Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing

Teenage Drama Workshop (TADW)

CSUN’s TADW is a six-week, intensive summer workshop for young people interested in theatre.  In fact, it is the longest-running workshop of its kind in the nation.  Through the program, students receive intensive training in the areas of acting, dance, and voice, or technical theatre arts (costume, stagecraft, lighting and sound).  The students form a theatre company and stage two productions (a musical and a play), as well as a festival of student-written short plays, and a showcase of music theatre repertoire.

TADW has received rave reviews for its sensory-friendly performances of Disney classics like “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin.” Recently, TADW has partnered up with renowned director Elaine Hall to create Joining the Spectrum, which brings together an ensemble of neurodiverse teenage performers. Joining the Spectrum is a first-time offering of CSUN’s Teenage Drama Workshop and is in partnership with The Miracle Project. To learn more about Joining the Spectrum, check out this video

To learn more about TADW and upcoming events, please visit their website at /teenage-drama-workshop.