Teen Week 2024 Dates TBA this Fall!
What is Teen Week?
Teen Week is a weeklong musical theatre intensive for Christian teens who want to take their artistic training and their spiritual growth seriously. We invite the best Christian teaching artists from the Broadway and NYC arts community to work with our students, and give them spiritual direction and guidance from the senior ministers of our sponsoring church, Times of Refreshing Christian Centre, NY. Our students attend a Broadway show and get to meet and talk to Broadway professionals. The week culminates in a live student performance for a friendly audience of family and guests, held in Times Square, NYC. It is a life-changing experience for each one of our students, equipping them with new tools spiritually, vocationally, and personally for their calling and destiny.
Check out our Video recap of Teen Week 2023!
Video created by Row Brands
Teen Week 2023 Special Guests and Teaching Artists
Amanda Jane Cooper
Amanda Jane Cooper is delighted to be here! Broadway: Wicked (15th Anniversary & Commercial Glinda); Kristin Chenoweth: For the Girls. 1st & 2nd Nat’l Tour: Glinda
in Wicked. Off-Broadway: The Streets of New York at The Irish Repertory Theatre; Letter From Algeria at Abingdon Theatre Co. & more. Screen: “Glee”, Disney’s “Jessie”, “CSI”, “Bones”, ABC’s “Selfie”, “SVU”, HBO’s “Hello Ladies” & more. BFA, Carnegie Mellon University. @amandajanecoop
Walter Russell III
Walter Russell III is one of the youngest Grammy winners in history for his work on the first opera by a black composer at The MET, Fire Shut Up In My Bones. Walter originated the role of young Michael in MJ on Broadway, where he is currently playing the role of Young Marlon. Before that, he played Young Simba in Disney's The Lion King on tour and on Broadway. TV: "The Good Fight" (Paramount Plus), "Gossip Girl" (HBO Max) and "Let The Right One In" (Showtime).
Laura is a seasoned theatre director/producer, acting teacher, and talent manager. Directing credits include: The Greatest Showman (reading), Next to Normal (Seoul, Tokyo), Cutting-Edge Composers, and several workshops. As Associate Director: Wonder (reading), Make Believe, Next to Normal (Broadway), Superhero (reading), Bandstand (lab), A Very Common Procedure, Satellites, Get What You Need, Kid Simple, Avenue Q, and Landscape of the Body.
Virginia Hart Pike
Virginia Hart Pike is a NYC-based artist and educator. She was the Lecturer in Musical at the King's College for eleven years. Her private voice students have landed many roles on Broadway and regionally. She's worked in many shows on Broadway, in Regional and college theater as a musical director and keyboard player. She is a worship leader at TORCC-NY (torcc.org), and the Artistic Director of REGA Arts. www.virginia-hart-pike.com.
Sonia Jones is proud to be at REGA Teen Week! Performed with Covenant Ballet Theatre, Long Island Ballet Theatre, Saya Spring Dance Theater. Faculty for American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, ABT Young Dancer Summer Workshop, Covenant Ballet Academy, Harlem School of the Arts, Dance Theatre of Harlem. Former Manager, ABT National Training Curriculum and ABT Examiner. @sojoperformingarts
Body Lab Instructor
A graduate of The Swedish Institute and St Olaf College, and a freelance dancer-turned-choreographer, Amanda has more than a decade of hands-on experience in massage and bodywork. Using her signature technique, "Finding Neutral", her BodyLab workshops address the specific physical demands of any audience. She helps dancers, actors, singers, musicians, artists, public speakers and office workers attain a deeper understanding of the "home" they live in. www.themovementhabit.com
Students participating in the REGA Teen Musical Theatre Intensive receive:
one-on-one vocal coaching with an experienced Broadway voice teacher
one-on-one acting coaching with an professional acting teacher
Body lab session with REGA movement expert, Amanda Brewster
Talks with special guests from the Broadway community
Spiritual coaching and guidance in how to invite the Holy Spirit into the process of shaping one’s artistic journey
Ticket to a Broadway show
An opportunity to perform their song at a venue in Times Square
Applications for Teen Week 2024 will open in January!
Get far more individual attention than other weeklong intensives, attend a Broadway show, as well as a live performance opportunity!
Room and board are not included. REGA requires each student to have a guardian over the age of 18 within commuting distance of Times Square for the duration of the intensive. Parents and guardians may not attend classes, but are invited to attend the Broadway show, sessions with invited Broadway guests, and the live showcase. If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some scholarship money is available!