School Year

 Young Actors Studio Classes

Let’s Make A Game Show 

4-6th grade; Mondays, October 4 – Nov 22, 6-7:30pm, ($190)

 In this fun and fast-paced class, students will work together to create their very own TV game show complete with wacky commercials, kooky contestants, and ridiculous games. Along the way, we will practice the basics of hosting, short form improv, and performing onstage. Classes culminate in a one-time performance for a live studio audience. 

 This class is taught by improviser and teaching artist Nick Medina, who draws on his years of experience thrilling audiences as a professional auctioneer and event host.

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Come With Me And You’ll Be In A World Of Comedy!

Grades 4-6; Tuesdays, Oct 5 – Nov 23, 6-7:30pm, ($190)

Join us as we explore the foundations of creating a bold comedic character and how to immerse an audience into your world from the stage!  Based on the centuries-old artform, Commedia dell’arte as well as theatrical clowning, this class will focus on physicality, mask work, pantomime and larger than life characterizations. Students will have the chance to create their own characters and masks and present an informal demonstration of their creations for family and friends during the final class.

 This class will be led by veteran comedy specialist, actor and teaching artist, Rachel Chambers, a professional in immersive theater.

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Storytelling Through Song

Grades 6-8; Mondays, October 4 – Nov 22, 6:30-8pm, ($190)

Through a series of fun games and techniques, students will prepare a musical theatre song of their choice. With opportunities to fully explore character, movement, vocal technique, acting styles and performance elements of the song, students will work on and create a ready-to-be-performed piece. This final class will end with an informal showcase for an audience of friends and family. Great preparation for auditions or just for fun!

Storytelling Through Song will be led by Jasonica Moore, an actress and creative new to the Portland area hailing from Texas.

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Storytelling

6-8th grade; Tuesdays, October 5 – Nov 23, 6:30-8pm, ($190)

They say the story is all in the telling; in this class, students will build their storytelling skills and their confidence through acting exercises, group feedback, and practice. Students will get to choose a story and shape it into a compelling 2-3 minute tale. Work will focus on the fundamentals of performing on stage, three act structure, using your voice, and embodying characters. Class culminates in a Storyteller’s Showcase where students will share their narrative with the world!

This class is taught by actor and teaching artist Nick Medina, who knows how to spin a yarn.

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All Classes will be held in-person.  Scholarships Available. Please email rachel@yptproject.org with any questions!

The Young People’s Theatre Project features a variety of after school programming.  Whether it’s our new weekly Young Actors Studio classes for Grades 1 -8, or one of residency programs featuring our multi-talented artistic staff, we have a diverse range of opportunities for students seeking to hone their skills!

Click here for more information about SECOND STAGE RESIDENCIES!