Thespian Ensemble

Perfect for the middle school comedian!

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Our Thespian Ensemble is an advanced summer acting program, perfect for middle school drama students with a passion for performing arts.

Our Thespian Ensemble is perfect for the middle school actor.  In just three weeks, Thespians receive expert training in acting and physical comedy to hone their skills in classical comedy!  Each Thespian cast is limited to 13 performers, and every actor is an integral member of the ensemble. Thespians are carefully guided by a trio of directors, who bring out the best in every performer!

 By audition only. For current 6th – 8th graders.

Perfect camp!  My daughter is in her 4th year at Traveling Players, going every summer and taking classes through the year.  Can’t imagine a better place. The combination of serious theater and outdoor camping is unique in the area.  Better than that is the emphasis on ensemble — which creates a warm and inclusive camp where kids can grow as actors and as human beings.

— Parent

Upcoming AUDITION DATES
  • Thursday, Nov 17, 6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
  • Friday, Dec 16, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Thursday, Jan 12, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 
    • You must audition before January 31st for the Early Bird Discount. 
    • (After February auditions, Payment Plans no longer available.)

All auditions will take place in our Studio in Tysons-1 Mall.
Out of the area? We still want to see you!

Program Dates
  • Session 1: June 25 — July 14   (3 weeks)
  • Session 2: July 16 — August 4  (3 weeks) 
Program rates
  • Audition Fee: $20
  • Tuition: $5100
    ($5400 after the Early Bird Discount flies away Jan 31st)
LIMITED AVAILABILITY: Thespian Ensemble is strictly limited to 13 performers. We will only hold auditions if space is still available. We recommend registering for the earliest audition you can.

Watch a clip of our Summer 2021 Thespian Ensemble in The Blue Monster!

Students who have been at Traveling Players before know the power of a strong and well-balanced ensemble. But how do you create a cohesive and effective ensemble?  You need a mix of experiences and backgrounds – students of different ages, genders, and leadership experience — all of whom are eager to support and challenge each other to do their best work.
 
Our Swing Year students are eligible to perform in two ensembles, which will offer them different experiences. 
 
Please audition only once –  for the program that you are more interested in.  We will take your preference into consideration when deciding ensemble assignments, but will place you in the ensemble that we feel is most appropriate for your growth as a performer. 
 

Please do not be discouraged if you are placed in a different ensemble than your preference. It is likely because we think you will receive a better challenge or more leadership opportunities in the other ensemble.