This May, YET will present two weekends of contemporary theater in the YET One Act Play Series 2019 at the Byrdcliffe Theatre! This year’s One Act Series will include 13 plays from award-winning playwrights as well as an original play by one of very our teen thespians. Each weekend will present different plays from the YET One Act Series!
WEEKEND 1: Friday, May 3 @ 7 PM & Saturday, May 4, @3 PM & @7 PM
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
*WINNER of NYC THESPIAN FESTIVAL “BEST ALL AROUND PLAY” and “BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Piper Levine”
WEEKEND 2: Friday, May 10 @ 7 PM & Saturday, May 11 @ 3 PM & @ 7 PM
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
This theater program will teach acting and long-form improvisation skills, and immerse participating 4th through 8th graders in a range of acting techniques, and in the process of creating a character from scratch! Actors will work as an acting ensemble and be facilitated by director, Amy Poux, as well as veteran Youth Ensemble Theater members in the games, characters, and inventive situations that they enact.
Location: High Meadow School, Summer on the Meadow
Dates & Time: Monday July 1 – Wed, July 3, 9AM – 3PM
Ages: 9 – 14
About the Director: Amy Poux, Founder/Director/ Acting Teacher
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.
YET PROGRAMS 2019-2020
YET Teen is a pre-professional theater institute for our most seriously-minded YETis. YET Repertory does a one-act play festival, where actors undergo a rigorous rehearsal process to bring contemporary one act plays by master playwrights to performance. YET Teens also create original multimedia performance pieces, which engage the audience in fresh new work representing divergent points of view.
YET Jr. actors undergo an intensive, innovative, ensemble theater process of developing original characters and plays utilizing a long-form improvisational process.
YET YEAR-LONG 2019-2020
OCTOBER 2019 – APRIL 2020
YET TEEN REP: (GRADES 7 – 12)
YET One Acts: Working with and performing scripted short plays. YETis will rehearse and perform scripted one act plays, in smaller groups, and learn the process of building a character, working with dialogue, and developing the world of a play as written by a playwright.
Saturdays 10:45 AM – 1:15 PM
YET JR. (GRADES 4 – 6)
Long-form theater – YETis learn how to use long-form improvisational techniques to create a play as an ensemble. They will learn how listening and response leads to acting technique, and how to develop a three-dimensional character, and live fully in the world of a play as part of an ensemble group art-making experience.
YET IMPRO: YETis create an original theater piece using YET’s long-form acting approach. YETis explore complex character relationships, character journeys and play structure, that take the audience on an interactive journey. (May include multimedia elements like video, sound effects, and original music.)
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 also provides 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