Location: Auburn, Roseville, and Rocklin
Medium: Acting, Classes, Comedy, Performing Arts, Theater, and Workshops
Take Note Troupe is a bunch of committed enthusiasts striving to change the world through uplifting productions, PLAY THEORY workshops, and award winning adaptations of Shakespeare. Over the years TNT has mentored hundreds of youth and served thousands more in the community. TNT strengthens society by providing young people a safe environment to develop valuable life skills and an opportunity to serve through theatrical performance.
Fundamental to our programs is PLAY THEORY. Developed by our founder, LaRee Florence, the PLAY THEORY principles are based on improv rules and cognitive behavior therapy that changes lives and helps those who apply it to choose happiness. In a world where teenagers struggle with depression, anxiety, and a lack of empathy, PLAY THEORY helps them learn to find joy and to spread it.
Take Note Troupe is primarily a youth development organization and is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.
In 2003, two teens asked their mothers to teach them about Shakespeare. They gathered a small group of their peers and committed to staging a scaled down production of The Tempest for friends in the backyard, which led to what has become an annual community tradition of Shakespeare in the Park. In 2017, TNT gave eight Free-To-The-Public performances of The Taming of the Shrew in Meadow Vista, Auburn, Lincoln, Roseville, Rocklin, and Folsom, as well as a ticketed performance to benefit the Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center, and a field trip performance for middle school students. In all, nearly 5,000 people in our community saw the show. Our reach expands each year, both with participants as well as audiences.
Through the years, TNT has expanded its offerings to include improv classes, a musical each fall, workshops, and musicals for elementary and middle-school aged children, summer camps, and a “varsity” Improv team, On The Spot, who perform monthly for the public. Additionally, TNT offers PLAY THEORY workshops in the community. For the last four years, TNT members have given a free, weekly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy workshop using PLAY THEORY for at-risk youth in Koinonia foster programs. These workshops, although supervised by an adult, are youth-led, which benefits both the youth giving the workshop and those learning in the workshop.
In 2023 Take Note Troupe celebrates its 20th anniversary of its inception and Shakespeare in the Park.
The Take Note Troupe Studio features a lobby, several rooms for classes and workshops, and a small stage for intimate performances.
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9011 Foothills Blvd., Suite 130, Roseville, CA, 95747, United States
Auburn, Roseville, and Rocklin
Hours Of Operation
Our hours vary – please see https://takenotetroupe.org for current events and classes.