Teen Opportunities

THEATRE ARTS TRAINING Junior Internships for High School Students
Children’s Theatre Company is looking for a few extraordinary high school students to assist with Theatre Arts Training classes during the 2016-2017 academic year. If you are planning on a career in theatre, this is your chance to work and learn alongside our veteran teaching staff and industry professionals here at CTC. This aggressively hands-on junior internship will have you immersed in theatre, working directly with students in one of our many Theatre Arts Training classes. (Classes take place on weekday evenings or Saturdays.)

Junior Interns recieve special benefits such as select free TAT Classes, free ticket offers to local theatre, and opportunities for master classes with industry professionals. If you’re ready to get a jumpstart on your career in the arts, this is the place to do it. For more information or to apply, please contact Sydney Mitgang at [email protected].

NEIGHBORHOOD BRIDGES Junior Internships for High School Students
As part of the Center for Innovation in Theatre Education, the Neighborhood Bridges program internships are designed for students who are interested in how storytelling, theatre and creative writing are used to empower students to become animators of their own lives.

Learning projects/events may include: Bridges Day, scenic artist sessions, the Crossing Bridges Festival, Bridges conference and assessments and evaluation projects with the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement at the University of Minnesota. The Interns will observe the Community Engagement team (Neighborhood Bridges Program Director, Director of Community Engagement, Community Engagement Manager, and East Metro Coordinator) as well as the Bridges teaching artist staff.

Neighborhood Bridges Interns must be available during the school day and able to travel to off-site meetings and programs. For more information or to apply, please contact Maria Asp at 612.872.5172 or [email protected]. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2015-16 season. We will re-open our request for 2016-17 applications in May of 2016.

Ever wonder what happens backstage to make all the magic happen? Children's Theatre Company is proud to offer job shadow opportunities to teens seeking to learn more about professional theatre production. Job shadows are available in many departments including Stage Management, Lighting Design, Sound Design and more! Please email Production Stage Manager, Jenny Friend at [email protected] and include the following information: 

  • what area of production or job you would like to shadow. 
  • what you hope to learn from this experience. 
  • your availability including dates and times. 

Volunteer USHERS

We need friendly and outgoing people who love theatre to help us ensure that everyone coming to our plays have a great time!
Volunteer usher responsibilities may include:

  • Greeting patrons
  • Passing out programs
  • Helping seat patrons
  • Taking tickets
  • Guarding the stage
  • Helping our staff tidy up the theatre after performances

We can accommodate 1-4 volunteers for performances on our UnitedHealth Group stage and 1-2 volunteers for performances on our Cargill Stage. Volunteer shifts begin one hour before the scheduled show time. You will receive an email confirmation when you have been scheduled and informed where you will need to report for your performance.

Dress code for volunteer ushers is:

  • White dress shirt (please no t-shirts)
  • Black pants or black skirt
  • Comfortable shoes (no heels or open-toed shoes)
  • Sweaters are fine, though we do prefer white or black sweaters.

REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must have access to reliable transportation. Volunteers must be available beginning one hour before show time extending through one hour after shows have concluded. Volunteer ushering requires you to be on your feet and able to move up and down stairs. Some light lifting may be required.

To become a volunteer usher, please check out the public performance dates for the play(s) that you are interested in and email Thomas Rohde at [email protected] with several performance options. Scheduling is based on availability when the performances are requested. If the performance already has scheduled volunteers we will try to schedule you in another performance.

Learn more about our classes and camps for teens

This four-year program prepares young actors for college and professional theatre careers. Highlights include: intensive acting and musical theatre training with industry professionals, annual spring showcase, mainstage audition opportunities, mentorship from Peter Brosius and other CTC artists, college-audition preparation, and capstone project tailored to student’s strengths and learning goals. Students entering Grade 9 are eligible to audition. For complete information click here.

CTC has many audition opportunities for teens:

  • Audition for CTC’s Mainstage performances
  • Theatre Arts Training offers intensive audition-only programming and performances during the school year and the summer

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