Youth Ensemble Theater institute for youth and young adults!

Our approach!

Our theater and filmmaking programs engage emerging performers in a dynamic ensemble process to create and perform contemporary cutting edge theater.

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GALLERY

Y.E.T. “ZOOM SCHOOL”, 2020

Totally improvised spoof on students collaborating on a school project during the pandemic.

EPISODE 1

EPISODE 2

Y.E.T. WEiRD Zoom Teleplay, 2020

On November 14, 2020, with the online premier of WEiRD, Y.E.T. stepped into a medium with a Zoom media broadcast. We might never be the same again….
IN WEIRD, A COMMUNITY UNWITTINGLY CONSPIRES TO VICTIMIZE AND OSTRACIZE A YOUNG PERSON BECAUSE OF HIS INABILITY TO CONFORM.
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED FOR THE NEW ZOOM MEDIUM, WEIRD BREAKS THE FOURTH WALL AND INVITES THE AUDIENCE TO STEP INSIDE OF THE COLLECTED MICRO-INTERACTIONS THAT TELL THIS STORY.
FEATURING: GORDON W. BROWN, KAETHE FINE, CAROLINE JAMESON, TRUDY POUX, EMILY ROSAKRANSE, RAYMOND STOCKIN, QUINN VICTOR, NADJA WELDEN.

Y.E.T. at Denizen Theatre, January 2020

“Black Friday” 100% Improvised Play

Y.E.T. at Byrdcliffe Theatre

One Act Play Series, May 2019

In 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. 

About Youth Ensemble Theater, Inc.

YET is a project of the not-for-profit organization, Youth Ensemble Theater, Inc. Founded in 2005, the mission of Youth Ensemble Theater, Inc. is to serve diverse groups of young people with expansive, potent and vital experiences in the arts in our rural community. 

Youth Ensemble Theater (Y.E.T.) has grown into a pre-professional theater company, garnering awards from NYC Thespian Society (Best Play/Best supporting actress, 2019), NYS Theatre Education Association (Award of Excellence 2019),  American Academy for the Dramatic Arts (Featured performance/Youth Theatre Conference 2018) among others.  Y.E.T. plays have performed Off-Broadway at the 52nd Street Project and the Labyrinth Theater company‚Äôs Bank Street Theater (NYC), The Richard B. Fisher Performing Arts Center (Bard College), NY State & Film/Powerhouse Theater Festival (Poughkeepsie, NY), Boughton Place (Highland, NY), Byrdcliffe Theater (Woodstock, NY), and High Meadow Performing Arts Center (Stone Ridge, NY).

Sustained through sweat equity, funding and donations, Y.E.T., Inc. aims to champion those young people that are often underrepresented and provide them with an artistic path to their most exceptional selves.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Amy Poux is a theater and film director. As the former Director of Education for the Film Society of Lincoln CenterEducational Specialist at Stockade Works, founder of Working Playground (AKA Urban Arts Partnership,) she has been awarded for her design of in-depth, student-driven arts experiences for young people and intergenerational communities.