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 – Jacob Gee
VP of Programming – Eli Kales
VP of Membership – Conall Sahler
Finance Director – Rozie Hoff
Marketing Director – Jocie Mintz


Program Committee

Annabel Baniak, Siddy Greenstein, Molly Howard, and Josie Levine


Membership Committee

Felicia Paul, Katie Quinn, and Emma Rosenberg


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!



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 S. 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 Courtney CavalloApprentice 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 Courtney CavalloApprentice and Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected].


Student Organizations

Puppetry Master Class

Saturday, March 7
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Free to All Students Grades 6-12


From ferocious fearsome lions to timid tiny mice, puppets can be used to build creative worlds and characters on stage. In this workshop, Imagination Stage’s master puppet artisans Vanessa Spring-Frank and Anna Klinger will show you how to create your very own hand and rod puppets. Learn how to design and build while developing performance techniques in our professional costume and prop shops.

Sign up ASAP, because enrollment is capped at 10.

Questions? Contact Jeff at [email protected].


RSVP here!


Teen Council President (2019-2020)

Jake Gee
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Imagination Stage Staff Mentor

Jeff Sachs


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