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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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Directed by Amy Majer and Casey Greenleaf
ages 9-12

Directed by Hayden Bunker and Raphi Shamas
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

Looking to start your summer off with some intense weeks of dancing and singing? There is still time to join in the groovy fun Our Summer Musical program accepts ensemble actors up until June 13th. SWEET CHARITY is full of huge production numbers with engaging dance, group scenes with multiple featured character roles, fun music - and a stellar production team. All ages 13-19 welcome.

For more information, please contact Michelle Meima 
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802.246.6398 x 101

REHEARSALS June 18 through July 6, 9am to 4pm *
(* starting schedule may be adjusted due to school district ending dates)
PERFORMANCES July 6, 7, 8, 10,11, 12, 13, 14 (Ten performances)
Ages 13-19 Tuition $550
Financial aid available 

SWEET CHARITY Creative Team 

Rebecca Waxman, DIRECTOR A graduate of Vassar College and Harvard's American Repertory Theatre Institute, Rebecca also holds a Masters in Education from Antioch New England. After years of performing professionally in NY, LA and in repertory theaters around the country, Rebecca settled in Vermont.  For almost two decades, she has been teaching and directing at NEYT and working with area schools and performance organizations.

Acting credits include: (NYC) Jewish Repertory Theater, New Dramatists, Falstaff Presents, Circle Repertory Lab, New York Theater Workshop;(Regional) American Repertory Theater, Virginia Stage Company, Alabama Shakespeare, Portland Stage, Milwaukee Repertory, Cleveland Playhouse, Shakespeare Theater DC, Williamstown Theater Festival; (TV/film) Kiss Me Guido, Chasing Amy, Law and Order, Nickelodeon, and numerous commercials.

Recent NEYT musicals include Urinetown and Drowsy Chaperone.

Mucuy Bolles, CHOREOGRAPHER was born in Komchen, Mexico. Her career spanned over 23 years during which she performed as a soloist and principal dancer with many companies such as Feld Ballet, Zvi Dance, Complexions, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. Broadway credits include: The Red Shoes, The King and I, and The Lion King.  Teaching credits include Marlboro College, Putney School, Judge and Master Teacher for the Youth American Grand Prix and coach for the New York International Ballet Competition. Ms. Bolles lives in Southern Vermont where she teaches at the Brattleboro School of Dance and is co-owner of Three Stones Mayan Mexican Cocina.

Cailin Marcel Mason MUSIC DIRECTOR Baritone and conductor, and a Philadelphia native, Cailin has toured as a performer and master teacher at major concert venues throughout the United States, Europe and Asia with many organizations. Cailin has held positions as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Montgomery County Youth Orchestra, Music Director of the Vorarlberger Musikfest, Music Director and Conductor Laureate of the Chamber Symphony of Atlantic City, Chair of Vocal Studies at the Hazleton Conservatory for the Performing Arts, and as a member of the voice faculty of both the Napoli School of Music and Dance and the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary.
Cailin is currently Director of the Germantown Institute for the Vocal Arts, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Germantown Concert Chorus and the Germantown Choral Festival, Music Director of the Bennington County Choral Society and the Director of Music at The Putney School.
A graduate of the Esther Boyer College of Music of Temple University, he also received Magister degrees in orchestral conducting and opera from the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg in Austria.


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 Orion Lay-Sleeper, Marcel Freda and Alec Dandelions
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 (by donation):  June 29 at 4:30 pm, June 30 at 11:00 am & 2:00 pm



This program has been cancelled.



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: Doran Hamm
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 13–18 Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-12:30pm
Performance on August 18 at 2pm (free admission)
Ages: 12-19
Tuition: $300




Must be 12yrs or older

The Technical Program dates will correspond with the programs listed below:

2 Week Melodrama (July 9th-20th) 10-4:30pm

3 Week Sweet Charity (*June 18-July 6th) 10-4:30pm

3 Week Macbeth  (July 23rd-August 10th) 10-4:30pm)

* may change subject to school not finishing on time

Please call Michelle Meima 802.246.6398 ext 101 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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