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Theater Students Invited to Make CSUN Their Summer Home

May 18, 2018

Reposted from CSUN TODAY

Teenage theater junkies look no further: California State University, Northridge’s Teenage Drama Workshop (TADW) — a six-week summer workshop that offers intensive training in acting, dancing and voice or technical theater arts — is now accepting enrollment.

Still from TADW play ALADDIN Those interested are invited to register for TADW, which runs from June 11 to July 22. The program provides classes for students ages 12 to 17 in acting, voice, dance, musical theater, improvisation, play writing and design/technical theater. Classes are divided into levels one, two and three to accommodate different age groups.

“We’re teaching the next generation of theater artists,” said theater professor Garry Lennon, TADW executive director. “It’s a serious program but it’s also a lot of fun for the students and audiences.”

TADW gives students the option to focus their study on performance or tech/design. Participants then have the option to select up to three different classes for electives.

During the summer, participants can join the musical productions, “Mary Poppins Jr.” or “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” Students will participate in the “10-Minute Play Festival” which is scripted by play writing students and performed by improvisation students. On the last day of the workshop, students will attend the “Munch & Crunch” — an awards ceremony and showcase of improvisation and musical theater.

TADW participants building sets“There is a sense of family at the Teenage Drama Workshop,” said Lennon. “I think people see the value in the program and the growth they have. Many schools don’t have a theater program and I think we fill that need for those students.”

To register for the TADW please visit TADW website.

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Tuition is $1,950. Friday, June 1, is the last day to pay tuition. Full and partial scholarships and financial aid can be applied for at the TADW scholarship and financial aid website.

For more information, please email the TADW at , call (818) 677-3086 or visit the TADW website.