The Young People’s Theatre Project has school-year opportunities designed especially for elementary and middle, and high school students. Our YOUNG ACTORS STUDIO classes focus on a range of theatre skills, with fun hands-on activities for many skill/experience levels.
WHAT IS YOUNG ACTORS’ STUDIO?
YAS is The Project’s series of studio classes for student actors with high interest and motivation levels for participation and training in theatre. Fall, winter, and spring sessions for elementary and middle school meet once per week in the evening, focusing on a specific area of theatre skills and performance. One-time intensives are designed for the busy high school student.
Classes are taught by local theatre professionals, some of whom started out as Project students themselves! Most multi-week sessions feature an informal demo presentation—giving students the opportunity to showcase the skills they’ve acquired—in front of an audience of friends and family. Classes are held in the Performing Arts Center at Jesuit High School.
For High School students, the Young Actors Studio takes the form of periodic workshop “intensives” with a specific focus, based around a special guest artist or opportunity, often just one exciting session long. Please see below for current High School intensive opportunities.
PREVIOUS YOUNG ACTORS STUDIO CLASS THEMES:
- Character Creation
- Musical Theatre
- Dance for the Theatre
- Stage Combat
- Page to the Stage
- Preparing your character
- Clowning/Physical Theatre