Our 6th Season Begins!
Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady and her friends devise a “Revenge Party” to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.
Adapted from Fey’s hit 2004 film, Mean Girls was nominated for a staggering 12 Tony Awards. This queen-bee took Broadway by storm and has joined the musical in-crowd. And now, so can you with Mean Girls High School Version!
Auditions: August 27, 2023 Shows: January, 26-28, 2024
9 to 5
Chicago: Teen Edition
In The Heights
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 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.
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.
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Sunday, Aug 27th, 12-6pm at BlackRock Center for the Arts!
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PRODUCTION & AUDITION INFO (Please read before applying)
All roles are open, and we aim to always create a diverse company on and off the stage.
Auditioners must be in grades 9-12 as of September 1st, 2023.
Our Creative, Design, Production and Admin Teams are all headed by students. Leadership positions for this show will be announced by August 12th!
We have recently received generous grants from:
The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County
AND The Maryland State Arts Council!
We have also added a Patron Accessibility Mentor, and a student coordinator to our Admin Team!
The Free Theatre is committed to creating a more accessible experience for all members of the community who want to attend our productions. We welcome Rooster Skylar Sultan to our Mentor Team, and we will share new information as it develops!
OUR ANTIRACISM PLEDGE:
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.