Synetic’s Teen Company is a 8-month, pre-professional training program for teen actors that culminates in a performance on our main-stage. This year, our show will be selected to best showcase the actors who audition. Past shows include Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Lord of the Flies.
Teen Company members gain confidence, discipline, and develop camaraderie with their peers. Artists study and train in a variety of techniques including pantomime, clowning, stage combat, acrobatics movement for the stage in Synetic’s signature style. This year, pending enrollment, we are looking at fielding two Teen Companies: an “Apprentice Teen Company” for beginners and a “Journeyman Teen Company” for more advanced students.
The teen cast works closely with founding company member and master artist Irina Tsikurishvili. Irina is a Helen Hayes award winning actor and choreographer with a wealth of experience. Under the guidance of Synetic Company members, by spring, the teen ensemble has a fully-staged, professional production to go along with an experience of a lifetime! Many Synetic Teen Company alumni have gone on to appear in mainstage Synetic productions, professional productions through Metro DC, and even the silver screen.
NOTE: Synetic is dedicated to providing quality educational opportunities for students regardless of family resources. Partial and Full Scholarships will be awarded for any student with financial need, based on a comparative income analysis. This year, 30% of the Teen Company received a scholarship of some kind.