PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

As students mature and gain greater facility in their craft, Imagination Stage takes them from technique to production. Conservatories offer advanced training for upper middle and high school students that culminates in a final production. Ensembles provide high-quality performance opportunities in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Studio Theatre or The Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Theatre.

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The following are audition-based programs. For more information please review the corresponding PDF’s.

PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLES

Ensembles jump straight into the rehearsal process with a focus on performance and production. Programs span one or two semesters in length and meet two to three times a week for rehearsals. Previous acting/musical theatre course work and/or summer production experience is recommended.

SPEAK OUT ON STAGE ENSEMBLE

(GRADES 4-6)

Auditions: September 4-5, 2019

Actors work with artistic staff members to create their own original musical.

NEW: For 2019-2020, Speak Out on Stage will expand to two companies, each performing in Imagination Stage’s Lerner Family Theatre!

ISTAGE PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE-FALL

(GRADES 6-12)

All Mamma Mia audition slots are currently FULL. To be placed on a waitlist, contact Nikki Kaplan at [email protected] or 301-280-1624.

Actors rehearse a popular musical and perform on the Lerner Stage.

ISTAGE DANCE THEATRE

(GRADES 7-12) 

Auditions Now Open!

An intensive, performance-based ensemble for dancers who demonstrate a strong foundation in dance technique. The ensemble culminates in a dance performance showcase in the Spring semester.

TEEN IMPROV TROUPE

(GRADES 9-12)

No audition necessary, but some previous experience is recommended.

The Troupe provides the opportunity for training as well as performance opportunities in Short and Long Form Improvisation.

ISTAGE PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE- WINTER/SPRING

(GRADES 8-12)

Check back in late October for audition details.

Teen actors work in a professional and intensive rehearsal process for their non-musical production taking place on the Lerner Family Theatre Stage. 

SCREEN ACTORS PROJECT

(GRADES 9-12)

Check back in late October for audition details.

Actors interested in the medium of film learn the unique techniques of working in front of the camera by rehearsing for and performing a fully-fledged original movie. 

ADVANCED TRAINING PROGRAMS

Imagination Stage offers advanced, conservatory-style programs dedicated to intensive, pre-professional training in the areas of Acting, Musical Theatre, and Dance. Students are selected through an audition process. Previous acting/musical theatre course work and/or summer production experience is recommended.

DANCE ACADEMY

(GRADES 6-12)

Auditions Now Open!

This program focuses on classical dance training in ballet and modern styles. Students develop proper alignment, strength, and endurance while also applying their training to higher level choreography.

ACTING CONSERVATORY 

(GRADES 7-10)

Auditions Open for Summer 2019!

The Acting Conservatory is an intensive two-year acting technique training opportunity for students entering grades 7-10 (completing the program as 8-11 graders). Their final semester is spent applying their acquired skills towards rehearsing and performing a fully supported non-musical production with a guest team of directors and designers from the professional theatre community of Washington, DC.

MUSICAL THEATRE CONSERVATORY 

(GRADES 7-10)

Auditions Open for Summer 2019!

Musical Theatre Conservatory is an intensive two-year musical theatre technique training opportunity for students entering grades 7-10 (completing the program as 8-11 graders). Their final semester is spent applying their acquired skills towards rehearsing and performing a fully supported musical production with a guest team of directors and designers from the professional theatre community of Washington, DC.

PEGASUS ENSEMBLE 

(AGES 14-21)

Auditions: August 28 & September 4, 2019

Pegasus Ensemble is a two-year conservatory program designed solely for students with disabilities, providing one year of acting training to develop performance and ensemble skills and a second year to perform in a fully realized production. Pegasus is currently in a production year and will next be auditioning Summer of 2019.

STUDENT PERFORMANCES
STAFF

Nikki KaplanNIKKI KAPLAN
Conservatories & Ensembles Liaison

 

Nikki Kaplan, Associate Director of Education at Imagination Stage, began her career as a performer with accomplishments as an actress, singer, and dancer. She has helped to shape Imagination Stage’s framework for curriculum and has led several best practices professional development workshops for teaching artists. Nikki oversees Imagination Stage’s acclaimed Conservatory and Ensemble program and has directed over 15 shows. Favorites include Mulan, Footloose, The Addams Family, and The Manhattan Project’s Alice in Wonderland. Nikki holds a BA in Theatre/Acting from Arizona State University and an MA in Educational Theater from New York University, as well as having studied at American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.

CONTACT

Nikki Kaplan

Associate Director of Education

301-280-1624

[email protected]