The Round House Theatre Teen Performance Company is a season-long pre-professional program for the next generation of theatre artists. The program exposes teen artists to all the elements that are required to bring a professional production to the stage and culminates in a world premiere production for which the student company serve as director, dramaturg, designers, actors, and stage managers. In addition to working on the production under the guidance of RHT staff and artists, students selected gain behind–the-scenes access to RHT productions and attend special events and master classes with RHT Artists.
The program culminates in The Sarah Metzger Memorial Play which is directed, designed, stage managed, and performed by the Teen Performance Company. The 2020-2021 Teen Performance Company performances will take place March 12-14, 2021 at Round House Theatre in Bethesda.

Join the 2020-2021 Teen Performance Program

For more details about the RHT Teen Performance Program Click Here.

Applications are being accepted for DIRECTORS, DRAMATURGS, STAGE MANAGERS, RUN CREW, COSTUME, LIGHTING, SOUND, AND SET/PROPS DESIGNERS:  Submit your application no later than May 1, 2020.

Director Application Form (or click here for print-at-home application)
Dramaturg Application Form (or click here for print-at-home application)
Stage Manager and Crew Application Form (or click here for print-at-home application)
Designer (Lighting, Sound, Costumes, Set/Props) Application Form (or click here for print-at-home application)

ACTORS:  Auditions will be held in June 2020. To sign up to receive move information, email: TPC@RoundHouseTheatre.org

Questions? Email TPC@RoundHouseTheatre.org

History of The Sarah Metzger Memorial Play

The Sarah Metzger Memorial Play honors the memory of Sarah Emily Metzger, an active member of the theatre community in her school and at Round House, who was killed in an automobile accident during her freshman year of college. One of the Round House family’s lasting memories of Sarah is that, while still a high school student, she independently mounted a full-scale theatre production. Wishing to expand on the opportunities offered by her high school’s theatre department, Sarah worked to raise funds, secure facilities and a production staff, market and promote her production, and direct a full-length play.

After her passing, Sarah’s family worked with Round House to create The Sarah Metzger Memorial Fund as a tribute to the inspiring young woman. Through the generosity of many contributors, the fund provides the financial resources each season for similarly passionate and motivated high school students to create a fully-realized production with a professional theatre company.

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