Vermont Stage Youth Company at Main Street Landing
One longtime dream of ours has been to offer a program for young people which can deepen their exploration of their authentic selves through theatre production and performance.
This work is so important to our community. Performance, by its very nature, fosters courage, it builds confidence, and, most essentially, it sheds light on and understanding of different people and perspectives. These are such vital life skills that our soon-to-be adults will need as they venture off into the wider world.
Now this dream is coming true. Please take a look at our exciting, new, year-round offerings for youth. We hope you will sign up to be a part of it all.
Vermont Stage Youth Company aims to support and challenge the strong voices of the talented youth in our community through the performance and production of theatre. As a member of the Youth Company, students attend weekly company rehearsals, ongoing acting and movement workshops, and weekly Saturday classes. In addition to engaging in deep performance and skill-building work, the Youth Company will be closely tied to our Main Stage productions through master classes with visiting professionals and internships connecting young people to professional artists of Vermont Stage.
IMPORTANT FALL DATES
August 24, 2019
Company Auditions September 14, 2019
These events take place at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center
60 Lake Street, 3rd Floor Burlington, VT 05401
The Summer Youth Company is composed of the production of two plays and one musical. Insert actual language INSERT MORE LANGUAGE ABOUT THE PROGRAM AND WHY IT EXISTS.
Senior Company Summer Play Program.
The Senior Company will be partnering with Human Rights Watch to tell the stories of young people who are recently or currently imprisoned within our own country’s borders as a result of this administration’s immigration policies. The transcripts from HRW interviews with the children and teens in Texas who are separated from their families and unjustly incarcerated in encampments were conducted by Children’s Rights Division senior counsel, Michael Bochenek, Esq. The transcripts will be made available to our young people in an effort to bring the voices and stories to light in a devised theatrical work. As advocates for the young people who are victims of an antagonistic political situation in our own country, the Senior Company are entrusted to share these stories with discipline, artistry, sensitivity, and respect. Mr. Bochenek will be a resource for the Company as the words and stories are brought to light.
Rehearsals and performances take place June 22-July 12, 2019.
For ages 15-20. $650 Tuition Fee.
Senior Company Summer Musical Program.
During this 3-week program, students will work with professional artist educators in mounting a full-scale musical production. This production will combine intensive collaboration and rehearsals culminating in a weekend of shows at Main Street Landing.
Rehearsals and performances take place July 13-August 2, 2019.
For ages 15-20. $650 Tuition Fee.
Junior Musical ? (I thought we were only doing one musical in the summer? I am not sure if I am comfortable with this.)
During the two-week Junior musical ? summer program, students will explore and deepen their skills and capabilities as performers while staging a full-scale musical production. Rehearsals will culminate in a weekend of shows at Main Street Landing.
Rehearsals and performances take place August 3-16, 2019.
For ages 11-14. $650 Tuition Fee.
Registration and more information for the Summer Youth Company will be available January 2020.