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YET Institutes 2016-2017

YET Fall/Spring 2016 – 2017

YET Teen, Ages 11 – 13 & 14 – 18:

The Youth Ensemble Theater Teen program is a year-long institute that takes participants through an advanced ensemble acting training and performance experience. Emerging youth actors study long-form improvisation ensemble skills as foundational acting techniques for the stage. Actors learn about character development, listening and responding authentically, pursuing an action and intension, and develop an original play as part of a theater ensemble. 

Now entering its fifth year, YET Teen performs in pre-professional spaces as well as at local theaters like Off-Broadway at the Labyrinth Theater Company’s Bank Street Theater in NYC, at the Bard Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, at High Meadow School’s Performing Arts Center, Boughton Place, and at New York Stage & Film’s Powerhouse Theater Program.

YET Jr., Ages 9 – 10:

YET Jr. engages young people in a process of discovery and innovation. Not only do they play theater games, they learn ensemble acting techniques through YET’s approach to long-form improvisation. The program culminates with a theater performance where YETis share their original play with an audience of family, friends and community members.

2016 – 2017 YET Program Schedule:

Saturday Schedule:

YET Tween  (11 – 13 yrs.) 

9:00 – 11:30 AM

YET Teen  (11 – 13 yrs.)  

12:20 – 2:20 PM

Program Dates:

October: 8,15, 22
November: 5, 12, 
December: 3, 10, 17
January: 7, 21, 28
February: 4, 11, 25
March: 4, 11, 18, 25 (there may be a school break in here… TBD)
April: 1, 15  (snow dates)
Performances: April 21/22/23 at Byrdcliffe Theater,
14 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Classes: Take place in High Meadow School’s Dance Studio
3643 Main Street, Stone Ridge, NY
Enrollment Deadline:  September 10, 2017
Program Fee (per program): $650
How to Enroll in Youth Ensemble Theater
This program fills quickly. To enroll, please contact Amy Poux to find out if there are spaces left in the program. Once your enrollment has been confirmed, please download and submit YET Packet 2016-2017.
Questions? Email Amy Poux at


YET Summer Institutes!

YET Summer Institutes Provide children and teens with well-rounded training in Acting and Vocal techniques, and Stage movement.  

YET Jr. actors undergo an intensive, innovative, ensemble theater process of developing original characters and plays utilizing a long-form improvisational process. What emerges is a one of a kind theatrical piece where each actor’s role is equal in size and importance.

YET Teen Repertory 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 filmmaking will take young people through the experience of being a true film production team where they develop, plan, and shoot their own short film. Taking place on the same Saturdays following the YET drama program, the filmmaking program will provide young people the opportunity to use technology as an expressive storytelling tool.

For more information contact Amy Poux at: or call  845 389-5889

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