Teen Encounter Ensemble

Encounter 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. During the first half of the season, teens work together to develop a creative community while writing their play. The second half of the season focuses on performance. Encounter 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. The program culminates in a fully staged final production of the play in spring 2015.

Encounter will meet 4:30-6:30 pm every Monday from October 13 to April 13. Our final performance is on Monday, April 13, 2015 in the Pearlstone Theater. 

The application deadline has been extended! 

The 2014/15 Encounter Application and Scholarship Application are due on October 13.

View the Encounter flyer here.

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