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. We are the preeminent studio for physical theater training in the greater Washington DC, Northern VA and Southern MD region. Our teen offerings include both classes & 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.
INFO ABOUT THE NEXT TEEN PRODUCTION IS COMING SOON. AUDITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2013.
Synetic Theater Teen Intensive: Street Theater
Ages 12-19, $210 per student
June 17 – 22 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Synetic Theater Studio, 2788 S. Arlington Mill Dr, St. 110, Arlington, VA 22206.
Performances to take place Saturday, June 22, at TBD locations in Crystal City and Washington DC.
Teachers: Joe Carlson and Elena Velasco
Street Theatre Intensive takes the teens back to the roots of performance. Throughout world history, practitioners of the dramatic arts have found creative ways of stimulating public spaces by engaging audiences in alternative venues and forms. Whether performing as a cultural service for all, or to supplement the artist income, these brave souls have brought the wonder of drama and element of surprise into the public sphere. From commedia troupes in Italy and France, to the pageant plays of medieval Europe, from Flash Mobs to The Forum Theater of San Paolo, Brazil, street theater is a vital and exciting means of honing one’s skills as an actor, generative artist, and pro-active member of the community.
This one-week intensive course will immerse Teen Artists in the history, techniques, purposes, and power of theatre actions in public spaces; culminating in silent vignettes, mime shows, lazzis, clown routines, parades, or pageants that travel from Crystal City to Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. Led by senior Synetic teachers, Teen artists will train in the Synetic style, attend a lecture from the Founding Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili, participate in a special clown and audience interaction workshop with Brian Foley, immerse into street theater culture, create devised performances, and put it all together as they connect with the roots and tradition of theaters not made from“brick and stone.”