Performing Arts: Renegade Theater Co.

Seven Directions is now offering performing arts in partnership with Renegade Theater Co! Renegade is a grassroots company for youth, teen and adult performers that strives to push the limits of community theater beyond the norm. Our goal is to shake up the status quo and provide developing performers with opportunities to engage in theater that they can be passionate about and to explore shows and themes that aren’t typically offered in unique ways. We strive to create exciting and profound theatrical experiences that allow our students to grow and learn, not just as on stage performers, but as behind the scenes crew, directing staff and techies, as well as growing as people and as a community.

Renegade theater Co. is committed to putting on high quality productions without undue stress or pressure. Theater should be a fun and positive experience for those creating the shows as well as for the audience. While we work hard and have high standards for our shows, our top priority is always the mental health of our performers and crew. Our goal is theater without the drama. We achieve this by cultivating a staff of adult professionals that are committed to making the theater a safe space for our students and to developing connections with them built on mutual trust, respect and honesty. In addition, we devote much of our rehearsal time to team building, group cooperation and empathy skills, as well as prioritizing the teaching of self awareness and self regulation so that our actors can avoid the emotional stress that often comes with theater. We also have a licensed therapist on staff as a consultant, with many years of experience working with youth theater, who helps us ensure we are supporting our students with best practices in every way possible.

Renegade believes in empowering young performers to explore all realms of the theater experience. We expect all cast members to be directly involved in the creation of costumes, sets, props etc. so they are well rounded and community minded. We train our crew to be competent professionals in tech skills, directing and stage management and give them the same value and respect that is afforded to on stage performers.

We are passionate about helping young performers explore creatively in ways that excite them and in empowering them to create their own theater when they are ready to do so, in addition to the skill building we provide in our adult directed programs. Because of this, Renegade provides a vehicle for teen performers to get the support they need to create theater experiences that previously existed only in their imaginations. We believe that the best way to build a positive future for the performing arts is to actively cultivate future theater professionals by creating stepping stones that allow them to progress beyond the point where our help is needed.

For our inaugural season, we are planning a musical for Fall ‘23, several dramatic plays for Spring ‘24 and a musical, play and hopefully a Shakespeare show for Summer ‘24. In addition, our Life’s A Stage Acting Class, Homeschool Theater Troupe and Musical Theater Choir will have live showcases at the end of each semester, including small cast plays chosen for and performed and directed by the students in Life’s A Stage Spring Semester.

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- Renegade Theater Co. Fall 2024 Classes and Shows -

Life’s A Stage: Acting & Theater Arts Class

  • Do you love Theater? Want to hone your skills as an actor or even learn directing skills? Life's A Stage is a comprehensive theater arts class that will give students a chance to develop their acting skills through a variety of techniques and methods including Meisner, Stanislavski, improv, audition skills, monologues, scene studies and more. Classes are practical, playful, hands on and will be customized to the interests and needs of the students in the group.

  • Instructor: Kyle Vasquez
  • Recommended Ages 13-17
  • Monday 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • $160 per month
  • $510 full semester (if paid up front)

Young Thespians Theater

  • This program is designed to be a fun, stress-free, and supportive space for students who wish to explore theater at a pace that fits each student’s individual wants and needs! The classes meet twice a week on Tuesday & Thursday. Students will explore acting, Shakespeare, and Musical Theater in a fun, stress-free and supportive environment! Students will learn and play acting games and exercises,do some scene work, and create performances together. This is a 2-day a week class.

  • Instructor: Scottie Tsubota
  • Recommended Ages 9-13
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45pm - 6:00pm
  • $200 per month
  • $645 full semester (if paid up front)

Kids Choir:

  • Explore music and learn vocal skills in a supportive and collaborative group environment. Students will learn crucial vocal techniques together as they engage in weekly group singing under the leadership of a master choir instructor culminating with an end of semester recital show. Each class will consist of warm ups, skill building and singing practice in a playful and fun format.
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  • Instructor: Zina Urqhart
  • Recommended for Ages 8-12
  • Wednesday 2:15pm - 3:45pm
  • $140 per month
  • $450 full semester (if paid up front)

Rainbow Choir

  • A mixed-voice choral ensemble for teen singers who self-identify as transgender, intersex, genderqueer, non-binary, or LGBTQIA+. Our goal is to build a creative, empowered, joyful space for our trans and queer youth community, to encourage voices that have been silenced or shamed to grow and be heard and to change how the community thinks about gender identity and music. In addition, this group provides support for teens who are looking for support in developing their gender identity through their voice, both in speaking and in singing, with tips and tools from a highly trained professional. For singers of all skill levels, beginner to experienced, the choir learns and performs music of many styles, builds strong connections and lifts up the community’s strength and struggle through music.

  • Instructor: Jessalyn Levine
  • Recommended Ages 13-19
  • Thursday 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • $100 per month
  • $320 full semester (if paid up front)
  • *No class on 9/26, 10/3 & 11/7


  • Director: Kyle Vasquez
  • Co-Director: Kira Lanou
  • Ages: 12-17
  • Auditions early/mid September
  • Shows 11/15, 11/16, 11/22, 11/23
  • Audition Deposit: $150
  • Please prepare a 1 minute dramatic monologue
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Fall Crew Workshop

  • Cast and crew for our summer musical will work together to create the sets, props, costumes, lighting and sound for the show under the guidance of professionals with years of experience in the field. *We do not expect the entire crew to be present all day every weekend. There will be a flexible schedule designed with crew conflicts in mind of various educational workshops and work days. We will send more info upon registration.
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  • Program Lead/Mentor: Haylee Trowbridge
  • Ages 13-17
  • Star date: 9/21, End date: 12/21
  • Saturdays 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • $150 for Full Semester


    • Director: Kyle Vasquez
    • Ages: 18+
    • Auditions: November 2024
      *The role of Sally Bowles has been pre-cast
    • Shows: February 2025
    • Audition Deposit: $100
    • Please prepare a 1 minute dramatic monologue & 1 minute vocal solo