Teen Performance Ensemble & Children's Theater

Since 1996, the Teen Performance Ensemble has provided on-the-job training in musical theater skills to aspiring actors of high school age. In 2000, Prince George’s Children’s Theatre was established to give more teen performers the opportunity to earn money during the summer while enhancing their abilities in acting, singing, and dance.

These two theater companies present original, one-act musical plays, written by local playwrights and directed by theatrical professionals, to children enrolled in M-NCPPC’s Summer Playgrounds and Camps. Over 100 performances are scheduled through the summer months. Graduates of these two troupes have gone on to study at some of the premier drama departments in the nation. From there, they have become professional actors, radio personalities, playwrights, and theatrical directors. Auditions are open in the Spring to any student 16 years of age or older. If selected, actors will earn an hourly wage while providing live entertainment for their younger peers and gaining valuable experience.

Auditions for the 2022 Prince George’s Children’s Theater 

Prince George’s Children’s Theater invites talented young performers to audition for a new musical theater production.

Escape From the Cyberverse

When two rival gamers are asked to test out a mysterious new game, they suddenly find themselves trapped inside a virtual universe. As they explore this new world, they discover that the game designer plans to control the minds of children! Will they be able to work together to make it back to reality and stop this dangerous game from hitting the market?

New Additional Audition Date: May 9 from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Audition Location: The Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly, MD 20784

Prepare for your Audition: Memorize a 1-minute speech of your choice. Wear comfortable clothing and sport shoes suitable for a dance audition. Be ready to sing a song.

This is a spring and summer job opportunity. Teens aged 16 years and older, residing in Prince George’s County, are eligible to audition. If selected, you will need to be fingerprinted and will be hired as a part-time employee of the Department of Parks and Recreation, to perform in a one-act musical play at Parks and Recreation Summer Camp locations. Selected actors will need to provide Covid19 vaccination certificates. No pre-registration is needed, come to the Publick Playhouse and sign in on May 9 starting at 6:30 pm.

Rehearsals will be held during May and June, Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm, at The Publick Playhouse. Actors must have own transportation to and from the rehearsal location.

For additional information, contact the Performing Arts Specialist, Christel Stevens, christel.stevens@pgparks.com.