Teenage drama workshop

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The 57th Annual Teenage Drama Workshop

California State University, Northridge

June 16th - July 18th, 2014

Sponsored by the Department of Theatre, ACCORD Workshops,
and the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication

What is the (The Miracle Project) TMP @ TADW production?

This summer a new musical play, JOINING THE SPECTRUM: A Collaborative Play about Inclusion, will be staged by artists from
The Miracle Project, led by director Elaine Hall and her award winning staff. The play will be created by the students with The Miracle
Project team using theatre games, exercises, and storytelling techniques to generate the script. Approximately (15) youth,
12-18 years-old, will be able to sign up for this unique production program.

What is Teenage Drama Workshop (TADW)?

TADW is a six-week intensive workshop for young people interested in theatre. It is the longest running workshop of its kind in the nation.The faculty and staff are members of the CSUN Theatre department, experienced drama teachers and theatre professionals.

The full-time program begins at 8:00am and ends at 4:15pm. Every morning Monday thru Friday, performance students attend classes in acting, voice, and dance, which focus on developing the dramatic tools of the body, voice, and mind. Their fourth class is an elective either in improvisation, musical theatre, or playwriting. Classes are from 8:15am to 12:30pm every morning (except when we have 11am performances).Students are placed in classes according to grade level and age only. Students who participate in the full day program require total independence as there will be no behavioral or socialization supports.

How do I apply to TMP@TADW?

Enrollment in the TMP@TADW is limited. This application has been created specifically for teens enrolling to participate only in theTMP@TADW production program. An interview for participation in the TMP@TADW will be scheduled after your application and $250 deposit are received.


Mondays-Fridays, 1pm - 4:30pm starting June 16th.
Rehearsal Dates – June 16-July 8 – no rehearsal on July 4th.
Technical rehearsals will go an additional hour to 5:30pm on July 1, 2, 3, and 7.
(5) Performances beginning with a 6pm preview on Tuesday, July 8th; followed by opening night on Wednesday, July 9th at 6pm; Sunday, July 13th at 2pm; Tuesday, July 15th at 2pm; and Thursday, July 17th at 2pm.
Friday, July 18th, from 1pm to 4:30pm will be the final day of the TMP@TADW program.
NOTE – Families do have the option to sign up their child for the full-time participation in the TADW program (8am-4:30 plus Saturdays). They understand that TADW is not staffed for students with disabilities that require support.
Academic credit: In the past, students have received units of academic credit from their respective schools for participation in TADW.
Check with your school counselor if you are interested in receiving academic credit.

How much does it cost?

The fee to participate in the production, JOINING THE SPECTRUM: A Collaborative Play about Inclusion, is $2000.
A $250 deposit must be made with this application.

Teenage Drama Workshop
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge CA 91330-8320

You may reach us with any questions you might have about the workshop at:
(818) 677-5811 or tadw@csun.edu or doug.kaback@csun.edu

Applications are currently closed