Starting in September, YET offers three programs in 2019 – 2020 for young people entering grades 4 through 12:
- YET Jr. – Theater improv and games for rising 4th – 6th graders!
- YET IMPRO – Theater improv and games for middle/high schoolers culminating in an original play.
- YET Teen Rep. – Our performance troupe – for experienced TEEN ACTORS!
To learn more – visit our YET Programs page here!
TO ENROLL: Download enrollment form HERE!
We’ve been busy!
SUMMER YET Acting & Improv!
This July, YET did a Summer Improv Intensive theater program at Summer on the Meadow. Young people learned acting and long-form improvisation skills, and were immersed in YET games, characters, and inventive situations that they enacted!
SUMMER YET at Kingston High School
This July and August, YET provided a theater games and media studies program to support young people’s social emotional development, group awareness, and create a strong foundation for rising 9th graders who are entering Kingston High School in the fall!
YET One Act Play Series 2019
In May 2019, YET presented two weekends of contemporary theater in the YET One Act Play Series 2019 at the Byrdcliffe Theatre! This year’s One Act Series included 13 plays from award-winning playwrights as well as an original play by one of very our teen thespians.
No More Monsters by Jess Honovich – Gabriella Ferri, Quinn Victor, Natalie Breedon
Italian American Reconciliation by John Patrick Shanley – Trudy Poux & Silas Schwartz
Liner Notes by John Patrick Bray – Piper Levine
The Memory Box by Chris Shaw Swanson – Natalie Breedon & Coco O’Malley
*Goodbye Charlie by Trudy Poux – Gabriella Ferri, Piper Levine, Coco O’Malley, Trudy Poux, Lily Raper, Silas Schwartz, Ella Ullman, Cody Victor, Quinn Victor
She’s Fabulous, by Jack Neary – Gabriella Ferri & Trudy Poux
On The Edge by Craig Pospisil – Piper Levine & Cody Victor
Home Front by James Duff – Emily Rosakranse
Absent Grace by Claudia Barnett – Natalie Breedon & Quinn Victor
Outcome by S.W. Senek – Coco O’Malley & Cody Victor
Horticultural Therapy by George Sauer – Emily Rosakranse & Silas Schwartz
*WINNER of NYC THESPIAN FESTIVAL “BEST ALL AROUND PLAY” and “BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Piper Levine”
WHAT IS YET?
Youth Ensemble Theater (YET) provides pre-professional theater institutes for upper elementary, middle and high school aged students, and engages young people in a dynamic ensemble process to create and perform contemporary cutting edge theater that reflects the collective voice of diverse and divergent points of view and experiences.
The purpose is to narrow the space between life and performance, where young people can play as close to the edge in their art form as possible…And as our youths expand their view, they will revitalize our rural cities and communities with the voices of original artistic expression. GO HERE to learn more about our theater programs for young people.
YET has also provided the Intergenerational Ensemble, dedicated to bringing together community members across barriers of age, culture, race, and gender to create FLASH THEATER events in public settings. Learn more about Intergenerational Ensemble HERE!
In YET’s training institutes educators, youth theater directors, and group leaders can learn YET’s engaging approach to group building and social skills. GO HERE to learn more about our training institutes!
More questions? email Amy Poux
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Amy Poux is the former Director of Education for the Film Society of Lincoln Center, founder and former Executive Director of Working Playground, Inc. (AKA: Urban Arts Partnership) which is an arts education organization that provides in-depth arts experiences to thousands of children annually in public school systems nationally. She is the Educational Specialist at Stockade Works, and current Coordinator of Special Projects & Educational Enrichment at Ulster BOCES. As a former professional actress and theater director, Amy has done television, and appeared in and directed Off-Broadway as well as experimental theater in New York City, at the Kennedy Center, and in regional theaters nationally.