Encounter: High School Ensemble Theater

In this time of transition while our building is undergoing renovations, we are scaling back our teen theater ensemble, Encounter, until we can re-imagine it in the context of the new studio space: The Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Education Center 

This year will be a "bridge" year to connect the powerful legacy of the program to an exciting future. Students will meet approximately once a month to spend time with other young theater artists, to see Center Stage productions, and to participate in theater workshops.

Tuition is $100 and scholarships are available. Apply now!

Encounter Deadline – EXTENDED!  Please submit your form by Friday, October 21.

Encounter 2016/17:

Sat, Oct 22, 2016 (12 – 6 pm) – theater workshop

Sat, Nov 12, 2016 (all day) – trip to New York City for theater workshops and to see a play

Tue, Nov 29, 2016 (6 pm workshop; 8 pm show) – workshop and dinner, then see Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) at Center Stage

Mon, Jan 16, 2017 (all day) – Martin Luther King Day – Day of Service, followed by theater workshop

Tue, Feb 28, 2017 (6 pm workshop; 8 pm show) – workshop and dinner, then see The White Snake at Center Stage

Tue, Mar 21, 2017 (6 pm workshop; 8 pm show) – workshop and dinner, then see Twisted Melodies at Center Stage

Mon, Apr 17, 2017 (all day) – theater workshops with DreamYard Bronx Acting Ensemble

Tue, May 23 (6 pm workshop; 8 pm show) –workshop and dinner, then see Jazz at Center Stage


About Encounter

Encounter is Center Stage’s theater ensemble for talented teens in grades 9–12 grades. The program aligns itself with national service initiatives around the country to train young adults and teens as artists working in public service. The ensemble-based performance program is also a leadership training program. For Encounter, playwriting and performance work demand both leadership skills and a desire to be of service to the community. Our unique collaborative process weaves the stories of students from across the state of Maryland together into one play.

Students are guided through a unique performance training process that develops their own distinctive presence and style. Students are trained as individual thinkers and innovators. The training, both physical and contemplative, draws on the principles of varied training methods and physical disciplines.

For more information, call Community Programs & Education at 410.986.4050 or email education@centerstage.org.


Encounter is sponsored by PNC Charitable Trust