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Young Company

First Stage Young Company, the Theater Academy’s award-winning training program for advanced high school actors is open to students who want to take their work to the next level. Accepted students will complete college-level training in Voice, Movement, Viewpoints, Dance and Shakespeare as well as electives ranging from Auditioning to Stage Combat to Dialects. In addition the Young Company hosts master classes with guest artists from across the nation.

The Young Company performs two to three fully-produced productions each season.

YOUNG COMPANY PERFORMANCES 2017-2018

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
by Thornton Wilder
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

December 8-17, 2017

Dinosaurs. Wooly Mammoths. The Ice age. World War. And your basic suburban family. Thornton Wilder’s allegorical play about, well… the entire history of mankind. This Pulitzer prize winning play by one of America’s finest playwrights is a wildly entertaining and thought provoking explosion of time and space that will stay with you long after the final curtain. Suggested for families with young people ages 12+

HENRY V
by William Shakespeare

December 8-17, 2017

Join us as the Young Company, nationally renowned for their excellence in performing the Bard, dives into the breach with one of our favorite plays by William Shakespeare. King Henry the Fifth has rallied the nation to invade France and this war won’t end until the famous Battle of Agincourt. The English must succeed against seemingly impossible odds- or be killed in the process. An epic story of a country at war and England’s most popular king. Suggested for families with young people ages 12+

Featured Class

Scene Study Gr 3-5

Scene Study Grades 3-5 Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Start Date: October 11 End Date: November 15 Dive into a script and put your acting skills to work! This class will bring the characters on the page to life on stage. Join us all year long for new text each session.

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