Youth Programs

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    The Sky Below

    Grades 5 - 8
    • Rehearsals

      March 12 – April 16, April 17

      Sundays & Thursdays (+ 1 Monday)

      6:30pm – 9:00pm

      Please Note: some rehearsals will take place at the Seattle Public Theater offices in the U-District.

    • Tech Dates

      April 18 & April 19

      Tuesday & Wednesday

      6:30pm – 9:00pm

    • Performances

      Saturday, April 22, 2:00pm

      Sunday, April 23, 2:00pm & 7:00pm

    Directed by Harry Jamieson
    Written by Maggie Lee

    For as long as anyone could remember, the mighty floating city of Firmament has drifted through the clouds, safe from the perils and turmoil of the ground beneath. But as each citizen approaches their 13th year, they are faced with an important decision: stay aboard the great city for the rest of their days, or descend to the unseen world below, never to return. As a group of lifelong friends ponder their choice, an unexpected visitor makes them question everything about the only world they’ve ever known, and the vast open sky separating them from a new one they never imagined. A fantastical science fiction adventure about taking the leap into the unknown and discovering what weighs us down and what makes us soar.

    • Cost

      $400

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 16

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    Baalzebub, a contemporary adaptation of “Lord of the Flies”

    Grades 9 - 12
    • Rehearsals

      March 13 – April 24, April 25

      Mondays & Wednesdays (+ 1 Tuesday)

      6:30pm – 9:00pm

      Please Note: some rehearsals will take place at the Seattle Public Theater offices in the U-District.

    • Tech Dates

      April 26 & April 27

      Wednesday & Thursday

      6:30pm – 9:00pm

    • Performances

      Friday, April 28, 7:00pm

      Saturday, April 29, 2:00pm & 7:00pm

    Directed by Rachel Delmar
    Written by Rachel Atkins

    What would a group of young people do if left alone, away from civilization? In response to William Golding’s classic novel Lord of the Flies, in which a group of post-World War II British schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, Baalzebub tells the story of a group of young people who are stranded together on a kind of desert island: they are left behind at a refugee camp in an unnamed war zone. How are the ways they cope and behave the same as the boys in Lord of the Flies? How are they different? Baalzebub both mirrors the original tale of Lord of the Flies, and follows its own story that reflects a different and more contemporary group of characters and circumstances.

    • Cost

      $480

    • Enrollment

      Min: 12 Max: 18

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    When the Moon Sets

    Grades 7 - 10
    • Rehearsals

      March 21 – April 27, May 1 – May 3

      Tuesdays & Thursdays (+ 1 Monday-Wednesday block)

      4:30pm – 6:30pm

      Please Note: some rehearsals will take place at the Seattle Public Theater offices in the U-District.

    • Tech Dates

      May 4 & May 5

      Thursday & Friday

      4:30pm – 6:30pm

    • Performances

      Friday, May 5, 7:00pm

      Saturday, May 6, 2:00pm & 7:00pm

    Directed by Leah Adcock-Starr
    Written by Gillian Jorgensen

    Flip and Carly have run away to the Gibbous Wood, in search of Carly’s runaway birds. The sisters encounter all sorts of mysteries within the wood: a toad girl, an oracle, and Griselda the Granddaughter of the Moon. The further in they wander, the stranger things become. And where is that singing coming from? Does the moon have more children? Who are they? And who were they before? To solve these mysteries and answer these questions, audience and actor alike must walk through this story together.

    • Cost

      $410

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

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    Deaf Spotlight (Spring Break camp session #1)

    Grades 4 - 8
    • Rehearsals

      April 3 – April 7

      Monday – Friday

      9:00am – 3:00pm

      Please Note: some rehearsals will take place at the Seattle Public Theater offices in the U-District.

    • Performance

      Friday, April 7, 3:00pm

    Directed by Joshua Castille

    Seattle Public Theater partners with Deaf Spotlight in their mission to inspire, encourage, and showcase creative works of, by, and for Deaf people in the Pacific Northwest through events that celebrate Deaf culture and American Sign Language. We will be offering two Spring Break Camp sessions in April for all signers in all styles, including a drama camp for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and KODAs (Kids of Deaf Adults or Siblings). Campers will learn all aspects of a theatrical production in ASL.

    • Cost

      $360

    • Enrollment

      Min: 8 Max: 15

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    Deaf Spotlight (Spring Break camp session #2)

    Grades 4 - 8
    • Rehearsals

      April 10 – April 14

      Monday – Friday

      9:00am – 3:00pm

      Please Note: some rehearsals will take place at the Seattle Public Theater offices in the U-District.

    • Performance

      Friday, April 14, 3:00pm

    Directed by Alexandria Wailes

    With Alexandria Wailes leading the activities, this week will focus on developing original material in the form of ASL poetry, storytelling, movement and theatrical expression. This will be a collaborative effort for all participants as we learn how to create new material, find inspiration from preexisting works of Deaf artists and elevate our artistry as Deaf/hard of hearing and KODA performers. Come ready to move: wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

    • Cost

      $360

    • Enrollment

      Min: 8 Max: 15

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    The Great Brain Robbery

    Grades 2 - 5
    • Rehearsals

      April 15 – June 24, June 25

      Saturdays (+ 1 Sunday)

      10:00am – 12:00am

      Please Note: some rehearsals will take place at the Seattle Public Theater offices in the U-District.

    • Performances

      Saturday, June 24, 12:00pm

      Sunday, June 25, 12:00pm

    Directed by Steven Sterne
    Written by Gillian Jorgensen

    What do you do when you’re a mediocre entertainer? Practice, practice, practice!! Except that’s no good when the brains of the operation are plot-free and skills-starved. Enter Walt Disney… or rather, enter The Day Players into Walt Disney’s vault at Epcot Center. This band of ruffian thespians are confident they can revive Disney’s cryogenically preserved wit and become the happiest show on earth… until they realize that all Mr. Disney wants to do is live his newfound life. Disney will experience a whole new Disneyworld, everything shiny and new. But what about The Day Players? Will they find their denouement within the greatest musical ever produced or will they turn to a life of crime?

    • Cost

      $240

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

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    In the Kitchen

    Grades 5 - 8
    • Rehearsals

      April 24 – May 17, May 21 & May 22

      Mondays & Wednesdays (+ 1 Sunday-Monday block)

      6:30pm – 9:00pm

      Please Note: some rehearsals will take place at the Seattle Public Theater offices in the U-District.

    • Tech Dates

      May 23 & May 24

      Tuesday & Wednesday

      6:30pm – 9:00pm

    • Performances

      Saturday, May 27, 2:00pm

      Sunday, May 28, 7:00pm

      Saturday, June 3, 2:00pm

      Sunday, June 4, 7:00pm

    Directed by Tara Kaine
    Written by various local playwrights

    We have asked several local hot new playwrights — Kelleen Conway Blanchard, Jesse Glick, Benjamin Benne, Julia Nardin, Seayoung Yim — to write 10 minute plays specifically created for this age group and set in a kitchen (the set of our main stage production of Grand Concourse). Each role is a wonderfully rich lead and will challenge our students to grow and carry the entirety of a full storyline.

    • Cost

      $360

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

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    Theater Lab: Tech Soup

    Grades 7 - 12
    • Lab sessions

      March 26, April 2, April 23, April 30, May 7

      assorted Sundays

      10:00am – 12:00pm

    Directed by assorted Seattle theater technicians

    Don’t have time to do a show but want to build your skills? Here are some great options taught by local professionals working in the theatre here in Seattle. In five Sunday seminars meet with some of Seattle’s best in the tech world. Each Seminar will be dedicated to the following technical focus:

     

    March 26th: The Basics of Stage Management with Ariel Bui

    April 2nd: Creating a Set Design with Jenny Littlefield

    April 23rd: Sound Design and Technology with Erin Bed

    April 30th: Lighting Up the Space: A Tutorial in Creating a Lighting Design with instructor TBA

    May 7th: Costume Design with instructor TBA

    • Cost

      $110 for all five, or $25 per class

    • Enrollment

      Min: 6 per session, Max: 12 per session

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