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YOUTH PROGRAM 2013-2014

 

Registration is open to all, regardless of experience or income.
All classes located at the Bathhouse Theater on Greenlake
7312 West Green Lake Drive N, 98103 (unless otherwise noted)

We've made big changes to our registration process!

Read more here!

 

Theater Tech Classes
For descriptions of our tech classes and other information, visit our technical class page.

Upcoming Performances
Read all about the exciting Youth Program performances this season!

Tuition Assistance Available
We greatly appreciate receiving your tuition assistance form at the time of registration! For more info visit our tuition assistance page.

Pay Tuition Balances
Do you need to pay your balance for a class? Please complete our tuition balance form.

2013 - 2014 YOUTH SCHEDULE
Dates & shows subject to change. Approximate registration dates noted in sidebar.

SPRING 2014

MAGGIE'S DINER
directed by Wayne Rawley

written by Frank Garland

Maggie’s Diner is on the brink of financial ruin and the café’s sole waitress, Liz, doesn’t know how to save it until Linda and her Truthseeker Movement start holding meetings there.  The money starts rolling in, but along with the crush of new customers comes a flood of painful accusations and revelations, forcing Liz and her loyal regulars at Maggie’s Diner to face the consequences of telling the truth.  The bonds of friendship inside the diner are stretched to the breaking point as the movement becomes a full-blown phenomenon and the Truthseekers’ demands spill out of the diner and into the street.

Rehearsals: March 18-May 2, Tues/Thurs, 4-6pm
Tech Week: April 28-May 2, Mon-Fri, 4-6pm
Performances:
Friday May 2, 7pm
Saturday May 3, 2pm & 7pm
Sunday May 4, 7pm

Cost: $325
Grades: 7-12

This class has filled. To be placed on the waitlist, please email Simon.

 

TALES OF A 5TH GRADE SOMEBODY
directed by Shawn Belyea

A humorous look at the myths and the truths of being in 5th grade - from the perspective of 4th graders, 6th graders, teachers, parents - and of course, the 5th graders themselves! This original theater piece draws from popular books, movies, and music as well as your own words to create a truly unique play. 5th grade will never look the same again!

Rehearsals: March 24-April 23, Mon/Wed, 4-6pm
Performances:
Friday April 25, 7pm
Saturday April 26, 2pm & 7pm
Sunday April 27, 2pm

Cost: $300
Grades: 4-6

This class has filled. To be placed on the waitlist, please email Simon.

Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

MARIA MOREVNA
directed by Steven Sterne

Ivan doesn't want to be a hero, but fate has other plans! When this gentle young man sets off on pleasant journey to visit his sisters, he meets up with some truly intimidating people, including warrior princess Maria Morevna, evil wizard Koshchei the Deathless, and fearsome witch Baba Yaga. Ivan's kindness and daring help him fight the villains, make new friends, and win the princess's heart.

Come join us for this classic Russian folktale, newly adapted by Jennifer Dice.

Rehearsals: March 29-May 3, Saturdays, 10am-12pm
*Note: March 29 rehearsal from 1-3pm*
Final Sharing: Saturday May 3, 12pm

Cost: $175
Grades: 2-5

This class has filled. To be placed on the waitlist, please email Simon.

 

THE CHERRY ORCHARD
directed by Shana Bestock

A genuine, truthful comedy of the absurd, of great poignancy and delicious ridiculousness. Chekhov's classic is a Russian Downtown Abbey, full of characters who live at the brink of laughter and tears, in lives both great and inconsequential.

The Story: At the turn of the 20th century, world traveler Lyubov returns to her estate in rural Russia to reunite with her brother Gayev and two daughters, Anya and Varya. She's been gone for over five years after the death of her young son and finds a house full of servants and neighbors eager to start again. Lyubov returns to face not only her memories, but debts that threaten her ownership of the estate. Servant-turned-businessman Lopakhin, tries in vain to bring the family into the future, as they cling resolutely to the only way of life they've known. Filled with sparkling characters, romance and whimsy, The Cherry Orchard is Chekhov's triumphant exploration of our tumultuous, absurd lives.

Rehearsals: Monday/Thursdays, April 7-May 15
Tech Dates: Sun, May 18 - Wed, May 21, 6-9pm
Performances:
Saturday May 24, 2pm
Sunday May 25, 7pm
Monday May 26, 7pm
Saturday May 31, 2pm
Sunday June 1, 7pm

Cost: $325
Grades: Advanced Youth Ensemble. Registration is now closed.

Registration has closed for this production.

Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

SUMMER 2014
(grade levels refer to grade a student will be entering in the fall)

 

THE ADVENTURES OF DON QUIXOTE
directed by Shawn Belyea

The classic tale of chivalry and lunacy. The hilariously awful adventures of Don Quixote are a series of unfortunate events as a delusional madman believes himself to be a knight, and gets in all sorts of scrapes, brawls, and misunderstanding. Comedy, tragedy, and farce collide in this high-energy production.

Rehearsals: June 23 - July 10, Mon - Thu, 5pm - 8pm
Performances:
Friday, July 11, 7pm
Saturday, July 12, 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, July 13, 2pm

Cost: $380
Grades: 5th - 8th

This class has filled. To be placed on the waitlist, please email Simon.

Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

1001 NIGHTS
directed by Shana Bestock

Tales of love, madness, comedy, and dreams. Scheherazade's cliffhanger stories prevent her husband, the cruel ruler Shahryar, from murdering her, and after 1,001 nights, Shahryar is cured of his madness, and Scheherazade returns to her family. With opportunities for singing, dancing, richly drawn characters, poetry and slapstick, this wonderful blend of the lesser-known tales from Arabian Nights is all about how the magic of storytelling holds the power to change people.

Rehearsals: June 23 - July 18, Mon - Fri, 1pm - 4pm
Performances:
Friday, July 18, 7pm
Saturday, July 19, 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, July 20, 2pm

Cost: $480
Grades: 9th - 12th

This class has filled. To be placed on the waitlist, please email Simon.

Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

THE MIKADO

directed by Kelly Kitchens
music direction by Barbara Jamison

The popular collaboration with Seattle Opera continues with this manga-style production of The Mikado! One of Gilbert & Sullivan's most accomplished and entertaining works, the story is set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu, in which flirting is a capital offense. The Mikado tells the story of a wandering minstrel who falls in love with the fair Yum-Yum, who just so happens to be engaged to the town's newly appointed Lord High Executioner. A deliciously intelligent satire, the Japanese setting allowed Gilbert and Sullivan to slyly mask their commentary on contemporary British society. Our colorful reimagining of this surprisingly modern tale of star-crossed lovers updates the traditional silk kimonos of ancient Japan with vibrant Harajuku fashions, and a wild, punky mix of colors and styles.

Rehearsals: July 7 - Aug 1, Mon - Fri, 9am - 12pm
Performances:
Friday, August 1, 7pm
Saturday, August 2, 7pm
Sunday, August 3, 2pm

Cost: $550
Grades: 4th - 8th

Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 26

 

CHILDREN OF THE CORN KING

directed by Steven Sterne
written by Jennifer Dice

This comic-tragic farce combines the finest elements of King LearThe Children of the Corn and The Omnivore's Dilemma! When John Deere, King of the Iowa corn producers, decides to retire he must choose one of his three daughters to take over the family farm. The false dealings of those he loves drives him mad. But it's not his fevered imagination that created the strange creatures discovered living on the property. They have a much more sinister history!  This production promises to be every bit as weird, and as fun, as it sounds; hope you can join us!

Rehearsals: July 12- Aug 16, Sat, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Performances:
Saturday, August 16, 12:00pm

Cost: $200
Grades: 2nd - 5th

Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
directed by Emily Purington

This summer we're taking Taming of the Shrew to the high seas - prepare for a wild voyage through one of Shakespeare's earliest and most controversial comedies about a strong-willed couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play’s equivocal conclusion. There are many exciting questions to ask with this screwball comedy, and we'll be answering with plenty of slapstick, gender-bending, and pirates!

Rehearsals: July 14 - Aug 7, Mon - Thu, 5pm - 8pm
Performances:
Friday, August 8, 7pm
Saturday, August 9, 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, August 10, 2pm

Cost: $450
Grades: 5th - 8th

Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

AS YOU LIKE IT
directed by Shana Bestock

Shakespeare's comedy, set in 1990s Vegas, where Rosalind and Celia escape the monied cruelty of their high-rolling parents and run away to the idylls of the Burning Man festival. There, they encounter artists, musicians, and a different way of living and loving. All the world's a stage!

Rehearsals: July 21 - Aug 15, Mon - Fri, 1pm - 4pm
Performances:
Friday, August 15, 7pm
Saturday, August 16, 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, August 17, 2pm

Cost: $480
Grades: 9th - 12th

This class has filled. To be placed on the waitlist, please email Simon.

Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

THE WIZARD OF OZ
directed by Kaya Wynn

Glinda, Dorothy, the Wicked Witch, and the Cowardly Lion! Come skip through the Emerald City with Seattle Public Theater. In this one-week, all-day theater intensive we will explore the aspects of theater both on and off the stage, looking not only at character, but also setting, costumes and most importantly imagination. So come spin from Kansas to Oz and back again.

Rehearsals: June 23 - July 3, Mon - Fri, 9am - 12pm
Final Sharing :
Friday, July 3, 11am

Cost: $250
Grades: 1st - 3rd

Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

THE LITTLE PRINCE
directed by Kaya Wynn

Where is the Little Prince? Where has he gone? Where is he going? What faraway worlds will he visit on his quest? Using our bodies, voices and imaginations we will bring the many planets of Saint-Exupery to life. The class will culminate with a sharing for friends and family. 

Rehearsals: Aug 4 - Aug 15, Mon - Fri, 9am - 12pm
Final Sharing :
Friday, August 15, 11am

Cost: $280
Grades: 2nd - 6th

Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

THE SPEAR CARRIERS
directed by Steven Sterne

When aging actor and convicted embezzler Victor Duke is released from prison, he is determined to get revenge on the Broadway producer whose testimony landed him behind bars. To do so, he calls upon friends from both his criminal and theatrical past and plans a daring heist that will take place onstage before an unsuspecting audience. But are all of the gang members going to play their parts - or is one of them planning to steal the stage and pull a double-cross? This new play by Jennifer Dice is a crime caper for those who enjoy action, humor and backstage intrigue.

Rehearsals: Aug 18 - Aug 22, Mon - Fri, 9am - 3pm
Final Sharing :
Friday, August 22, 3pm

Cost: $260
Grades: 4th - 8th

This class has filled. To be placed on the waitlist, please email Simon.

Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

A MAGIC TREEHOUSE
directed by Kaya Wynn

The Magic Treehouse has spun it's way into the Bathhouse Theater! Hurry! Jack and Annie need your help to solve the mystery of Green Lake before it's too late. In this class we’ll use our voices, bodies and imaginations to explore an original play based off the popular Magic Treehouse books by Mary Pope Osborn. This class will culminate in a sharing for friends and family.

Rehearsals: Aug 25 - Aug 29, Mon - Fri, 9am - 12pm
Final Sharing :
Friday, August 29, 3pm

Cost: $175
Grades: 1st - 3rd

Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

ROLES YOU'LL NEVER PLAY AND SONGS YOU'LL NEVER SING FROM SHOWS WE'LL NEVER DO
directed by Taylor Niemeyer

For years, students have asked us to do wildly ambitious productions. Here’s the class where we say “YES” to the impossible! Want to do a number from Newsies? Sing a duet from Wicked? Do a scene from Les Miz? Do that awesome monologue from a character way out of your age range? The only limit is your imagination! This is your chance to dream the impossible dream – and perform it!

Rehearsals: Aug 25 - Aug 29, Mon - Fri, 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Final Sharing :
Friday, August 29, 5pm

Cost: $250
Grades: 6th - 12th

Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

THEATER LAB
directed by Shana Bestock and guests!

Actors need to work out, to keep artistic muscles loose and limber, to practice risk-taking, and to be working on their craft even when they aren't working on a show. This is a chance for intermediate and advanced actors to get the kind of workout you need at this stage in your artistic career. Always wanted to have an epic meltdown onstage? Do a scene in dialect? Bummed that you never get to do any "adult" plays, like Mamet or Williams or anything with small casts? Are you desperate to do Shakespeare in Elizabethan dress? Want to try directing? Need practice auditioning? Do you have a dream part that you're running out of time to play?

Now is your chance! Let Artistic Director Shana Bestock introduce you to challenging new material, prep you for that crucial audition, help you navigate the "real world" of being an actor, and remind you why you love theater and all its possibilities.

Rehearsals: June 28 - Aug 16, Saturdays, 4pm - 6pm
Final Sharing :
Sunday, August 18, 4pm

Cost: $250
Grades: 8th - 12th

Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

SPEAK
directed by Kaya Wynn

Based on the award-winning book by Laurie Halse Anderson. A tough, tender, and darkly funny story of a teenager who retreats into self-imposed silence after a horrible incident at a party. Isolated and outcast, she finds compassion from her art teacher, and eventually finds her own voice and inner strength.

Rehearsals: Aug 11 - Aug 21, Mon - Thu, 5pm - 8pm
Final Sharings :
Wednesday, August 20, 7pm
Thursday, August 21, 7pm


Cost: $250
Grades: 7th - 12th

Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

SOLO
directed by Kaya Wynn

Being alone can be difficult; from sitting alone at lunch, to being left home alone. Flying solo can be either frightening or empowering. In this one-week playwriting and drama intensive we will explore how we can better approach the daunting, yet freeing experience of being solo. The class will culminate in a collaboratively written student play, which we will workshop and share with friends and family. 

Rehearsals: Aug 4 - Aug 8, Mon - Fri, 1pm - 4pm
Final Sharing :
Friday, August 8, 3:30pm

Cost: $175
Grades: 5th - 9th

Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

PLAYWRITING IN THE PARK
directed by Wayne Rawley

Unleash your inner Shakespeare this summer! Working alongside award-winning local playwright Wayne Rawley, this class will have you play with character, structure and voice to hone your own writing style. Discover the power, freedom, and fun of storytelling! Draw on your own experiences, or create something amazing from the wilds of your imagination. Where will your ideas take you?

Rehearsals: Aug 11 - Aug 15, Mon - Fri, 1pm - 4pm
Final Sharing :
Friday, August 15, 3:30pm

Cost: $175
Grades: 6th - 10th

Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

DRAMA YEARS
directed by Kaya Wynn

In this all-female ensemble, we explore how girls deal with expectations from friends, family and the world around them. What is “drama”? What is it that makes the drama in our lives so intriguing and yet simultaneously, so frustrating, upsetting?

In this three-week dramatic writing and performance intensive we will share our experiences of drama both literal and metaphorical, and ask why adolescence can leave us with a feeling like life can be too much or not enough. What can we do when we feel we can only get what we want at another girl’s expense? How can we push ourselves as girls to succeed and triumph, while retaining the spirit of collaboration and play recently left behind on the playground? Is there a way to be a star without limiting those around you?

This class will culminate in a performance of an original ensemble-written play for friends and family.

Rehearsals: July 11 - July 25, Mon - Fri, 1pm - 4pm
Final Sharing :
Friday, July 25, 5pm

Cost: $375
Grades: 5th - 8th
Note: This class will rehearse offsite. The final sharing will take place at Seattle Public Theater.


Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

DINOS AND DRAGONS!
directed by Kaya Wynn

What happens when Dinosaurs and Dragons meet? And what about their companions? Dinosaurs, Dragons, Princesses, Princes, and Cavemen? Come crawl through caves, slide down glaciers, and shimmy up castle walls in this one-week drama intensive.  In this class we’ll use our voices, bodies and imaginations to create a play pulling from tales both Jurassic and Classic. The class will culminate with a sharing for friends and family.

Rehearsals: July 7 - July 11, Mon - Fri, 9am - 12pm
Final Sharing :
Friday, July 11, 11am

Cost: $175
Grades: K - 2nd
Note: This class will rehearse offsite.


Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

MYTH AND MAGIC
directed by Kaya Wynn

Who lives on Mount Olympus? Time to strap on your winged sandals, ready your lightening bolts, and tighten your bow-strings! In this class we’ll use our voices, bodies and imaginations to  journey to the land of the Gods. Together we will look at different Greek myths and bring to life a myth of our own creation. This class will culminate in a sharing for friends and family.

Rehearsals: July 14 - July 18, Mon - Fri, 9am - 12pm
Final Sharing :
Friday, July 18, 11am

Cost: $175
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Note: This class will rehearse offsite.


Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

CAT IN THE HAT
directed by Kaya Wynn

That pesky Cat in the Hat is at SPT stirring up trouble! Come stumble, rumble, and rhyme your way into theater with this one-week drama intensive. In this class we’ll use our voices, bodies and imaginations to create a play pulling from the classics of Dr. Seuss. The class will culminate with a sharing for friends and family.

Rehearsals: July 21 - July 25, Mon - Fri, 9am - 12pm
Final Sharing :
Friday, July 25, 11am

Cost: $175
Grades: K - 2nd
Note: This class will rehearse offsite.


Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

PIRATES!
directed by Kaya Wynn

All hands on deck as we cast sail for Seattle Public Theater! Using our bodies, voices and imaginations we’ll hunt for treasure, become marauding pirates and damsels of the high seas. The camp will culminate in a final sharing for friends and family. 

Rehearsals: July 28 - Aug 1, Mon - Fri, 9am - 12pm
Final Sharing :
Friday, August 1, 11am

Cost: $175
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Note: This class will rehearse offsite.


Enrollment
Min: 8 Max: 15

 

TICKETS:
Tickets for all youth productions are first come, first serve at the door, available 60 minutes before showtimes. Tickets are free, with a suggested donation to support future youth program shows. Arriving 20-30 minutes before showtime is recommended.

 

 

Tuition assistance is available.
For more information on class content, work/study, and any other questions, please contact Education Director Shana Bestock.

Youth Programs Tuition Assistance Form: Download
Student Emergency Release Form: Download

    
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