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 Summer Programs  2018


Registration Form 

All registrations must be accompanied by a $100 non-refundable deposit

To Register Contact 802.246.6398 ext. 101 or 102, go to Online Registration for directions
or contact Michelle Meima at michelle(@)
Financial Aid applications are available in the office. Applications due June 5.
download Financial Aid Form
and Financial Aid Eligibility


Ages 6-9
Looking for a summer program that is fun, educational, and exciting while also incorporating outdoor activities, unstructured play, theatre arts education and training? This is the one! We’ll play our way through the summer - singing, juggling, dancing, acting, frolicking, and creating whimsical vaudeville shows to share with friends and family.

Session 1: July 2–13 8:30am-4:30pm (no class 7/4)pm Tuition $405
Session 2: July 16–27 8:30am-4:30pm Tuition $450
Session 3: July 30–Aug 10 8:30am-4:30 pm Tuition $450

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Camp Clowntown
Ages 9-13
Directed by Chris Yerlig and Grace Booth
 June 18-29, Monday thru Friday, 9am-3:30pm, 
Performances June 29 at 7pm and June 30 at 2pm and 7pm
Tuition $450

Inspired by the popular ClownTown program, this 2-week romp gives kids the chance to explore basic clowning concepts, ensemble work, mime, and physical comedy under the mentorship of adult clowns. Students rehearse and perform an original concept piece developed by the directors as a means to hone each student’s skills.



Directed by Amy Majer and Casey Greenleaf
ages 9-12

ages 12-15

Tuition $450
July 9 – 20  Monday thru Friday, 9:00am – 3:30pm
Performances July 20 6pm and July 21 at 2pm and 6pm

Want to learn lots of great stuff about theater while playing action-packed, fun and funny cartoon characters like heroes, villains, and fools? You get to be big, bold, loud, and silly, dress in wild colors, 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! The Melodrama Festivals have been NEYT’s most popular summer program for thirteen years running - come join in the fun!




Directed by Rebecca Waxman

This project takes additions to the cast through June 15th
Please contact the front office for more information. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Rehearsals: June 18-July 6 , Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Ages: 13-19
Tuition $550

Friday July 6 at 7pm
Saturday July 7 at 2pm and 7pm 
Sunday, July 8 at 2pm 
Tuesday, July 10 at 7pm
Wednesday, July 11 at 7pm
Thursday, July 12 at 7pm 
Friday, July 13 at 7pm
Saturday, July 14 at 2pm and 7pm

*Auditions Required

Our summer musical offers a fast-paced immersion in the skills demanded by musical theatre storytelling. Participants mount a fully produced musical in three weeks, with a 10-performance run that provides learning opportunities only discovered in front of an audience.

NEYT’s summer 2018 musical production of SWEET CHARITY will be supported by a live pit band (in collaboration with Brattleboro Music Center) and the NEYT technical theatre students.



in collaboration with BRATTLEBORO MUSIC CENTER

Conducted by Riley Goodemote. Dates TBA.




Reaching for the Stars
An Inclusive three-week theater arts summer seminar

Directed by Laura Lawson Tucker and Darlene Jenson
Ages 7-adult

Students of mixed ages and abilities will have workshops in acting, 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. The Theatre Adventure teaching team will offer three weeks of dynamic and multi-disciplinary theater arts. Creativity and working as a team will rule!

~Theatre Adventure Participants discover interests, talent, self-
expression, and a deep well of creativity while reaching for the stars!

Tuition: $425
Rehearsals: June 18-July 6 (no class July 4), Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 12pm
Location: West Village Meeting House, 29 South Street, West Brattleboro
Part time attendance possible.

SPECIAL EVENT: “Shining Stars Café” - Thursday July 5
from 1- 3 pm. (a community open-mic production hosted 
by Theatre Adventure performers)

Contact the Directors for further details:
Laura Lawson Tucker 257-7024 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Darlene Jenson 254-9528 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


"Get Thee to the Funnery" Shakespeare

Directed by Peter Gould and Marcel Freda
Ages: 11-19

"Get ready for two weeks of fun at the Funnery! We'll do Shakespeare as it was always meant to be done: full of physical movement and brilliant word play, as we tackle the Bard's most famous play: HAMLET. It's full of action and suspense, and ghosts, and madness, and revenge. You'll learn a lot about this masterpiece, but even more about yourself!"

Tuition: $450
 June 18-June 29 Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm
Performances: June 29, 30 and July 1




Directed by Kevin O'Keefe
Ages 7-13

This special circus returns to NEYT for the sixteenth year with a performance created by kids under the guidance of performer Kevin O’Keefe. Local campers and amazing artists will collaborate to create a show where circus itself is a character. Each year’s circus performance helps campers develop skills of tumbling, juggling, clowning, partner acrobatics, comedy, and more. This year, students will create their own “Rube Goldberg” thing-a-ma-jig creations with physicality, objects, and story. This is your chance to run away with the circus and still be home for dinner! Welcome to Circus Minimus.

Tuition: $450
2 week program: July 17-20, 23-27  9am-3pm
Location: Oak Grove School and NEYT
Shows at NEYT:
July 28  at 4pm and 7pm



Directed by
 John Hadden with Keeley Eastley

This show has been cast.

Ages: 13-19

Tuition: $500
July 23 – August 10  Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
 Performances: August 10-12
Friday, August 10 at 7pm
Saturday, August 11 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, August 12 at 2pm

*Auditions Required

This three-week program offers deeper work on language, voice, and physicalization for the teen actor. The heightened language demands of the play coupled with its unique prominence in the theatrical cannon make this an ideal selection for young actors. Directed by guest artist John Hadden with additional Linklater vocal coaching from Master Teacher, Keely Eastley.

A rugged warrior, Macbeth, after squashing a rebellion against his king, receives a prophecy that he will become king himself. His wife eggs him on to kill the king in his sleep, which he does while the king and his retinue are visiting him at his castle. One calamity leads to another, both in the world and in the minds of the two Macbeths. By the end, they are both completely unhinged:  Lady Macbeth kills herself while plagued by hallucinations, and Macbeth, who hasn’t been able to sleep for weeks, fights to his climactic death. What makes this play unusual, apart from the beauty of its telling, is that Macbeth tells us all along what is going on in his inner self, so we can feel his gradual decline during his rise and fall. 


Ages 11-19
Directed by Jane Baker
Tuition $180
Monday thru Friday 12-4pm July 16 – 20 
Performance Friday, July 20 at 8:30pm

Spend the week exploring skills that will serve you your whole life -- in or out of the theater – thinking on your feet, working collaboratively, keeping focus, and having fun! The best part is that in the learning of these things we also have a great time! We'll explore traditional theater games as well as short form, long form, and structured improvisations. Come play!



Director: TBA
Ages 9-11

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. This program blends acting games with effective voice and physical training as young people are introduced to the magic of theater alongside the rhythms and rhymes of our amazing English language.

Tuition: $240
August 6-10  Monday thru Friday 9am- 12 pm



In this intensive, young people rehearse a fully staged and committed one-act version of a beloved show as a way to focus on performance skills in acting, singing, and dancing. With a strong emphasis on ensemble story-telling and acting the song, this workshop is a crash course in the large fun of Musical Theatre performance.

No audition required.

Directed by Hallie Flower
August 13–19 Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-12:30pm
Performance on August 19 at 2pm (free admission)
Ages: 12-19
Tuition: $300




Ages 12- 19
This tuition-free program is supported by the generosity of our donors.
Session One: June 17th – July 14th
Session Two: July 17th – August 13th 

NEYT’s Technical Theatre Program provides opportunities for students ages 12 and up to learn how to design and execute all elements of a theatre production: scenic design, construction, props creation, painting, lighting, and sound. Interested students also participate as running crew for the production projects. Coordinated by our Technical Director, Jason Clark, this program dovetails with our productions so that practical skills are developed through real experience. Much like an apprenticeship, students are able to progress and take on leadership roles as they develop their skills.

Ages 12-19 with some sewing experience.
Directed by NEYT Creative Director and Costumier Sandy Klein.
This tuition-free program is supported by the generosity of our donors.

Our summer programs in costume design are each connected to a 
specific production project. For more information contact Sandy Klein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CAMP CLOWN TOWN  June 20th – July 1st 

MELODRAMA FESTIVAL  July 10th – July 22nd 

Here you will learn how the story- and characters within that story inform how we costume a character. Learn how elements of color, shape, texture, history, archetypes, and imagination all factor into this creative and collaborative adventure. Students are expected to take leadership roles in the designing of these melodrama plays. 

SWEET CHARITY  June 20th – July 9th 
The costume team for our summer musical production works closely with our visiting professional designer and Director Rebecca Waxman to research, design, and create the costumes for this 1960’s era musical. Special emphasis will be on character silhouette and creating place through costume. 

MACBETH  July 24th – August 13th 
To execute the costumes and character stylings of this celebrated & brooding play, Sandy Klein will work with three students in this intense look at Shakespeare's Macbeth. Students will work closely with visiting director John Hadden to create a beautiful harmony of set, costume and performance.


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