NC Black Rep is expanding its Teen Theatre Ensemble (TTE) program. Beginning July 15, 2019, teens between the ages of 13 and 17 selected via audition will participate in a year-long program consisting of three sessions: Summer, Fall, and Spring.

The Summer session will be three-weeks long. The first two weeks consist of a two-week condensed overview of the history of black theatre through readings and discussions of the works of black playwrights. During the third week, students will receive technical internships on productions at the 2019 National Black Theatre Festival.

The Fall session will be a twelve-week session beginning in September. This session will focus on acting and scene study, voice for the actor, movement, musical theatre, playwriting, and Shakespeare, offering students the wholistic professional training consistent with the initial goals of this program.

The program will conclude with the ten-week Spring session beginning in March 2020. During this session students will be equipped with production experience by writing, rehearsing, producing, and performing a showcase production, open to the public.

Full details and application instructions will be posted in March 2019.

About TTE

The Teen Theatre Ensemble was created to provide professional training for young emerging artists, between the ages of 13 – 17, who are serious about developing their craft. TTE was established based on the joint vision of NC Black Rep’s founder, “Mr. Marvtastic,” the late Larry Leon Hamlin, and former NC Black Rep artistic director Mabel Robinson. All ethnicities are welcome.