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Apply To Be a Part of Teens Backstage 2018!


Applications are now being accepted for Raleigh Little Theatre’s technical training program for teens age 14-18. Teens Backstage (TBS) is a unique training program in all aspects of technical theatre. The 2018 production is Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.

This technical training program is a unique opportunity for teens to develop skills in lighting, sound, set construction, scenic painting and costuming. The first half of the program includes master classes and hands-on learning in all production areas. In the second half of the program, each TBS student choose a focus area and are assigned a run crew position for the run of the performance based on their skills and interests.

Application Process

Please download and complete the following forms:

Email Director of Education, Meredyth Pederson Cooper at meredyth@nullraleighlittletheatre.org to schedule an interview between March 15 and April 30. Candidates will interview with Meredyth and Dennis Berfield, RLT’s Production Manager.

Important Dates

Parent/Student Information Meeting:

May 15 7:00pm in Gaddy Goodwin Teaching Theatre following measurements.

Conservatory Dates:

Wed–Sat, June 20–July 14 (no July 4), 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mon-Fri, July 16-20, 9:00-5:00pm (technical rehearsals)

Performance Dates:

Preview performance: July 19, 7:30pm (actors and crew are at theatre 9:00am until after preview)
Opening night: July 20, 7:30pm (actors and crew are at theatre 9:00am until after opening)
Performance Dates: July 20 – Aug 5 (see calendar)

About the show

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the spell. As the characters pursue their wishes, Lapine and Sondheim explore the tensions, conflicts and unexpected self discoveries that arise when one’s wishes come true.

About Teens Backstage Registration

Admission to Teens On Stage is by application and interview only. The total cost for the Teens Backstage Program is $475.00. Once you have been accepted into the program, we will provide you information on how to register online. Participants will register with non-refundable 20% deposit by April 30. The balance is due by June 1.

Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Contact Kathleen Rudolph at (919) 821-4579 ext 225.