RESOURCES FOR YOUNG WRITERS AND ACTORS
The Berkeley Rep School of Theatre offers an interactive environment where students can immerse themselves in all aspects of the craft and artistry of theater. Mirroring the mission of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the School is designed to stretch the imagination, explore creative possibilities and encourage the young artist to strive for artistic excellence. In addition to a Summer Intensive, the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre will be offering a wide range of classes for all ages beginning in the Fall. For more information, please call 510.647.2972, or check us out at our website.
This teen interactive site sponsored by the Center for Domestic Violence Prevention is run by teenagers. It provides information on abuse as well as a chat room and additional resources of interest to teens.
ACT's Young Conservatory provides professional performance training and playwriting courses to youth 8-19 years old. ACT has a commitment to a diverse student body, and offers financial aid. (EORO also has a relationship with ACT's MFA program; see Resources for Artists.)
Brava conducts theater-based learning programs that engage youth in self-exploration, provide practical skills, and promote participants' self-esteem. Using writing, acting or technical theater training, Brava has succeeded in helping youth gain access to employment opportunities in San Francisco's arts industry. Brava's programs include the San Francisco Running Crew, a technical production job training program that provides youth with hands-on workshops in light, sound, scenic, design and props, and Teatro Armonia, which pays students to write, act, and present a play of their own creation.
Kids on Camera builds communication skills, develops self-confidence, and teaches TV/film acting, audition skills, voice-over, scene study, and movement for modeling to ages 4-adult. Professional photo shoots. SF, Marin, & East Bay. Check the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Paid internships for ages youth 16 and up, teaching assistants, and full time positions. Send resumes and references.
An East Bay program for youth dealing with issues related to racial tolerance. Diversity Works uses the talents and enthusiasm of young people to strengthen cross-community interaction and foster mutual respect and understanding to positively impact society. For more information, check the website, call 510-540-7008, or email email@example.com.
Acting Classes & Private Coaching for Teens & Adults in San Mateo County. Meredith Hagedorn has been an acting teacher for 15 years for all ages. or Meredith Hagedorn (coach, director, actor) holds 8-week sessions of acting classes at the Unity Palo Alto Community Church, 3391 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Discounts offered to EORO students. Call 650.493.2006 or email Meredith at for information, class dates, & a free consultation.
MUSICAL THEATRE WORKS is an after-school academy and performance company for students in grades K-12. The goal of MTW is to offer young people an opportunity to learn about and experience all aspects of Musical Theatre. Taught by professional Directors, Designers and Teachers, MTW's programs include: Musical Theatre Rehearsal (five-month production class), Acting, Voice, Dance and Introduction to Musical Theatre for students in grades K-1. In addition, MTW offers a three-week, all day Summer Musical Theatre Program which includes Musical Theatre, Dance, Improv, Acting, Technical Theatre (costumes, sets, props, makeup) and Broadway Musical Film Study. Admission to MTW is based primarily on the students' sincere desire to participate in this academy, as well as their willingness to accept the level of commitment necessary to succeed in MTW. MTW's 'Stage Link' Outreach Program offers full scholarships to low income students in public middle schools in San Francisco.