Teen Performance Ensemble & Children's Theater

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 the 2021 Prince George’s Children’s Theater 

Deadline to Apply: Friday, April 30, 2021

Apply at m-ncppc.submittable.com/submit

Are you a young actor, age 16–18, with a passion for the performing arts? Submit a video audition for a paid, professional acting role in Prince George’s Children’s Theater during spring 2021. If selected, you will perform We Kids Be Kids, a new musical play for children. The selected actors will be hired as seasonal employees by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Rehearsals happen via Microsoft Teams during the months of April and May. During June, rehearsals will be in-person, in accordance with current guidelines pertaining to social distancing, masking, and limits on indoor activities of the Department of Parks and Recreation. The cast will then record a final performance, available as an online video 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 can participate in this opportunity to work directly with professional theatrical trainers. There will be no fee to participate.

Only online applications are eligible for this opportunity. Please register for a free account and submit your monologue here. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 30, 2021, at 11:59 pm. 

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