• Shrek
  • Acting
  • Alice
  • Dance
  • Alice 2
  • Shrek 2

Teenage Drama Workshop

 Dates: June 13-July 26, 2024

Ages: 12-18


TADW 2024 Production:

Spongebob: The Musical 


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What is Teenage Drama Workshop?

Teenage Drama Workshop (TADW) is a conservatory style program offering teens age 12-18 the opportunity to develop skills in theatre arts. For the past 67 years TADW has been held on the campus of California State University Northridge. Our goal is to teach not only theatre arts but the importance of ensemble and team work through our intensive classes and productions. 

Who can participate in TADW?

To participate you need to be age 12-18 and either entering 6th grade in Fall 2024 or having just graduated 12th grade in Spring 2024. While our program is based in the theatre arts, you do not need experience in theatre to participate in TADW. We want energetic and enthusiastic students who are excited to learn about theatre and who want to have a great summer.  

TADW is a safe and welcoming environment for students to develop communication skills, creative thinking and build self-confidence. Although we are teaching skills in their relation to theatre these skills are life skills that can help them throughout their lives. 

What classes will be offered this summer 2024?

Each class is designed to challenge each age group appropriately and offer unique experiences for returning students in the more advanced levels.

Levels are divided up using student age and grade.

Level 1: Age 12-13, Grade 6-8

Level 2: Age 14-15, Grade 9 & 10

Level 3: Age 16-18, Grade 11 & 12

Please note level placement is NOT based on experience. 

 All TADW students are required to take Acting, Dance and Voice Classes. Students are placed in the appropriate class based on their level.

 Daily Schedule

8:15-12:00: Core Classes (Acting, Voice and Dance)

12:00-12:45: Lunch

12:45-1:00: Rehearsal Preparation

1:00-4:15: Rehearsal

4:15: End of Day

Acting classes will cover a range of theatre games, scene study, dialect and audition technique.

Dance classes start at fundamental dance technique and work their way up to jazz, ballet, musical theatre and hip-hop.

Voice/Music teaches students the fundamentals of vocal technique including but not limited to pitch, breath support, diction, vowels etc. Students will also learn how to select songs based on their vocal ability and how to audition with them.

All required classes are ultimately focused on cultivating student confidence and spirit in these three main performance areas.

TADW 2024 Audition Dates

June 1 (9am-2pm)

June 2 (10am-1pm)