The houselights dim. The crowd falls to hush. The theatre experience is about to begin.
This isn’t it your typical play though.
During this play, every child is on stage at once. If you look behind the stage of students you will see all student-created set design pieces made specifically for this performance. In the background is a multi-media display with music blaring and pictures flashing by, again, all made by students.
This is not your typical play, this is Young Actors Theatre where the motto is theater for everyone. Young Actors Theater, or YAT for short, is more than just rehearsing and performing a play. Students are more than just actors; they do it all here. YAT calls it self-empowerment theater and from the moment the production starts you can see why. The kids own this play. They should feel this way too, after all, they are the ones that wrote it, created it, choreographed it, designed it, built and performed it.
YAT sees itself as doing more than putting on plays. YAT is building the creative class of the future.With ongoing classes throughout the year, kids have the option of joining season-long sessions either as actors, working on stage management, designing/making costumes, or creating video.
YAT also offers a large selection of week-long summer classes for all different ages.
Sandbox Summer Camp is available for Kindergarten – 3rd graders.
Kids will create and rehearse an original story each week, with a 10 minute showcase on Friday. Sandbox Summer Camp is $125/ week. It meets Monday-Friday from 9am-11am at the Athenaeum. Discounts available for siblings and multiple week signups.
June 12-16 – Little Red Riding Hood
June 19-23 – Jack and the Beanstalk
June 26-30 – Peter Pan
July 10-14 – Rapunzel
July 17-21 – Hansel & Gretel
July 24-28 – The Pied Piper
Register for Sandbox Summer Camp here
SuperMe Camp is available for 4th-8th graders.
SuperMe Camp is designed to empower kids through improv, production design, character development, and much more. SuperMe Camp is $275/week. It meets Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm at the Anthenaeum. Sibling discount available. Weekly Camps run from June 12th – July 28th
Register for SuperMe Camp here.
Acting Bootcamp is available for 9th-12th graders
Acting Bootcamp is your change to learn different acting techniques, study scenes more in-depth and even try acting for the first time! Acting Bootcamp is $200/week. It meets Monday-Friday from 1pm-5pm at the Anthenaem. Camps are offered June 19-23 and July 10-14.
Registration coming soon!
Young Actors Theatre is a theatre company like none other, with goals and aspirations like nothing else, which is why you shouldn’t be surprised to know their goal is to be “The first theatre on the moon.”