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 Studio Preperatory Program for Aspiring Dramatic Artists Grades 9 – 12
This winter Synetic education is implementing a preparatory and pre-professional training program for teens. 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.
See the full class schedule in the column on the right ——->
Street Theater Intensive, June 23 >> 28
For High School and College Students!
Creative collaboration to change your world! Street Theater Intensive students will journey through the roots of performance to study the rich traditions of alternative theater for the public forum. Engaging the customs of commedia, disciplines of an integrated arts ensemble, and the metamorphoses of the spectator- actor, street theater is a vital and exciting means of honing one’s skills as an actor and citizen artist who uses their craft to empower their community and transform public spaces into arenas of artistic exchange and civic action through dramatic expression. This week long intensive immerses teen artists in the history and techniques of street theater, activating physical and verbal text in public spaces and inviting 21st century audiences to add their perspectives via social media. This one-week intensive course culminates in powerful image theatre creations, lazzis, and audience interactive works that travel from Crystal City to Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. Led by senior Synetic Teachers and master artists from acclaimed dog and pony dc, Teen artists will join Synetic’s physical theater language with devised theater practices to create socially relevant performances.
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.
Stay tuned for audition information about our next Teen Production in 2014.
Classes for Synetic Studio’s Preparatory Program for Aspiring Dramatic Artists Class Offerings:
Students may take one or as many classes as they like . Join the movement with Synetic Studio and sign up today!
Single Class – $225
Two Classes – $405 (10% off!)
Three Classes – $573.75 (15% off!)
Four Classes – $720 (20% off!)
Classes start April 7!
Teen I, Voice: Breath and Body
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 PM
Teen I, Movement: Presence and Plasticity
Mondays, 6:30-8 PM
Teen I, Acting: Process and Character
Saturdays, 11-12:30 PM
Teen I, Devising Theatre: Ensemble and Collaborative Authorship
Saturdays, 1-2:30 PM
Teen II, Movement: Skills and Technique
Fridays, 5:30-7 PM
Teen II, Acting: Scene Study and Analysis
Saturdays, 1-2:30 PM