single Classes $270

Class Packages
2 Classes, $405 10% Discount
3 Classes, $575 15% Discount
4 Classes, $720 20% Discount

FALL 2014 CLASSES FOR TEENS (Starting the week of September 9th)

Acting I, Saturdays 10:00am


Teen Movement I, Mondays at 6:30pm
Teen Voice I, Tuesdays at 5:30pm
Teen Voice II, Tuesdays at 7:15pm
Teen Movement II, Fridays at 5:00pm
Acting I, Saturdays 10:00am
Acting II, Saturdays 1:00pm
Devising I, Saturdays at 12:00pm