Imagination Stage provides a rigorous training ground for teen performers through our classes, camps, and ensembles. Beyond the classroom, we have many opportunities for teens to engage with us as leaders and volunteers! Whether seeking ways to earn SSL hours, building your resume for college applications, or wanting to be part of a fun and creative community of like-minded teens—this is the place to be!

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Teen Council

The Imagination Stage Teen Council is a program by teens, for teens. Open to all theatre-loving teens in the Washington, D.C. metro area, we create student-driven learning, growth, and social opportunities including but not limited to:

     • Field trips, master classes, and special events
     • College and career preparation and mentorship
     • Community engagement and volunteer experience

In addition to the above, members also provide feedback to Imagination Stage about class offerings, show titles, and future programs. We learn about the administrative side of theatre, including event planning and marketing, and have a ton of fun!




President – Alice Turnham
VP of Programming – Josie Levine
VP of Membership – Conall Sahler
Marketing Director – Jocie Mintz


Board Members

Jake Gee, Spencer Hoffman, Molly Howard, Eli Kales,
Emma Rosenberg, Taylor-Rose Sadow, and Katie Quinn


Tryka Film Coalition

The Tryka Film Coalition is a teen hub where high school students connect with each other for the purpose of learning about film and making movies. Tryka hosts meetings where members can network, find cast and crew, work on projects, give and receive feedback on each other’s scripts, hear from guest speakers, and attend screenings. Meetings are held once a month; any high school student is welcome to attend!



President – Aubrey Lay
Vice President – Jerry Wang
Director of Operations – Nick Cook


Director of Marketing – Ben Ephraim
Assistant Director of Marketing – Dylan Rose
Director of Public Relations – Urban Seiberg
Directors of Student Outreach – Benjamin Kapit & Izzy Atiyah


Guest Speaker Coordinator – Alpha Bah
Shots Editor – Gwen Arbetman
Events Coordinator – Ally Nalibotsky
Board Assistant – Lily Daroff

Learn more on Tryka’s website!



Imagination Stage is an SSL approved organization. Just like leadership opportunities through student organizations, volunteering for a non-profit is a great way to beef up your resume for college applications! There are many different ways that teens age 15+ can volunteer at Imagination Stage, contributing toward our many programs and initiatives.


Be an Inclusion Facilitator!

As an inclusion facilitator, you will be able to help kids with disabilities get the most out of their camp and/or class experience while earning SSL hours!  For more information or to apply, contact Scott TurnerAccess Coordinator at [email protected].

Be an Administrative Volunteer!

See what it’s like on the administrative side of a professional non-profit theatre! Volunteers will have the chance to contribute toward needs of various departments at Imagination Stage.   For more information or to apply, contact Erin MurphyApprentice and Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected].

Be a Volunteer Usher!

Imagination Stage is looking for friendly, responsible volunteer ushers in our professional theatre. Flexible schedule includes weekend mornings and afternoons, with occasional evenings. The Summer season brings additional weekday opportunities in our morning and afternoon public performances! For more information or to apply, contact Erin MurphyApprentice and Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected].


Student Organizations

Teen Council
Holiday Celebration

Saturday, December 15
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Join us for our holiday party! This will be a fun chance to get to know fellow teens of the IStage community while creating cards for patients at Children’s National Hospital. We will also have special guest – Access & Inclusion Coordinator at Imagination Stage – Scott S. Turner. Scott will be talking to members about what it’s like to earn SSL hours by volunteering as an Inclusion Facilitator.

Teen Council
College Theatre Panel

Saturday, January 5
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.


Hear from current and recent college students about their experiences continuing their theatre education in a collegiate environment! 

Tryka – Monthly Meeting

Saturday, January 19
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.


Tryka holds monthly meetings open and free to all at Imagination Stage. Meetings consist of three distinct parts: Q&A with a guest speaker (an established industry professional), time for networking and socializing, script readings, and film screenings. Meetings are a great opportunity to get to know and work with local teen filmmakers.

Learn More!


Teen Council President (2018-2019)

Alice Turnham
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Imagination Stage Staff Mentor

Jeff Sachs


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