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Mission Statement: New England Youth Theatre educates the hearts, minds, bodies and voices of youth of all abilities through the dramatic arts.
                                            -Adopted by the NEYT Board of Directors March 2013


Imagine a learning environment in which theatre professionals partner with students in a creative world of drama where possibilities are endless. Visualize a theatre that educates the hearts, minds, bodies and voices of youth of all abilities through the dramatic arts. A theatre run by and for youth that operates year-round and produces 20 plays per season, including student-directed and original works. This is New England Youth Theatre (NEYT). Welcome!  
                                                  
Founded in 1998 by Stephen Stearns, NEYT offers an acting training program for young people ages 6 to 19 with a combination of classroom and performance work for beginning and advanced students. Classes are small in size and taught by a professional faculty. Financial aid is available through our Angels in the Wings program.

Located at 100 Flat Street in Brattleboro, Vermont, NEYT offers a variety of classes to introduce students to the acting process, including: improvisation, movement, scene work, monologue, comedy, and ensemble building. Each course helps students develop acting and communication skills and increases their self-confidence. NEYT also trains students in the arts of Stage Managing, Scenic Design, Lighting, Costuming and Makeup. Summer programs include a variety of training and performance opportunities for youth of all ages and abilities.

The benefits of this vibrant, educational, youth-focused theatrical world?
•    For Students—An environment in which to learn, become part of a community, express themselves and discover a sense of self
•    For Parents—A safe, supportive learning community that trains young people in theatre arts and bolsters self-confidence and a place to enjoy student-led performances
•    For Schools—School-based training and performance activities conducted by NEYT professionals
•    For the Community—A busy, productive, fun, creative space that welcomes students and audiences from Vermont and the tri-state region
•    For Donors— A mission-driven, tax deductible 501 (C) (3) nonprofit, committed to the highest standards of teaching, learning and performance.

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New England Youth Theatre: Come Play!

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