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Interviews for Teens Backstage 2020


Applications are now available 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 2020 production is Lost Girl by Kimberly Belflower. Raleigh Little Theatre seeks 6 TBS participants for this production.

This technical training program is a unique opportunity for teens to develop skills in lighting, sound, set construction, scenic painting and costuming. TBS participants will also serve on the run crew for the performance based on their skills and interests.

Application Process

Please download and complete the following forms:

Bring your completed forms with you to Interview Day, held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:00-3:00pm at Raleigh Little Theatre. The interview day will consist of a tour of the theatre facility and all shop spaces, as well as a brief interview with TBS program staff. Participants may finish early, but please prepare to stay the whole time.

Please sign up for the interview day, Saturday, March 7 1:00-3:00pm in the Sutton Theatre. If you cannot attend on this date, please contact Director of Education, Meredyth Pederson Cooper at meredyth@nullraleighlittletheatre.org to schedule an alternate time.

Important Dates

Parent and Student Information Meeting: Wed, May 20 7:00pm in Gaddy Goodwin Teaching Theatre

Conservatory Dates:

  • Sat, June 20 10:00am-4:00pm Teens on Stage and Teens Backstage Kick Off Day
  • Tue-Sat, June 23–July 18 (no July 3), 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon-Fri, July 20-23, 9:00-5:00pm, July 24 1:00-5:00pm (technical rehearsals)

Performance Dates:

  • Preview performance: July 23, 7:30pm (actors and crew are at theatre 9:00am until after preview)
  • Opening night: July 24, 7:30pm (actors and crew are at theatre 1pm until after opening)
  • Performance Dates: July 24-Aug 2 (see conflict calendar)

About the Show

What happened to Wendy Darling after her adventures with Peter Pan? After returning from Neverland Wendy decides that she must find Peter in order to reclaim her kiss and move on with her life. Along the way, she meets other girls who went to Neverland and learns she is not alone. A coming-of-age exploration of first love and lasting loss, Lost Girl continues the story of J.M. Barrie’s beloved character — the girl who had to grow up. Lost Girl is a new play about standing in the center of your own story instead of the shadow of someone else’s.

This year, the Teens on Stage and Teens Backstage program has the unique opportunity of working directly with the playwright, Kimberly Belflower, during this process. The playwright will be present for part of the rehearsal process and also available during the program to answer questions as they arise. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the role of a playwright, the art of playwriting and how a play develops.

Teens Backstage Team

Teens Backstage Technical Director and Scenic Designer: Kylee Silvas
Director: Meredyth Pederson Cooper
RLT Production Manager: Dennis Berfield
Costume Designer: Elspeth McClanahan
Lighting Designer: Ryann Norris
Sound Designer: TBD
TBS Teaching Assistant: TBD

Teens Backstage Registration

Admission to Teens On Stage is by application and interview only. The total cost for the Teens Backstage Program is $525.00. 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 or kathleen@nullraleighlittletheatre.org.