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Green Tea & Little Green Tea

Sweet Tea Shakespeare's Youth & Children's Companies

Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s Youth Company is not just another acting class or after-school theater program!

Our youth companies give your child the skills to be a successful actor and a leader. Green Tea Students Will Gain:

  • Confidence and Empathy
  • Teamwork
  • Public Speaking
  • A Love of Language
  • Creativity

Students will collaborate alongside theater professionals as our teachers foster a caring, nurturing, and peaceful environment. Your child will be encouraged to be kind, respectful, and a role model for others.

Programming includes

  • Monthly workshops and ensemble sessions, currently held via Zoom, to work on personal and ensemble development with a dedicated instructor.
  • Periodic after-school and break theater camps — Shakespeare Boot-camp — held with STS teaching artists. The daily camp’s acting classes will explore ways of using voices, language, and bodies to tell stories based on Shakespeare and other classic writers.
  • A production afternoon/evening camp experience in the Fall based on a classic title chosen with students.
  • Access to monthly acting classes, workshops, and interviews with STS and other theater professionals.
  • College, community, and professional audition and portfolio prep.
  • Participation in STS main stage performances.
  • Free tickets for all STS performances.
  • Guaranteed membership in the STS adult company upon successful completion of Green Tea programming.
  • Apprenticeships, Internships, and observing experiences in STS rehearsals with professional actors and musicians.

Our Youth Company programming serves two age groups

  • Green Tea provides theatre experience for students from ages 12 to 18.
  • Little Green Tea provides theatre experience for students from ages 4 to 11.

**Though the acting classes will be split into two age groups, performances will include the entire group**
Dates, Registration, and Audition Details HERE!


Sweet Tea Shakespeare offers two ways to pay for our youth programming:

  • BEST VALUE!  A Monthly Subscription through Patreon starting at the Tad but Triumphant level of $40 a month
    • Includes access to all programming throughout the year.
    • Discounts for Military Families as part of our Blue Star Theatres program ($10 off per student!)
    • Multi-child discounts are available ($10 off per family!)
    • Covers all monthly tuition costs.
  • Pay Per Program through our tickets page.  Pay a standalone fee for individual programs as they happen.
    • $45 per monthly workshop. Competitive rates for periodic camps and productions.
    • Package and Multi-child discounts are available.

Want to see for yourself what Green Tea is all about? Join us online April 10th to see our production of The Sea Voyage! 

Meet the Instructors

Traycie Kuhn-Zapata

(Green Tea – pictured lower left) is a graduate of Fayetteville State University’s BA Theatre program, drama faculty at Cumberland County’s Southview High School, and a Master in Sweet Tea Shakespeare. She’s worked with Green Tea for over two years and regularly appears on stage as an actor and singer with the company.

Taj Allen

(Green Tea – pictured lower right) is a Master in Sweet Tea Shakespeare. He’s working with Green Tea alongside Traycie for two years and regularly appears on stage as an actor and singer with the company.

Nathan Pearce

(Little Green Tea) is a graduate of Southeastern University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Theatre Arts. He is also the music and drama teacher at Riverside Christian Academy. Nathan has been in numerous Sweet Tea productions. While he is new to Little Green Tea, he enjoys having the opportunity to let his “inner child” shine through and teach children the magic of theatre.

“Love is the strongest choice.”

At Sweet Tea Shakespeare, we believe in love. Love for the text, for the artists, and for the audience. When confronted with any challenge in these wonderful texts, we seek to see how far choosing love will get us.

The Sea Voyage Trailer