Teen & Adult Classes

The following classes for teens and adults will all be at our rehearsal space at 51 Main Street, Bangor.

Young Adult Performance Conservatory (15-18)

The conservatory offers intensive instruction in the craft of acting. Students are able to attend sessions separately, but are encouraged to sign up for both sessions of the conservatory, as the class sessions will culminate in a public performance of a contemporary play in Session 2.

Fall: September 9-Nov 25; Mondays, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Spring: January 6-April 5 Mondays 6:00PM-8:00PM
One Session: $350, Series: $650, Teacher: Christie Robinson


Junior Performance Conservatory* (Ages 12-14)

The conservatory offers the chance to work with a professional acting teacher each session and work on challenging material designed to help student grow as actors. Each session will culminate in a public performance at 51 Main Street.

Fall: September 9-November 3rd; Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30PM
Teacher: Dan Hanchrow
Spring: January 6-April 5; Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30PM-5:30PM
Teacher: Ben Layman
Session 1: $425, Session 2: $500, Series: $832

*Entry to this program is by audition only. Contact Ben Layman to schedule an audition.


Adult Improv*

Curriculum designed by ImprovAcadia 

*Teens by permission of teacher. 

YES AND, I CAN DO IT! (Level 1)

Through a series of easy to learn warm-ups, improv games and scene work, you’ll master the basics of improvisation. No experience necessary. Being
funny is not required but being agreeable is!

September 11-October 30; Wednesdays, 7PM-9PM


Students will move on to improvising two person scenes which are the cornerstone of all improvisation. Get ready to work on listening and responding, supporting your classmates and creating something out of nothing!

January 8-February 27; Wednesdays, 7PM-9PM


You’ll take your sharply honed scene work skills and tackle your first long form improvisation. You’ll learn to improvise an original piece of theater
with nothing more than a couple of chairs, your trusted class mates and your collective sense of humor.

March 11-April 29; Wednesdays, 7PM-9PM

One Session: $250, Series: $675


To Register:

Online, call or visit the box office in person, or mail in a completed form found on our brochure. For any questions, call the Director of Education (207) 947-6618 x107 or email education@penobscottheatre.org

Download the Dramatic Academy Brochure

A nonrefundable deposit of 50% of the total cost is due at the time of registration. To redeem the sibling or multiple program discount, or to pay in installments, you must register by mail or phone.