Summer Programs 2017
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(@)neyt.org
Financial Aid applications are available in the office. Applications due June 5.
download Financial Aid Form
and Financial Aid Eligibility
Click here to read Theater Tips: Audition to Post Show Blues.
Brave Young Vaudevillians
Director: Amy Majer
Looking for a summer program that is fun, educational, and exciting? One that incorporates 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 spectacular vaudeville shows to share with friends and family throughout the summer.
Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm
three 2 week sessions:
July 3-14 (no class July 4) Tuition $405
July 17-28 Tuition $450
July 31-August 11 Tuition $450
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!
MELODRAMA FESTIVAL I
Ages: 9-11 and 12-15
Rehearsals: June 19-July 1, Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm
June 30 at 6pm
July 1 at 2pm and 6pm
Directors (9-11) Hayden Bunker and Raphi Shamas
Directors (12-15) Moriah Martel and Caleb Roitz
MELODRAMA FESTIVAL II
Ages: 9-11 and 12-15
Rehearsals: July 10-22, Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm
July 21 at 6pm
July 22 at 2pm and 6pm
Directors (9-11): Taylor Patno and Kristina Meima
Directors (12-15) Hayden Bunker and Raphi Shamas
Summer Musical: The Drowsy Chaperone
Directed by Rebecca Waxman
Rehearsals: June 19-July 15 , Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm
Performances: July 7-15
Friday, July 7 at 7pm
Saturday, July 8 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, July 9 at 2pm
Tuesday, July 11 at 7pm
Wednesday July 12 at 7pm
Thursday, July 13 at 7pm
Friday, July 14 at 7pm
Saturday, July 15 at 2pm and 7pm
The audition date has passed but if you are interested contact the NEYT office.
THEATRE ADVENTURE PROGRAM
Reaching for the Stars: Create!
An Inclusive three-week theater arts summer seminar
Directed by Laura Lawson Tucker and Darlene Jenson
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!
Rehearsals: June 19-July 7 (no class July 4), Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 12pm
Location: West Village Meeting House, 29 South Street, West Brattleboro
SPECIAL EVENT: “Shining Stars Café” - Thursday July 6
from 1- 3 pm. (a community open-mic production hosted
by Theatre Adventure performers)
Contact the Directors for further details:
"Get Thee to the Funnery" Shakespeare
Much Ado About Nothing
Directed by Jonny Flood
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 Much Ado About Nothing will take you on the fun, funny, and action-packed journey of your life. This masterpiece and its story of friendship, love, community, conflict, and clowns 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 19-July 2, Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm
Location: Green Street School
Performances: June 29-July 2
Thursday, June 29 at 7pm at NEYT
Saturday, July 1 at 11am at NEYT
Sunday, July 2 at 2pm at NEYT
CIRCUS MINIMUS: Superheroes
Directed by Kevin O'Keefe
The Circus Kids Create will return to NEYT for the fifteenth year. This years’ theme - inspired by the kids of Brattleboro - will be Superheroes. Thirty local kids and five amazing artists will create their very own heroic characters. So don your cape, put on your mask and enter the ring of immortality via tumbling, juggling, clowning, partner acrobatics and more. Run away to join the circus and be back in time for dinner! Click here for a great video about Circus Minimus. Welcome to Circus Minimus.
Rehearsals: July 18-21 and 24-27, 9am-3pm
Location: Oak Grove School
Performances at NEYT:
July 29 at 4pm and 7pm
Senior Production: Twelfth Night
Directed by John Hadden
Rehearsals: July24 – August 13 , Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm
Performances: August 11-13
Friday, August 11 at 7pm
Saturday, August 12 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, August 13 at 2pm
The audition date has passed for this show and it has been cast.
LEAP INTO ACTING
Director: 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 7-11, 9am-12pm
Musical Theatre Intensive: Bye Bye Birdie
Rehearse and perform a fully staged and choreographed abridged version of BYE BYE BIRDIE! Think you're not right for a role? Think again! There is no audition required and casting decisions made by the directors will ensure fun and challenge for all. With an abundance of strong characters and high-energy group numbers, this workshop provides the opportunity for actors to focus more intensely on their performance skills in acting, singing, and dancing. At the end of the week we will perform a bare bones and fully committed presentation for family & friends.
Directed by Hallie Flower
August 14–19 Monday-Friday; 9am-4pm
Performance: August 19 at 2pm
THEATER DESIGN AND PRODUCTION
Teacher: Jason Clark
The technical theater program 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.