This year’s Teen Theatregoers will be at the cutting edge of virtual theatre and explore innovations in art-making that will define theatre well beyond 2020! Theatregoers will have access to a diverse selection of virtual performances, get free and first-time access to Center Theatre Group's special Digital Stage events, explore narrative theatre game apps, attend play readings with artists, and see exclusive plays from theatre archives.

Teen participants will define what it means to be a virtual audience-member, attend fun and informative discussions with other teens and theatre professionals, and expand their knowledge of the theatre industry, all from the safety of their own home!

The Teen Theatergoers Program embraces diversity and strives to provide greater access to students from all backgrounds.

Program runs December 2020 – May 2021
Applications to become a Teen Theatregoer are now closed.

Participation is free and students will have the opportunity to see virtual performances, presented by Center Theatre Group and theatres nationwide, over the course of the program.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

ELIGIBILITY

Arts-interested high school students ages 14–18 who reside in Los Angeles County are eligible to apply. We’re looking for teens who want to see and explore virtual theatre with one another in small discussion groups. No theatre experience is required!

LOCATION AND VIRTUAL PROGRAM ACCESS

All program sessions will take place via the Zoom virtual platform for the duration of the entire program; participants will need access to a Wi-Fi enabled devise such as a personal laptop or cell phone and will be required to set up a free Zoom account to participate. CTG cannot provide laptops or cell phones for program access. However, students who need support with Wi-Fi access are eligible for a complimentary Wi-Fi hotspot available during the course of the program, only.

Although program sessions will remain virtual throughout the program, participants may be invited to attend a Teen Theatregoers pre-show gathering and live theatrical performance if our theatres open to the public in spring 2021, all for free!

TEEN THEATREGOERS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND:

Participants are required to attend four meetings during the course of the program and four complimentary virtual performances. Theatregoers will be invited by Center Theatre Group and guest theatre artists to see performances (all for free!) from December 2020 – May 2021. Participants are required to attend the following meetings via Zoom:

1) Orientation and Opening Discussion: Saturday, Dec 5, 2020, 11am to 1pm.
2) Discussion Meetings: in addition to the Orientation, participants must attend 3 discussion meetings where they will have an opportunity to discuss their taste in art with theatre professionals, over the course of the program; Theatregoers will be assigned their 3 discussion dates upon being accepted into the program:

  • Discussion Meeting 1: January 20-22, 2021, 4-6pm (you will be assigned one of these dates)
  • Discussion Meeting 2: Mar 17-19, 2021, 4-6pm (you will be assigned one of these dates)
  • Discussion Meeting 3: May 19-21, 2021, 4-6pm (you will be assigned one of these dates

PROGRAM APPLICATION

Applications to become a Teen Theatregoer are now closed.