Summer Programs 2016
All registrations must be accompanied by a $100 non-refundable deposit
To Register Contact 802.246.6398 ext. 101 or 102 or email
Michelle Meima at michelle(@)neyt.org
Financial Aid applications are available in the office. Applications due June 1.
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Brave Young Vaudevillians
Director: Amy Majer and Hayden Bunker
Looking for a summer program that is fun, educational, and exciting? One that incorporates outdoor activities, unstructured play, theater 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! Creating spectacular vaudeville shows for friends and family throughout the summer!
Two week sessions – Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Session One: July 5-15 please note there is no class July 4 tuition is $405 for this session
Session Two: July 18-29
Session Three: August 1-12
4pm on the last Friday of session
MELODRAMA FESTIVAL PROGRAMS
MELODRAMA FESTIVAL I
Ages: 9-11 AND 12-15
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‚ favorite summer program for twelve years running. It fills up almost immediately so don't wait! Get ready for the fun time of your life!
Rehearsals: June 20-July 1,
Performances: July 1-2
Friday, July 1 at 6pm
Saturday, July 2 at 2pm and 6pm
MELODRAMA FESTIVAL II
Ages: 9-11 AND 12-15
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 twelve years running. It fills up almost immediately so don’t wait! Get ready for the fun time of your life!
Rehearsals: July 11-22, Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm
Friday, July 22 at 6pm
Saturday, July 23 at 2pm and 6pm
Summer Musical: Into the Woods
By Stephen Sondheims and James Lapine
Directed by Micheal Trzos
Musical Director: Mary Sugar
Vocal intensive with Alisa Hauser
Rehearsals: June 20-July 8, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Please note there IS rehearsal on July 4
Into the Woods offers a whimsically modern twist to classical fairy tales. A wavering Cinderella, conflicted princes, a rapping witch and many more come together, venturing far into a dark forest with a wish to find happiness. Bravery, determination and a bit of magic propel these characters through the tick of midnight. But as the world around them begins to break away from the confines of a fairy tale universe, these unlikely characters have to go deeper into the unknown; forced to recognize that what they want most in the world may have dire consequences
Performances: July 8-16
Friday, July 8 at 7pm
Saturday, July 9 at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, July 10 at 2pm
Tuesday, July 12 at 7pm
Wednesday, July 13 at 7pm
Thursday, July 14 at 7pm
Friday, July 15 at 7pm
Saturday, July 16 at 2pm & 7pm
August Musical Theatre Intensive
Once On This Island
Directed by Alisa Hauser & Hallie Flower
August 15–19 Monday-Friday; 9am-4pm
Performance: Saturday, August 20 at 2pm
In this workshop, you will rehearse a fully staged and choreographed junior version of this show as a way to focus more intensely on performance skills in acting, singing, and dancing. At the end of this workshop, we will perform a bare bones presentation for family & friends.
This workshop is on a first come; first serve basis. No audition required. Casting decisions will be made by the directors.
THEATRE ADVENTURE PROGRAM
Theatre Adventure Program
Directed by Laura Lawson Tucker and Darlene Jenson
During this three-week theater arts summer seminar the students of mixed ages and abilities will have workshops in acting, physical comedy, creative movement, percussion, fabric arts, scenic design, shadow theater, and technology. While experiencing in-depth work in the theater arts, the summer troupe of mixed ages becomes a family grouping.
A talented team of specialists will join the Theatre Adventure staff to offer three weeks of dynamic and multi-disciplinary theater arts experiences guaranteed to nurture and awaken discovery! Instead of a final evening production family, friends, and the community will be invited to visit any day of the three week camp to witness first hand magic-in-the-making. Creativity and working as a team will rule!
*Theatre Adventure actors with and without disabilities create brave and vibrant theater. With innovative artistic vision Theatre Adventure actors inspire awakened views about disability by demonstrating great capabilities.
Rehearsals: June 20-July 8, Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 12pm
Location: West Village Meeting House, 29 South Street, West Brattleboro
Performance: July 10, 7:00 pm
Contact the Directors for further details:
"Get Thee to the Funnery" Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Directed by Jonny Flood and Rosa Palmeri
Adults and young people alike tend to think of Shakespeare and his plays are hard to understand, humorless, and dull. However, we at Get Thee to the Funnery disagree! Your two weeks at the Funnery performing this year’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream will take you on the fun, funny, and action-packed journey of your life. This masterpiece and its story of love, deception, and magic will be our framework for self-exploration, empowerment, skill-building, and of course, fun. We will help you to perform the highest-quality Shakespeare around! 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 ages of 11 and 19, this program is for you.
Rehearsals: June 20-July 1, Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm
Location: Green Street School
Performances: June 30-July 3
Thursday, June 30 at 7pm at NEYT
Saturday, July 2 at 11am at NEYT
Sunday, July 3 at 2pm at Next Stage Arts in Putney
CIRCUS MINIMUS: A Day in the Life
Directed by Kevin O'Keefe
The Circus Kids Create will return to NEYT for the fifteenth year. This year’s theme is TIME as we are inspired by the Beatles song - A Day in the Life. Circus Minimus proudly presents A Day in the Life of Circus. Thirty local kids and five amazing artists will create a circus where circus itself is a character. Watch the screaming adorable baby turn into a precocious toddler, curious child, rebellious teen, harried adult, understanding parent, and wise old fool. See Shakespeare's seven ages of man come to life on the stage via tumbling, juggling, clowning, partner acrobatics and more.
Click here for a great video about Circus Minimus. Welcome to Circus Minimus.
Rehearsals: July 19-29
week one: Tuesday-Friday; week two: Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm
Location: Oak Grove School
Performances at NEYT:
July 30 at 4pm and 7pm
Senior Production: Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov
Directed by Eric Bass
Acting Intensive with Hallie Flower
Rehearsals: July 25 – August 12, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Performances: August 12-14
Friday, August 12 at 7pm
Saturday, August 13 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, August 14 at 2pm
Chekhov’s Three Sisters is a beautifully subtle play about disappointed dreams. In a Russian rural town, three sisters dream of moving to Moscow, the glamorous big city, and having a life of culture, wealth, romance, and elegance. Events conspire to make this dream fade, and the sisters must adjust to new realities. Three Sisters is a bittersweet drama with touches of comedy.
LEAP INTO ACTING
Instructor Stephen Stearns
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.
August 1-5, 9am-12pm
TECHNICAL THEATER PROGRAM
The Summer Tech program at NEYT offers students the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of set design, construction, painting, and installing on stage. When that phase is complete, the techies are involved in running the shows. Depending on the needs of each particular show, this may include running lights, sound, projection, and follow spot from the booth. Also, we often need one or more stagehands to move scenery, furniture, props, etc. during a show, and to preset everything before each performance. And after the last performance of a run, usually on a Sunday afternoon, we strike the set, and make way for the new one.
Summer tech has two sessions. Tech meets daily from 9am to 3:30pm daily on Monday through Friday plus the showtimes unique to each session. It is a really serious time commitment, not to be taken lightly. On the other hand, of course, you won’t have to fret about what you will do for half of your summer.
Session 1-- June 20- July 16. Mon/ Friday 9-3:30 Performances July 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14,15,16. Melodrama Festival I, Musical- "Into the Woods"
Session 2- July 12- August 14. Mon/Fri 9- 3:30. (Note overlap with Session 1) Performances July 22, 23, 30. August 12, 13, 14. No classes July 24-28. Melodrama Festival II, Circus Minimus, Checkov's "Three Sisters"
There is no tuition fee for NEYT tech participation. Donations are much appreciated.
For more information, or to sign up for the summer program, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Rick Barron, Tech Director, NEYT.