Youth Programs

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    Open Carry

    Grades 6 - 8
    • Rehearsals

      October 13 – November 5

      Mondays & Wednesdays

      6:30pm – 8:30pm

    • Final Showcases

      Saturday, November 8, 2pm

      Sunday, November 9, 4pm

    Directed by Steven Sterne
    Written by Scot Augustson

    The constitution gives us the right to bear arms. But where do we draw the lines? And what if those arms were……tigers?

    This is a world premiere play commissioned especially for Seattle Public Theater’s Youth Program, from local playwright Scot Augustson. In Augustson’s humorous, slightly twisted and quirky perspective, we get to ask hard questions about guns and violence, and equip ourselves with the emotional resilience and intellectual perspectives to build a stronger, safer future. Theater is our language – let’s talk about something important – without losing our sense of humor.

    • Cost

      $250

    • Enrollment

      Min: 8 Max: 15

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    The 13 Clocks

    Grades 5 - 8
    • Rehearsals

      November 4 – November 25

      (no rehearsal November 27)

      Tuesdays & Thursdays

      4pm – 6pm

    • Tech Week

      December 1 - December 5

      Monday through Friday

      4pm – 6pm

    • Performances

      Saturday, December 6, 2pm

      Sunday, December 7, 7pm

    Directed by Shana Bestock
    Written by James Thurber

    “Once upon a time, in a gloomy castle on a lonely hill, where there were 13 clocks that wouldn’t go, there lived a cold, aggressive Duke, and his niece, the Princess Saralinda. She was warm in every wind and weather, but he was always cold. His hands were as cold as his smile, and almost as cold as his heart. ‘We all have flaws,’ the Duke said. ‘Mine is being wicked.’”

    Experience a story that shaped Artistic Director Shana Bestock’s childhood. Full of wordplay, poetry, puns, and featuring spies, monsters, betrayals, hair’s breadth escapes, spells to be broken and hearts to be thawed. With his own particular deadpan spin, James Thurber - celebrated American humorist and author of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – gives us a rousing concoction of adventure, humor and satire that defies any conventional classification.

    • Cost

      $325

    • Enrollment

      Min: 8 Max: 15

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    Theater Lab: To Be or Not to Be

    Grades 9 - 12
    • Rehearsals

      November 3 – December 10

      Monday & Wednesday

      4pm – 6pm

    • Final Showcase

      Saturday, December 13, 12pm

    Directed by Kelly Kitchens

    The world of Shakespearean verse is a rich playground and treasure chest for the actor.  Learn the elements of scansion and what clues this close textual analysis offers the actor when making choices in characterization and playing a scene.  Then put your knowledge into practice studying and showcasing scenes from Hamlet.

    • Cost

      $210

    • Enrollment

      Min: 8 Max: 15

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    Through the Looking-Glass

    Grades 6 - 10
    • Rehearsals

      December 8 – December 31

      (no rehearsal on December 24)

      Mondays & Wednesdays

      4pm – 6pm

    • Tech Week

      January 5 – January 9

      Monday through Friday

      4pm – 6pm

    • Performances

      Friday, January 9, 7pm

      Saturday, January 10, 7pm

      Sunday, January 11, 2pm

      Friday, January 16, 7pm

      Saturday, January 17, 2pm & 7pm

    Directed by Shana Bestock
    Written by Lewis Carroll

    “How curious everything is!”

    Our production of Alice in Wonderland was so successful last year, we had to continue the journey! As Alice moves across the chessboard, she discovers herself through a fantastic cast of characters – Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the imperious Red Queen and the scattered White Queen, Humpty Dumpty, the White Knight, mean-girl flowers, shy gnats, plus battles and feasts and poetry of all kinds. All this and much more bring the rich and marvelous world of Looking-Glass to life. Join us for an imaginative adventure to an alternate reality – or is it a dream?

    • Cost

      $325

    • Enrollment

      Min: 8 Max: 15

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