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For Teens & Pre-Teens

We believe that theater provides a platform for teens to learn, find their voice, create, and be heard.

A.R.T. develops programs like Proclamation for teens to connect to their creativity, power, and each other through mentorship, theater skill-building, and self-expression.

Spring Break Programs

A.R.T. now offers April break programs for teens and pre-teens, ages 11 – 15!

Acting for Teens introduces techniques for different types of performance, including scenes, monologues, script analysis, voice acting, and more. Students will work with A.R.T. teaching artists to build the essentials of the actor’s toolbox: voice, body, mind, and imagination.

Scriptwriting for Teens dives in to the process of structuring a story and crafting a playable script for radio or podcast. The script will then be recorded and produced as an actual podcast! Teens will write a script around a theme, build vocal performance skills through activities, and learn story crafting for a podcast.

Both of these sessions meet daily for one week at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., during the public school April vacation

Apply for Spring Break 2019!

April 15 – 19, 2019
Please email [email protected] to receive information on upcoming semesters.

Spring Break 2019 Course Schedule

Monday, April 15, through Friday, April 19, 2019
Acting for Teens: 9AM – 12:30PM
Scriptwriting for Teens: 1:30 – 5PM


Tuition for one course (Acting for Teens OR Scriptwriting for Teens): $250
Tuition for both courses (Acting for Teens AND Scriptwriting for Teens): $375 (25% savings)

**Students enrolled in both classes are welcome to bring lunch and stay on-site, supervised by an instructor, at no additional charge.
**Payment information will be sent upon completing the application process.

We do not audition for any of our programs, and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes fill up FAST, so don’t hesitate… and contact our fearless leaders in the Education Department if you have any questions!


What is Proclamation?

Proclamation is, basically, a group of high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who get together after school at the theater; talk about the world with Harvard professors and A.R.T. artists; invent a mind-exploding club theater show; bask in the glory of their adoring fans; give each other the most massive, epic hugs (the squeeze-the-life-out-of-you kind); and promise they’ll never let go of this feeling: that you made something important and real, together.

That’s Proclamation. (Basically).

It’s eight weeks, three days a week, three and a half hours a day. We don’t audition for Proclamation, just informal one-on-one interviews. Whether you get invited to join the ensemble or not, we give everyone who applies the same fair shot.

Each year, Proclamation starts with a flashpoint: a current social or political event; book, essay or article; recent controversy; or work of art that ignites our investigation—which ultimately develops into an original devised theater piece written and performed by the ensemble.

We treat everyone in Proclamation like a professional. This means everyone gets paid for their work, writing, and performing at the A.R.T.

P.S.: No theater experience required.

Proclamation 7 (Fall 2019)

Proclamation runs for eight weeks September – November. Rehearsal will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 4 – 7:30PM.

Two final performances will take place in November (dates and times TBD)

Proclamation 7 applications will open in summer 2019.

Please email [email protected] to receive information on upcoming programs.