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For Teens


The Rose Theater
2001 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 345-4849
info@rosetheater.org

Rose Studios for Youth Artists
12202 West Center Rd
Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 571-4446
classes@rosetheater.org

For Teens

Welcome to Teens 'N' Theater!

The spotlight at The Rose is open to young people of all ages, including teens. Teens programming at The Rose explores a wide range of theatrical interests, including acting, directing, playwriting, costume design, lighting design and much more.

ROSE TEENS ‘N’ THEATER PRODUCTION

PLAYSCAPE!

See our Rose high school interns in action in Playscapecoming to The Rose Theater Downtown!

  • September 1 at 7 pm
  • September 3 at 7 pm
  • September 4 at 4:30 pm

teen2Teens ‘N’ Theater provides teens ages 13 to 18 opportunities to roll up their sleeves and get active in the world of theater. The Rose produces several teens-only shows each season, where teen participants are given opportunities to act, direct, write, design and stage manage. Students perform fresh, thought-provoking work at The Rose’s Hitchcock Theater. Teens ‘N’ Theater is open to high school students who have not yet graduated. There is no cost to participate, and the program is open to all interested students. Please note: the audition information for each show (and our main stage opportunities) is listed further down on this page under “Teen Auditions.” 

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The Rose Theater’s innovative Teens ‘N’ Theater program provides teens ages 13 to 18 opportunities to get active in the world of theater. The Rose produces five teens-only shows each season, where teen participants act, direct, write, design and stage manage. Students perform fresh, thought-provoking work at The Rose’s Hitchcock Theater.

Teens ‘N’ Theater opening nights feature post-show discussions led by teens, including “news you can use” to learn more about topics from each show and engage in community action.


Intern Project: PlayScape

Performances: September 1 at 7 pm, September 3 at 7 pm, September 4 at 4:30 pm


Before the World Goes Dark (Climate Change)

Info Meeting/Auditions: October 4 & October 6 at 6:30 pm
Rehearsals: Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 11 – November 27
Performances: November 18 at 6 pm, November 19 at 6 pm, November 20 at 2 pm


Pride Players

Info Meeting/Auditions: October 19 & October 24 at 6:30 pm
Rehearsals: Mondays & Wednesdays (November 2 – December 19); Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays (January 3 – 25)
Performances: February 2 at 7 pm, February 4 at 7 pm, February 5 at 4:30 pm


Livin’ in Color

Info Meeting/Auditions: January 25 & January 30 at 6:30 pm
Rehearsals: Mondays & Wednesdays (February 6 – March 8); Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays (March 13 – April 5)
Performances: April 14 at 7 pm, April 15 at 7 pm, April 16 at 4:30 pm


Young Playwrights Festival

Info Meeting/Auditions: March 16 & March 21 at 6:30 pm
Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays (March 28 – April 13); Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays (April 18 – May 14)
Performances: May 12 at 6 pm, May 13 at 6 pm, May 14 at 1 pm

 

Teen IDEA Coalition

The Teen IDEA Coalition at The Rose is dedicated to providing a space for teens to explore Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility through the creation of art and meaningful discussion. In exploring methods of radical educational ideas and social justice principles, the group is designed to empower young people to utilize their voices as activists and artists. 

This year, the group will be creating an anthology of original scenes inspired by guest speakers and social issues impacting the Omaha area. 

Meetings are every other Saturday. Email Jay at jayh@rosetheater.org if you’re interested in joining. Floating attendance is valid, encouraged and understood. 

2022-23 IDEA Coalition Meeting Schedule:

  • Alternate Saturdays, beginning Sept. 6, 12:30 – 2:00 pm at The Rose Theater Downtown

Here’s a zine the Coalition created after the 2020-21 season of discussions on topics like white supremacy, election reform, disability justice, women’s history month, climate change and housing inequity:

Teen Classes

The Rose provides a wide range of classes for teens. Whether you are interested in acting, playwriting, dance or voice, we have a class for you! Beginners or those with a bit more experience will find their place in the spotlight at The Rose. For information, please visit our class search engine.

Teen Volunteer Team

The Rose’s Teen Volunteer Team helps run the light boards, paint scenery, prepare props and more. Volunteers earn volunteer credit toward free tickets, classes and more. This program gives teens an opportunity to increase their theatrical experience in a professional context, while building relationships with teens who share their interests. To sign up for the Teen Volunteer Team, email teenvolunteers@rosetheater.org.

 Volunteer Application

Teen Internship

The Rose offers a Teen Internship to high school juniors who plan to study theater in college. Teen interns work a minimum of 150 hours from June to May, gaining valuable hands-on experience as they contribute to a variety of artistic, educational and administrative projects.

To apply for the Teen Internship in the 2022-2023 school year, send a letter of interest and resume to Jay Hayden (they/them) at jayh@rosetheater.org no later than April 2, 2022. 

 

Rose Teens in Action