Teen Performance Ensemble & Children's Theater

Are you a teen, age 16 or older who loves to act, sing, and dance and wants hands-on experience performing in front of live audiences? Our Teen Performance Ensemble and Prince George’s Children’s Theater were designed just for you.

Since 1996, the Teen Performance Ensemble has provided on-the-job training in musical theater skills to aspiring actors of high school age. In 2000, Prince George’s Children’s Theatre was established to give more teen performers the opportunity to earn money during the summer, while enhancing their abilities in acting, singing, and dance.

These two theater companies present original, one-act musical plays, written by local playwrights and directed by theatrical professionals, to children enrolled in M-NCPPC’s Summer Playgrounds and Camps. Over 100 performances are scheduled through the summer months. Graduates of these two troupes have gone on to study at some of the premier drama departments in the nation. From there, they have become professional actors, radio personalities, playwrights, and theatrical directors. Auditions are open in the Spring to any student 16 years of age or older. If selected, actors will earn an hourly wage while providing live entertainment for their younger peers and gaining valuable experience.


Auditions for Teen Musical Theater Intensive (TMTI) Deadline Extended to May 29, 2020, 12 midnight 

Young actors (ages 16–18) who have a passion for the performing arts may submit a video audition for participation in Prince George’s Children’s Theater during Spring 2021. If selected, they will be cast in a new musical play for children. Rehearsals will be held via Microsoft Teams during the months of April and May. During June, in-person rehearsals will be held, in accordance with current guidelines pertaining to social distancing, masking, and limits on indoor activities at Department of Parks and Recreation facilities. The final performance will be video recorded and made available through Parks and Recreation media outlets.

Applicants must submit audio or video files of one-minute monologues. Monologues must not contain profanity or indecency. An acapella song may be included in the audition recording. Please no pre-recorded soundtracks. 

A maximum of 10 students will be selected for this opportunity to work directly with professional theatrical trainers. There will be no fee to participate.

Only online applications will be accepted for this opportunity. Please register for a free account and submit your monologue here. The deadline for submissions will be Friday, April 9, 2021, at 11:59 pm. Applicants will be informed of their selection on Monday, April 19, 2021. The rehearsal schedule will be posted at that time.

For any questions, please contact Christel Stevens at christel.stevens@pgparks.com.