Youth Programs

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    The Winter’s Tale

    Grades 9 - 12
    • Rehearsals

      January 12 – February 4

      Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays

      4pm – 6:15pm

    • Tech Week

      February 9 – February 13

      Monday through Friday

      4pm – 6:15pm

    • Performances

      Saturday, February 14, 2pm

      Sunday, February 15, 7pm

    Directed by Kelly Kitchens
    Written by William Shakespeare

    Suspecting his queen of infidelity with his best friend, a jealous king intends to execute her and abandon her newborn. Years later, the child reemerges as a free-spirited young woman, assumed to be a commoner, and falls in love with a handsome prince among the flowers of Bohemia. Full of mystery and magic, Shakespeare’s story celebrates hard-won joy, forgiveness, and the promise of renewal.

    Note: This production is available to younger students on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please contact Simon at admin@seattlepublictheater.org.

    • Cost

      $385

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

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    I’m-Migration

    Grades 5 - 8
    • Rehearsals

      January 26 – February 25

      Mondays & Wednesdays

      4pm – 6pm

    • Tech Week

      March 2 – March 6

      Monday, Wednesday, Friday

      4pm – 6pm

    • Performances

      Saturday, March 7, 2pm

      Sunday, March 8, 2pm

    Directed by Ana Maria Campoy

    I’m-Migration is a passionate script ripped from the headlines about kids facing the challenges of immigration. Embarking on voyages of great distance and self-discovery, they experience familial upheaval and powerful political pressures. Walk miles – and miles – in someone else’s shoes. An amazing opportunity to expand your skills as theater artists while also expanding your compassion, vision, and hope for a better future. By engaging critically and creatively with the world as artists, you have greater capacity to dream adventurously and achieve greatness. 

    • Cost

      $350

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

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  • On the Razzle

    Grades 8 - 12
    • Rehearsals

      January 12 – February 18

      Mondays & Wednesdays

      6:30pm – 9pm

    • Tech Week

      February 23 – February 26

      Monday through Thursday

      6:30pm – 9pm

    • Performances

      Friday, February 27, 7pm

      Saturday, February 28, 7pm

      Sunday, March 1, 2pm

      Friday, March 6, 7pm

      Saturday, March 7, 7pm

    Directed by Shana Bestock
    Written by Tom Stoppard

    “One false move and we’ll have a farce on our hands.”

    From the master who brought us Arcadia comes a farce of epic proportions. In an explosion of verbal dazzle, wit, innuendo, malaprops, grand entrances, hasty exits, mistaken identities, and general hilarity, Stoppard adapts with a very free hand an 1842 Austrian farce (which inspired Thornton Wilder’s Matchmaker, which in turn was the basis for the musical Hello, Dolly!). “On the razzle” is a quaint Britishism that roughly translates as “to par-tay” and this play certainly is a night on the town! Two callow shop clerks escape their lives of provincial drudgery for one day in glitzy, sinful old Vienna, where they hope, as one of them puts it, “to acquire a past before it’s too late.”  Don’t miss this deft and daffy romp!

    • Cost

      $385

    • Enrollment

      Min: 12 Max: 15

    • Registration

      This class has filled, but spots may open up in the future. To be placed on the waitlist, please email Simon (admin@seattlepublictheater.org).

  • The Magical Thinkers

    Grades 2 - 5
    • Rehearsals

      January 24 – March 14

      Saturdays

      10am – 12:30pm

    • Performances

      Saturday, March 14, 12pm

    Directed by Steven Sterne
    Written by Jennifer Dice

    Join us to produce a brand new alternate-reality comedy adventure!  Riverdale High School has a big problem: the students. These strong-minded kids love science, and they’ve driven the Principal crazy by suggesting that the earth revolves around the sun, that species evolve, and that pollution is bad for you! When the newest Principal arrives, his mission is to make sure these freethinkers keep their crazy ideas to themselves. But one whiz kid named Riff has a plan — she’s researched climate change and wants to deliver her groundbreaking results to a trio of science heroes when they arrive for a lecture tour. Enter: Charles Darwin, Galileo Galilei and naturalist Rachel Carson. Will Riff and her friends succeed, or will magical thinking prevail forever?

    • Cost

      $250

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

    • Registration

      This class has filled, but spots may open up in the future. To be placed on the waitlist, please email Simon (admin@seattlepublictheater.org).

  • Hamlet

    Grades 5 - 8
    • Rehearsals

      January 27 – March 5

      Tuesdays & Thursdays

      4pm – 6pm

      Saturdays February 7 and March 7

      4pm – 6pm

    • Tech Week

      March 9 – March 13

      Monday though Friday

      4pm – 6pm

    • Performances

      Friday, March 13, 7pm

      Saturday, March 14, 2pm & 7pm

      Sunday, March 15, 2pm

    Directed by Emily Purington
    Written by William Shakespeare

    Prince Hamlet’s father is dead under mysterious circumstances. Who can Hamlet trust in a court filled with secrets and spies? A whirlwind of intrigue drives Shakespeare’s ​drama exploring ​​the costs of hesitation, hasty judgment and ambition​. With a ghost, a play-within-a-play, a sword-fight, a murder, a suicide, true love and epic loss. Explore what “to be or not to be” really means as you perform one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays!

    • Cost

      $385

    • Enrollment

      Min: 12 Max: 15

    • Registration

      This class has filled, but spots may open up in the future. To be placed on the waitlist, please email Simon (admin@seattlepublictheater.org).