Spring 2021 Programming
Through artistic training and performance opportunities, The Young Company at Greater Boston Stage Company develops life skills such as confidence, self-discipline, and collaboration to inspire and prepare young actors for future creative engagement and success.
Each spring and fall we offer a variety of programs designed for students to have fun as they grow as artists and people in a supportive and creative environment.
Our goal is to prepare you for your next theatrical adventure, as well as for all future life endeavors all while having fun!
This spring we will be offering four programs:
ONLINE WEEKLY ACTING CLASSES
Time: Mondays 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Dates: 8 weeks, March 29 to May 24 (No Class April 19)
Section 1: Grades 4 to 6
Section 2: Grades 7 to 9
Class Size: 4 to 16 students
These acting classes will focus on using monologues and short scenes to build confidence in actors’ instincts – from using one’s whole body, to finding a unique voice, to delving into dynamic interpretations of text. This class is open to both first-time students and returning actors and will be presented via Zoom.
Note: While these classes are slated to be online, we will continue to monitor the situation and open up conversations about doing monologue work in person.
To register please online please go here: ONLINE REGISTRATION
ONLINE WEEKLY PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS
Time: 30 min class, Monday to Friday with time TBD
Date: 10 weeks beginning March 29, 2021 (No Class Week of April 19)
Grades: 4 through 12
Class Size: Private Lessons
The Young Company offers half-hour private voice lessons Monday through Friday with a variety of professional and engaging coaches. Each student is paired with a specific instructor and weekly lesson time that continues over 10 weeks. Throughout these lessons. students explore vocal technique, musicianship, song repertoire, and audition skills. Lesson curriculum and song selection are developed between student and instructor and tailored to the student’s specific goals. These lessons are a great fit for beginner singers as well as experienced vocalists looking to expand their skill set and experience.
The semester will conclude with a recital for all students. The recital is currently planned to be virtual and on June 12, 2021 but may be adjusted to an in-person recital. A confirmation of recital date and location will be determined by May 1, 2021.
To register please contact us at email@example.com and we will connect you with a teacher and time slot!
ONLINE SPRING SHAKESPEARE PERFORMANCE: MACBETH
Auditions: Sign Ups begin on March 15
Free Audition Workshops: March 17
Auditions: March 18 and 19
Callbacks: March 21
Rehearsals Begin: March 24
Performances: May 7 to 8
Act 2 and Act 3: Macbeth directed by Tyler Rosati
Following our highly successful Virtual Winter Festival, we are back bringing you amazing theatre from our homes to yours! Spring Shakespeare, comprised of students in Act 2 and Act 3 will embrace the virtual format and utilize every tool in our theatrical toolbelt to create dynamic and fantastical staging at home.
While our rehearsals and performances will be at home; costume pieces, lights and props will be provided by the theatre to enhance both the performance and viewing experience.
Spring Shakespeare looks to make his work accessible to both students and auditions. We ask big questions: How do we approach Shakespeare’s language? How do we physicalize and vocalize intentions and desires? What clues and codes are hidden in the text to help both audiences and actors understand the story? In the first half of our program, students will be fully immersed in text analysis both at the table and on their feet. After this analysis we work towards asking bigger questions like: what story do we want to tell? How do we communicate that story to our audience, and what questions should they leave with?
Registration will be open beginning on March 15. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org including student name, grade, and a block of time that would work for your audition. Auditions will be held on March 18 and 19. Please see CALENDAR for more specific times. All students will be asked to perform a 1-minute Shakespearean monologue of their choosing (around 10 to 14 lines). Options will be provided at the free audition workshop.
Note: All programs will run with a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 16 students. Performances will be open to the public, presented on Zoom.
IN-PERSON SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHDAY MONOLOGUE FESTIVAL
When: Friday, April 23 from 4pm to 6pm (Rain Date TBD)
Location: Outdoor Location TBD
Registration Fee: $25
“From you I have been absent in the Spring” - William Shakespeare
This spring, The Young Company will gather for an outdoor festival celebrating William Shakespeare’s birthday. This outdoor festival will include performances from Young Company students including Shakespeare monologues, sonnets, and even monologues from movies adapted from Shakespeare’s works. Students who wish to perform songs from works adapted from Shakespeare can email email@example.com for more information about that possibility.
Registration will include a private half hour lesson for your monologue, including providing one if you do not have one you wish to perform already.
This event will be open to the public, so even if you are not performing, this is an excellent chance to gather with other Young Company families and celebrate being together again.
Please note: This location will be outdoors, and all participants and families will be asked to remain asked outside of performing and will keep a safe social distance from others. Performers will be given ample space to perform without their masks and any microphones will be quickly disinfected between performances.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Director of Education
Greater Boston Stage Company
395 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
WHICH PROGRAM IS RIGHT
Overture for students in grades 1 -3
Act 1 for students in grades 4 – 6
Act 2 for students in grades 7 – 9
Act 3 for students in grades 10 -12