Summer Programs 2013
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Registration Form for 2013.
All registrations must be accompanied by a $100 non-refundable deposit
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To Register Contact NEYT Managing Director Michelle Meima
NEYT 100 Flat St. Brattleboro, VT
NEW SUMMER-LONG PROGRAM:
Brave Young Vaudevillians for ages 7-9
June 17-August 9; 8:30am-4:30pm (Sign up for 2-week sessions)
Looking for a summer program that is fun, educational, and exciting? One that incorporates outdoor activities, unstructured play, and arts education and training? This is the one! We'll play our way through the summer - singing, juggling, dancing, acting, frolicking, and so much more!
Tuition: $450 for two weeks
MELODRAMA FESTIVAL PROGRAMS
Directors: to be announced
Part I: ages 9 – 11
June 17- 28 9:00am-3:30pm (training and rehearsal)
Performances: June 28 and 29
Part II: ages 12 – 15
July 15- JULY 26 9:00am-3:30pm (training and rehearsal)
Performances: July 26 and 27
Want to learn lots of great stuff about theater by playing action packed, fun and funny cartoon characters like heroes, villains, and fools? You get to be big, bold, loud, and silly. You dress in wild colors, and get sprayed with water or shaving cream. And at the end of the two weeks, you get to do real live shows for packed houses with audiences that hiss and boo and cheer your every move! Melodrama has been NEYT’s favorite summer program for eleven years running. It fills up almost immediately so don’t wait! Get ready for the fun time of your life!
MUSICAL THEATER: HAIRSPRAY
Directors: Stephen Stearns and Alisa Hauser
Performing: July 5-7 and 9-13
JUNE 17 – JULY 5, 9:00am-4pm
Stephen Stearns & Alisa Hauser pair up to direct this summer's musical extravaganza! The 1950's are out and change is in the "hair!" HAIRSPRAY, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!
THEATRE ADVENTURE PROGRAM
Directors: Laura Lawson Tucker & Darlene Jensen
West Village Meeting House, 29 South St., West Brattleboro
JUNE 24– JULY 12 (No camp July 4) 8:30am-12:00pm
Performance: "Extravaganza Happening" July 12 at the West Village Meeting House, 7pm
Theatre Adventure Program is a theater arts experience for students who have disabilities, and a few typically developing peers. The Theatre Adventure Summer Troupe includes youth and adult students. This dynamic inclusive theater troupe will explore improvisation, percussion, movement, scene studies, costuming, fabric arts, and technology. Students will learn how to launch an idea and then play with that idea in a variety of theater arts. This three-week theater arts extravaganza will culminate with a Performance/Happening that will invite creativity all around!
Contact the Directors for further details:
Director: Peter Gould
Performing: July 12-13
JULY 1 – JULY 12 9:00am -3:30pm
Kids and adults everywhere have heard about the world’s most famous playwright, William Shakespeare. They usually think of his plays as hard to understand, humorless and dull. Boy, are they wrong! Get Thee to the Funnery will take you on the fun, funny and action packed journey of your life when you act out this summer’s Jr. Shakespeare play. Peter Gould and his assistants will teach you how to act Shakespeare as if you were a college student and a fool at the same time. Your vocabulary will grow by 100% and your acting skills will triple! If you want to become a good actor and you’re between the age of 12 and 16, this program is for you. Please sign up early, because we only take 16 students!
Half Day Program
JULY 29 - AUGUST 2 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Like to read books? Do you ever imagine yourself as the characters that you read about, like Max who journeys to Where the Wild Things Are, or Harold who creates his own adventures with a Purple Crayon? In this summer program students ages 6-8 can explore many aspects of theater using great books as jumping off points! Students get to let their creativity loose to create characters from princesses to monsters. They will make scripts, build and paint scenery of any place you might imagine, and put together colorful costumes!
Drama & Dress Up for ages 4-6
with Mo Hart
July 29-August 2; 9am-12pm
The classroom is bedecked with a rack of wild clothes, musical instruments, and lots of silly props. Each day a dramatic story will be used as a springboard for imaginative and supported play for youngsters. We will incorporate acting, singing, dancing, and even some yoga! Every day will be a new adventure into different cultures, characters and emotions. It will be your child’s first step into the NEYT family.
Drama with Poppa/Mama
Tots age 0-5, plus a caregiver
Fridays, 9:30-10:30am; 6/21-8/9
Tuition: $14 to drop in, $55 for 4 classes, or $100 for 8 classes
Teacher: Jessica Callahan Gelter
In the mentoring style of Mommy-and-me classes, this class invites parents to participate with their tots in story telling, music, dance, and expression. We'll share classic and fresh rhymes, songs, stories and games, which you'll enjoy for years to come, in a classroom where structure is mixed with free play.
Director: Kevin O'Keefe
Oak Grove School
JULY 9 – JULY 19 9am - 3pm
We know you’re a kid who wants to run away and join the circus, to learn all the tricks of the jugglers, clowns and wirewalkers! Every day will be a new adventure and the show at program’s end is utterly thrilling. This years' theme will be...drumroll please: The Bedtime Circus. Students will embrace and explore what happens during the one third of our lives spent in bed. This is no sleepy sideshow circus - dreams, nightmares, sleep, insomnia and more will be incorporated into the greatest tumbling, juggling, clowning, partner acrobatic, art, theater, dance, stilt, unicycle show ever done! So don’t wait–sign up now for the greatest time of your life; we want you in the act! Directed by ringmaster Kevin O'Keefe and friends.
SENIOR SHAKESPEARE: Richard III
Directors: David Vann, with Keely Eastley
JULY 22 – AUGUST 9 9:00am-4:00pm
Keely Eastley and David Vann take students on an advanced and in-depth leap into the Bard. The Senior Shakespeare program is an experience of a lifetime for young actors who are ready to dedicate three weeks of the summer to their craft. Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most murderous plots - Richard manipulates, marries, and murders his way to the crown of England and then epically battles to keep it.
LEAP INTO ACTING
Teacher: Stephen Stearns
AUGUST 5 – AUGUST 9 9:00am -12:00pm
“Playful pedagogy for petite players!” Leap Into Acting focuses on finely fixing first-timers’ tips of the tongue, teeth and lips around tricky text; tuning students’ appetites to comedy and dramedy; and cleverly clowning camaraderie. Kids will explore characters, poetry, music and clowning, and be grinning from ear to ear while begging their parents to stay and play all night. This program blends acting games with effective voice and physical training. Children are introduced to the magic of theater along with the rhythms and rhymes of our amazing English language.
TECHNICAL THEATER PROGRAM
Teachers: Rick Barron, with Jerry Stockman
June 17- July 14; 9am-3:30pm weekdays + all weekend performances
July 15-Sunday, August 11; 9am-3:30pm weekdays + all weekend performances
The technical theater program at NEYT trains students in elements of stage carpentry and set construction, painting, decorating, and set management- moving sets and set pieces, changing sets between scenes or shows, and generally being responsible for all that the audiences see and the actors use during a performance of a play. In addition, they learn how to light a show, and operate lights, sound, and follow spots when needed. In the summer, this is particularly intense, as we do 4 melodramas, a major Shakespeare and a major musical, and several other smaller productions, all in the space of 8 weeks. The time commitment is huge, so be sure you can make all the dates if you sign up.
For any new techies out there- you will help design, build, assemble, and paint the sets, change sets between shows, run lights, sound, projections, and follow-spots as needed. You are a vital part of each production and performance, so make sure you can handle the time commitment. We may be able to allow the occasional day off during the week, if there is no tech or dress rehearsal going on that absolutely requires your attendance.