Actin' Up Theatre Troupe


The Actin’ Up Theatre Troupe is a year-round program designed for youth and teens, ages 7-17. This program helps young actors develop a well-rounded understanding of the various aspects of theatre and its process, resulting in a greater appreciation for the arts and film. Participants focus on applying the arts constructively to self-improve and advance their communities; utilizing theatrical techniques to spread positive messages and promote wellness. Upward Thrive Academy, Inc. is a member of the International Thespian Society (troupe# 10110); a middle and high school honors association and our troupe is facilitated by Thespian Alumni.

Theatre presents opportunities for youth to safely enhance critical-thinking and problem-solving skills as they are introduced to new challenges within storylines. Musicals and readings of plays written from antiquity to modern-day, help boost academic vocabulary aptitudes and encourage historical and cultural appreciation. Motivational incentives such as achievement awards inspire participants to aim high to attain program goals.

Performances are presented throughout the local community and on film which helps youth to develop stage presence, public speaking, and other communication skills.  This program is conducted through on-line and in-person trainings, workshops, and in-field events. 

This Summer, Your Child Can Become a MONOLOGUE MASTER!

Monologue Masters is a dynamic 7-week Session about all things Monologue. Monologues are an integral part of any audition process. Therefore, each workshop in this session is designed to help participants master monologues, develop stage presence, and improve acting as well as playwriting skills. This is an awesome opportunity for participants to take their theatre skills to the next level! 

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When: June 22, 2021 – August 14, 2021

Workshops are held virtually and in person.

VIRTUAL: Every Tuesday (1 pm – 3 pm) and Thursday (6 pm – 7 pm)

IN-PERSON: 1st and 3rd Saturdays (3 pm – 5 pm) of each month. In-person locations vary between local parks and school gymnasiums in Charles County.

Help your child master the monologue. Register for Actin’ Up Monologue Masters now! Have questions or need additional information, email