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


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 Katie KeddellAccess 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

Tryka – Scriptapalooza 

Saturday, June 9: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 


We invite Tryka members to our all-new Scriptapalooza: a day-long event where we read and critique a multitude of Tryka scripts. If you did not get a chance to have your script read this year, this is the perfect opportunity. This will also be a great opportunity to find a film to work on over the summer, as many of the scripts that will be read aim to go into production soon after.

Submit your script!

Teen Council Cabaret 

Friday, June 15: 7:30 p.m. 


Join us for a night of songs, performances, and fun in the Reeve Studio Theatre! This showcase will be open to a public audience and feature performers ages 13-18 from across Imagination Stage and the wider theatre community. Suggested donation at the door will be $15; tickets bought in advance are $10.

Buy tickets here!

Tryka – End of Year Screening 

Saturday, June 16: 6:30 p.m. 


After every Tryka season, we host an End of Year Screening for all Tryka films. All films that had scripts read in meetings and/or found at least half of their cast and crew through Tryka are eligible to be screened. If you want to see your film on the big screen, fill out the film submission form below.

Submit your film!


Tickets are free! To reserve seats for your family and friends, fill out the form below. We look forward to seeing your films on the big screen in Imagination Stage’s Reeve Theatre!

Reserve your seats!


Teen Council Co-Presidents (2017-2018)

Yardley Borten and Shelby Levine
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Imagination Stage Staff Mentor

Emily Veno


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