Teen Programs (13 – 18 year-olds)

Our Teen Programs are designed to support and foster the development of young artists. The School of Drama is a place where young people can acknowledge and understand their complicated worlds through self awareness and a deepened connection with their peers, while developing tools for confidence and problem solving.

Fall 2019 Session

Acting Essentials: Monologues for Live/Online Auditions | #452

Instructor: Lillian Myers
The perfect package for any auditions!

If you’re a serious young actress or actor, who wants to be fully prepared for any audition, this is the ideal class to create an invaluable video  of your auditions which can be used for required applications for schools, to submit for online auditions and for your archives. You will each work on two contrasting monologues: one dramatic and one comedic chosen by the instructor, to feature your strengths. You will learn to free yourself of inhibitions, explore dramatic arcs and most importantly, have fun! This class is taught by a theater artist who has worked globally due to the benefits of digital auditions and online pledges for fundraising campaigns! The class will culminate with a video of your monologues for your personal use and a showcase presentation for family and friends on a date TBD.

September 12–November 14, Thursdays, 4:00–6:00pm PM (10 weeks)
Rehearsal Hall, 10 student maximum
Tuition: $275

Shakespeare Twelfth Night | #445 (Ages 9-15)

Instructor: Eileen Nagle M.Ed
A kid-friendly approach to Shakespeare!

A fast-paced, hilarious. rendition of Twelfth Night. Using improv and creative costuming, actors will create a delightful fast action summary of Twelfth Night.

Given an abridgement of Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night, a comedy, where mistaken identities result in a hilarious mix up of love and loyalties, you will take on various roles to act out, in 30 minutes or less, the bumbling attractions of royalty and ship-wrecked survivors. Improv, high energy and a straight face will create a rollicking production with music. Persons wishing to solely help out backstage and with stage managing are warmly welcome to join as assistant stage managers. You will learn acting and improv techniques, and will discover that Shakespeare can be hilarious and quite user friendly. Assistant stage managers will learn how to hold rehearsals and performance together.

September 11-November 13, Wednesdays 4–5:30 PM (10 weeks)
Rehearsal Hall, 12 student maximum
Tuition: $185


Juliet Noonan
Director of Education

(707) 523-4185 ext.122 (message box only)


6th Street Playhouse School of Drama offers limited need‐based scholarships to families for whom program tuition is a hardship. The intent is to give opportunities to youth who may not otherwise be able to afford them.

Download the application here. Completed applications should be sent to education@6thstreetplayhouse.com or to the address below:

Attn: Juliet Noonan, Director of Education
6th Street Playhouse School of Drama
52 W 6th Street, Santa Rosa CA 95401


We understand that you may find a class is not what you expected, or that life circumstances may change after you enroll. If you choose to withdraw, you may submit written notification prior to the second class. A $35 processing fee will be applied to defer costs plus prorate for classes attended. A check for the remaining balance will be sent in approximately two weeks. There will be no make-up classes or refunds for missed classes.

Winter 2019-2020 Session Coming Soon!