Chicago: Teen Edition













“Sweeney Todd”







Fall Cabaret



“In The Heights!”



“Mamma Mia”


Cast to be announced here Jan 24th, 2022!


Watch this space, it’s coming soon!




















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Who We Are!

The Free Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)3, student-run, tuition-free company for students in 9th-12th grade who are passionate about creating theater. Through our mentorship and advisory program, students are trained to be leaders in the creative and production processes, taking on the positions of Director, Music Director, Choreographer, and Stage Manager, and Crew/Design Leads for our full-scale fall and spring musical productions. Students are supported by a team of mentors, working professionals in DC/MD/VA theatre, who serve as resources and advisors throughout the year. 



Advisory Board

 Pictures and Bios HERE!

The Free Theatre Non-Discrimination Policy: The Free Theatre shall not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, sex, race, color, background, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, physical, mental or sensory disability, matriculation, socio-economic status, political or religious opinion, or affiliation in any of its policies, procedures or practices.



as of 01/22/2022

We are planning for in-person auditions, rehearsals and performances but are very aware of the current COVID situation. We are prepared to adjust our expectations and practices at any time with regards to increases/decreases in case numbers, and the comfort level of our company members.

Everyone in the space will remain masked 100% of the time, and is required to present proof of vaccination, that will be kept on file. Snacks and water breaks will be held outdoors. If students are ill, they are asked to stay home. They may participate via Zoom if need be.

Although it’s not our preference, we are prepared to switch plans to hold auditions, callbacks and/or rehearsals over Zoom at any time. Hopefully this won’t be necessary, but health and safety is always our priority. At this time we are still aiming for an in-person performance in June, following federal, state and local protocols at that time.



As an actively antiracist organization, we are condemning, speaking up, and taking action against systemic racist practices and microaggressions in theatre and in the greater community.

* We are committed to diverse, color-conscious casting, and expansive hiring of BIPOC designers, board members and staff.

* We are learning from BIPOC leaders in the community about ways we can effectively usher change into our lives and communities.

* We are retooling our programs to engage in the work that needs to be done to amplify BIPOC voices and those of other marginalized communities.

* We are striving to be leaders in active antiracism, and we welcome and encourage your engagement.

* We have formed an internal committee to actively focus on becoming an antiracist theater company. BIPOC are represented and amplified in the fiber of our organization.





The Free Theatre is funded in part by generous contributions from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, The Nora Roberts Foundation, and the Maryland State Arts Council.