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For Teens

The Rose Theater
2001 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 345-4849

For Teens

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The spotlight at The Rose is open to young people of all ages, including teens. Teens programming at The Rose explores a wide range of theatrical interests, including acting, directing, playwriting, costume design, lighting design and much more.

Teens 'N' Theater

teen2Teens ‘N’ Theater provides teens, ages 13 to 18, opportunities to roll up their sleeves and get active in world of theater. The Rose produces several teens-only shows each season, where teen participants are given opportunities to act, direct, write, design and stage manage. Students perform fresh, thought-provoking work at The Rose’s Hitchcock Theater.

Teens ‘N’ Theater is open to high school students who have not yet graduated. There is no cost to participate and the program is open to all interested students. Please note the audition schedule for each show.

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2018-19 Teen Season

teen3The Rose Theater’s innovative Teens ‘N’ Theater program shines the spotlight on Omaha’s teen talent with a season of seven spectacular 2018-19 shows.  The season offers a diverse variety of theater experiences that will take students and audiences on a journey through classic works, original productions and contemporary issues.

Tickets: Teens ‘N’ Theater show tickets are $6 each and available through the Rose Box Office at (402) 345-4849 or at the door on the day of show.  Teens ‘N’ Theater show tickets are not available online.

The Intern Project
Sept. 6 at 7 pm, Sept. 8 at 7 pm, Sept. 9 at 4:30 pm

The Jungle Book
Nov. 15 at 7 pm, Nov. 17 at 4:30 pm, Nov. 18 at 4:30 pm

Pride Players
Jan. 24 at 7 pm, Jan. 26 at 7 pm, Jan. 27 at 4:30 pm

Young, Gifted & Black 
Mar. 7 at 7 pm, Mar. 9 at 7 pm and Mar. 10 at 4:30 pm

Broken Mirror
Apr. 4 at 7 pm, Apr. 6 at 7 pm and Apr. 7 at 4:30 pm

Peter Pan Jr.
Apr. 11 at 7 pm, Apr. 13 at 7 pm, Apr. 14 at 4:30 pm

Young Playwrights Festival
May 2 at 7 pm, May 4 at 7 pm and May 5 at 5:30 pm


Young Playwrights for Change Competition

Enjoy being creative?
Enjoy writing?
Want to see your words come to life?
Want to say something about stopping bullying?
Want to win cool prizes?

The Rose Theater is looking for 10-minute plays, written by teens like YOU!

Rise Up: Fighting for Love and Inclusion in the face of Hatred and Bigotry

Theme & Style Guide
Creative Tips
Format Guide
Entry Form

TYA Website (Please do not apply through this link)

Click here for more information.

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Teen Auditions & Groups

Teen Leadership Council

Represent The Rose’s Teens ‘N’ Theater program around the community by leading discussion and drama activities to help encourage other Omaha area teens share their voice! As a member of Teen Leadership Council, you will be involved firsthand in the TNT season on- and off-stage. The Leadership Council will meet once a month to discuss teen-focused news and community happenings to see how they can further engage the city and other teens through theater.

For more information on how to apply, contact Stephanie Jacobson.


Teens ‘N’ Theaterteenaudition

Teens who have not yet graduated from high school are welcome to attend an information meeting for each Teens ‘N’ Theater show where directors will explain the process for getting each show from concept to final production. Click here for general audition information.

Information meetings for the 2018-19 Teens ‘N’ Theater season will be held:

  • Pride Players
    Wednesday Oct. 24 6:30-8:00pm OR
    Tuesday Oct. 30 6:30-8:00pm
  • Young, Gifted & Black
    Tuesday December 18th 6:30-8:00pm OR
    Thursday January 3rd 6:30-8:00pm
  • Broken Mirror
    Tuesday, January 8th 6:00-8:00pm OR
    Saturday, January 12th 6:00-8:00pm
  • Young Playwrights Festival
    Thursday, March 14th 6:30-8:00pm OR
    Wednesday, March 20th 6:30-8:00pm

Please choose to attend just ONE information meeting per show.
All meetings are held at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68102.


The Rose Brigade

The Rose Brigade is an elite group of musical theater performers who perform pre-shows before select mainstage productions and, in some cases, participate in local and regional competitions. Click here for audition information.


The Dance Lab at The Rose (TDL)

The Dance Lab at The Rose dancers are selected by audition to represent The Rose in local and regional dance competitions and to perform within the community. Click here for audition information.

Teen Classes

The Rose provides a wide range of classes for teens. Whether you are interested in acting, playwrighting, dance or voice, we have a class for you! Beginners or those with a bit more experience will find their place in the spotlight at The Rose. For information, please visit our class search engine here.

Teen Volunteer Team

The Rose’s Teen Volunteer Team helps run the light boards, paint scenery, prepare props and more. Volunteers earn volunteer credit toward free tickets, classes and more. This program gives teens an opportunity to increase their theatrical experience in a professional context, while building relationships with teens who share their interests.

To sign up for the Teen Volunteer Team, email teenvolunteers@rosetheater.orgYou may also complete the online Volunteer Application.

Teen Internship

The Rose offers a Teen Internship to high school juniors who plan to study theater in college. Teen interns work a minimum of 150 hours from June to May, gaining valuable hands-on experience as they contribute to a variety of artistic, educational and administrative projects.

To apply for the Teen Internship, send a letter of interest and resume to Stephanie Jacobson at no later than April 2nd. Click here for an application.