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Playmakers Programs

Playmakers Youth Theatre Presents NEW Classes for Kids & Teens to Hone Their Acting Skills

For info, contact Rachel: (216) 831-0700 ext. 1494  • rzake@mandeljcc.org

Playmakers Youth Theatre Leadership Development Program

Thank you for your interest in the 2017-2018 Playmakers Youth Theatre Teen Leadership Development Program. This program is designed to help teach positive leadership skills to students in grades 10-12 through the lens of theatre.  These skills are transferable and can be used in college and any job outside of the theatre world.  Skills include but are not limited to: working with peers, child development, understanding your leadership style and the styles of those around you, conflict resolution, and many more.  Please click below for more information and the application form.



NEW! Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe
By Eric Coble
This will be a blackbox show performance. This is a new program for Playmakers in conjunction with a local playwright. Experience a different kind of theatre through the following story.
Edgar Allan Poe stands alone in the flickering darkness of his mind, trying desperately to convince himself – and us – that he’s not mad. The spell he weaves brings us a highly theatrical adaptation of four tales Poe himself considered his best: “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Enter the world of Poe and check your heartbeat at the door.
Who: Open to Grades 8-12
Auditions: Sunday August 26 • 5-6 pm
Show Dates: November 8 & 11, 2018

Playmakers Jr. Grades K–1

Kids get a chance to audition, go through rehearsals and put on a performance. A great way for kids to build confidence, learn the importance of team work, experience being on stage and express themselves through creative theatre in a fun and supportive environment.
Who: Kids K-1
When: TBD

Where: Mandel JCC
Where: Mandel JCC

Fee: $70 Members/ $100 Community
To register: Contact Rachel at (216) 831-0700 ext. 1494 • rzake@mandeljcc.org.

Master Class I • Grades 6-8
Be prepared for winter auditions with this two-part class led by Rachel Zake. Topics include what directors are looking for, song choice, cold reads and everything in between.
When: TBD
Fee: $38 Members / $45 Community


Master Class II • Grades 6-8
Advance and hone the skills you learned in the first Master Class! Led by Rachel Zake, topics include what directors are looking for, character development during audition prep and callbacks, fine-tuning cold reads and more.

When: TBD
Fee: $38 Members / $45 Community 


Master Class IV • Grades 6-8
Delve into character building, acting theory and exploration in this 2-part class led by Rachel Zake. Learn how to develop a character and personality in order to create reality on stage. Students must have participated in Master Class I,II,III.
When: TBD
Fee: $43 Members / $55 Community



Audition Workshop • Grades 2-5
Learn how to prepare for your next audition with this two hour workshop led by Rachel Zake.
Fee: $28 Members / $40 Community



Audition Workshop II • Grades 2-5
Learn how to prepare for your next audition with this two hour workshop led by Rachel Zake.
Fee: $28 Members / $40 Community