Youth Programs

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    SPT Touring Improv Ensemble: Unstable Fables

    Grades 7 - 12
    • Rehearsals

      April 28 – May 21

      Tuesdays & Thursdays

      4pm - 6pm

      This class will rehearse offsite at the SPT Offices.

    • Performances

      Saturday, May 23, 2pm, at the Bathhouse

      Touring Performances:

      McDonald Elementary - Wednesday, June 3, 2pm
      APP at Lincoln - Wednesday, June 3, 4pm
      Kapka Cooperative School - Thursday, June 4, 3:15pm
      plus 1-2 more TBA
      Students are responsible for transportation. Please let us know during registration if you will need help facilitating carpools.

    Directed by Shawn Belyea

    Be a part of the SPT Improv Ensemble! Work with award-winning theater director Shawn Belyea to develop your improv skills, physical comedy chops, and verbal dexterity. The ensemble will then tour local elementary schools with a performance that re-invents and re-imagines classic fables with the audience guiding you every step of the way! A wonderful way to expand your theater skills  while sharing your love of performance with the younger generation.

    • Cost

      $300

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

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    Monkey King

    Grades 5 - 8
    • Rehearsals

      July 13 – August 7

      Mondays through Fridays

      9am – 12pm

    • Performances

      Friday, August 7, 7pm

      Saturday, August 8, 2pm & 7pm

      Sunday, August 9, 2pm

    Directed by Kelly Kitchens
    Written by Lauren Marshall

    Based on the classic Sanskrit stories, this exciting world premiere script is a ripping ride full of comedy, drama, adventure, music, martial arts and acrobatics. Sun Wukong (the Monkey King) has supernatural powerful, but when his kingdom is overrun by demons, he sets out to become  immortal. But his talents and  unconventional behavior clash with authority figures, and he finds himself on the wrong side of some  powerful gods and demons. When even his sworn brother Erlang turns against him, the  goddess Jinxing is forced to choose between her true love and  her best friend. A terrific story for all free-spirited individuals  struggling to find a place in a hierarchical world.

    • Cost

      $485

    • Enrollment

      Min: 13 Max: 15

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    Improv: Ripped from the Headlines

    Grades 6 - 12
    • Rehearsals

      July 20 – July 24

      Mondays through Fridays

      1pm – 4pm

      Note: this class will rehearse offsite at the SPT Offices in the U-District

    • Performances

      Friday, July 24, 3pm

    Directed by Shawn Belyea

    An improv class that takes its cues from current events big, small, print and blog. Laugh and think – at the same time!  Combining classic improvisation training with living newspaper techniques and forms, you’ll practice quick thinking, character development, being in the moment with your scene partner. Be prepared to be hilarious!

    • Cost

      $150

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

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    Risky Business

    Grades 7 - 12
    • Rehearsals

      July 20 – July 31

      Mondays through Fridays

      5pm – 8pm

      *This class will rehearse and perform offsite at the SPT Offices*

    • Performances

      Friday, July 31, 7pm

    Directed by Sonya Shaw

    Stretch your theatrical chops and explore some deliciously dark places working on numbers from shows such as Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Chicago, Chess, Assassins, and Little Shop of Horrors. Develop your vocal technique, flexibility and movement skills, and learn how to command an audience with focus, energy, and stage presence. The class culminates in a revue performance in which everyone is a triple threat. With great risk comes great reward!

    • Cost

      $300

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

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    SPT! The Musical!

    Grades 6 - 12
    • Rehearsals

      August 3 – August 27

      Mondays through Thursdays

      5pm – 8pm

    • Performances

      Wednesday, August 26, 7pm

      Thursday, August 27, 7pm

    Directed by Sonya Shaw

    A high-spirited revue in which everyone is a triple threat! The show weaves together musical numbers from shows inspired by plays SPT has done. This includes a lot of great material – Man of La Mancha, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, Camelot, Wicked, Little Women, Into the Woods, Hello Dolly!, Fiddler on the Roof, and Into the Woods, just to name a few! Focus on interpreting lyrics & melody, finding/hearing the “story arc” within the music, basic vocal technique, healthy singing habits, and performance. You’ll also explore major styles of dance while developing technique, posture, flexibility and choreography skills.

     

    • Cost

      $400

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

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    Hanuman in the Underworld

    Grades 5 - 8
    • Rehearsals

      August 31 – September 4

      Mondays through Fridays

      12:30pm – 5:30pm

    • Performances

      Friday, September 4, 4pm

    Directed by Steven Sterne
    Written by Jennifer Dice

    In this tale adapted from the Hindu epic Ramayana, you’ll meet Hanuman the monkey god, an ardent defender of Rama. When Rama and his brother Lakshmana are suddenly kidnapped, Hanuman must travel to a strange reverse world where Ahiravan, a demonic being, holds sway. How will he rescue his King in a land where water flows uphill, fire makes things wet, and eggs try to get back into their shells? Especially since he keeps getting younger and younger every minute! Join us for this fun and unusual production, and find out.

     

    • Cost

      $270

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

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    Treasure Island

    Grades 4 - 8
    • Rehearsals

      August 10 – August 28

      Mondays through Fridays

      9am – 12pm

    • Performances

      Friday, August 28, 7pm

      Saturday, August 29, 2pm & 7pm

      Sunday, August 30, 2pm

    Directed by Tara Kaine
    Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

    Ahoy, mates! We need all hands on deck for this thrilling adventure of pirates, treasure, and betrayal. Join the crew of this swashbuckling classic in which villains can be heroes, and nothing is ever as it seems.

     

    • Cost

      $400

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

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    Park Plays

    Grades 5 - 8
    • Rehearsals

      August 3 – August 7

      Mondays through Fridays

      1pm – 4pm

      *This class will meet and rehearse outside of the Bathhouse Theater*

    • Performances

      Friday, August 7, 3:30pm

    Directed by Shawn Belyea

    A unique outdoor experience that draws on the energy of our Greenlake surroundings for artistic inspiration. Develop material for performance using our environment, found text, poetry, and original writing. Learn how to work together as an ensemble to create new, never-before-seen sort of theater.

     

    • Cost

      $180

    • Enrollment

      Min: 8 Max: 15

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    The Reluctant Dragon

    Grades 2 - 5
    • Rehearsals

      August 17 – August 28

      Mondays through Fridays

      1pm – 4pm

    • Performances

      Friday, August 28, 3pm

    Directed by Tara Kaine
    Written by Kenneth Grahame

    Before there was How to Train Your Dragon there was The Reluctant Dragon: the original misunderstood dragon tale. In a world that desperately needs a dragon lives a dragon who desperately needs a friend. A few brave souls learn that true courage means overcoming your fears, and that the power of the pen is truly mightier than the power of the sword.

     

    • Cost

      $290

    • Enrollment

      Min: 8 Max: 15

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    Unlikely Friendships

    Grades 1 - 3
    • Rehearsals

      July 13 – July 17

      Mondays through Fridays

      9:30am – 4pm

      *This class will rehearse and perform offsite at the SPT Offices*

    • Performances

      Friday, July 17, 3pm

    Directed by Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako

    Will you be my friend? In this class, we bring several stories of unlikely friendships to life from great children’s books such as Frog and Toad, The Lion and the Bird, The Farmer and the Clown, and Koko and All Ball. In this class, we’ll use our bodies, voices, and imaginations to bring magical moments, colorful characters, and awesome adventures to life. Build your capacity for fantasy and imaginative play, as we explore how friendship comes in many shapes and sizes. Physical theater, dance, and movement exercises and games combine with verbal, speaking, and storytelling skills to create a rich class environment. The week ends with a final performance of our play for family and friends!

     

    • Cost

      $290

    • Enrollment

      Min: 8 Max: 15

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    Re-Imagined Fairy Tales

    Grades 1 - 3
    • Rehearsals

      August 31 – September 4

      Mondays through Fridays

      9am – 12pm

    • Performances

      Friday, September 4, 11:30pm

    Directed by Tara Kaine

    Fairy tales have the power to transport you to another world, a world of magic and imagination where anything is possible… as long as you are the Hero. A group of young fairy tales creatures are sick of heroes. The time has come for a change! Come join a creative ensemble whose mission is to rebuild our favorite magical worlds, to make anything possible for everyone!

     

    • Cost

      $175

    • Enrollment

      Min: 8 Max: 15

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  • Macbeth

    Grades 9 - 12
    • Rehearsals

      June 22 – July 17

      Mondays through Fridays

      1pm – 4pm

    • Performances

      Friday, July 17, 7pm

      Saturday, July 18, 7pm

      Sunday, July 19, 2pm

      Friday, July 24, 7pm

      Saturday, July 25, 2pm & 7pm

    Directed by Shana Bestock
    Written by William Shakespeare

    By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes…

    A thrilling, chilling, unstoppable ride full of dark magic and desperate deeds. Set in a world steeped in superstition and brimming with violence, where witches really are witches, this is the story of how a nation’s greatest hero became its bloodiest threat. A spellbinding, supernatural tale of the lust for power.

    • Cost

      $485

    • Enrollment

      Min: 13 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 Front Page

    Grades 9 - 12
    • Rehearsals

      July 20 – August 14

      Mondays through Fridays

      1pm – 4pm

    • Performances

      Friday, August 14, 7pm

      Saturday, August 15, 7pm

      Sunday, August 16, 2pm

      Friday, August 21, 7pm

      Saturday, August 22, 2pm & 7pm

    Directed by Shana Bestock
    Written by Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur

    Hard-bitten journalists, corrupt politicians, and a few good souls in a wisecracking, fast-talking, darkly hilarious farce. A classic of American drama, The Front Page is the original play His Girl Friday is based on. It’s 1928, we’re in the press room of the Criminal Courts Building in Chicago, and a man on death row is about to get the strangest reprieve of his life. Rough, raw, and fast, the overlapping lines, wisecracks and actions fly by in the slam-bang mode of a gangster flick. Both a rebuke and a valentine to journalists who will do anything for a great story.

    • Cost

      $485

    • Enrollment

      Min: 13 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).

  • Twelfth Night

    Grades 6 - 9
    • Rehearsals

      June 29 – July 30

      Mondays through Thursdays

      5pm – 8pm

    • Performances

      Friday, July 31, 7pm

      Saturday, August 1, 2pm & 7pm

      Sunday, August 2, 2pm

    Directed by Emily Purington
    Written by William Shakespeare

    If music be the food of love, play on!

    Viola loves Orsino, who thinks he loves Olivia. Olivia thinks she cannot love at all, then thinks she loves Cesario who is really Viola, dressed as a man. Malvolio thinks he ought to be a gentleman, while the foolish Sir Andrew is one, but is no match for the Lady Olivia. Add in a mournful clown, a wily and witty maid, a swashbuckling brother, and you have a recipe for music, madness, mayhem, and merriment!

    • Cost

      $485

    • Enrollment

      Min: 13 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).

  • Sideways Stories from Wayside School

    Grades 5 - 8
    • Rehearsals

      June 22 – July 10

      Mondays through Fridays

      9am – 12pm

    • Performances

      Friday, July 10, 7pm

      Saturday, July 11, 2pm & 7pm

      Sunday, July 12, 2pm

    Directed by Emily Purington
    Written by Louis Sachar

    Growing up is strange. It’s even stranger when your school is built 30 stories high with a single classroom on each floor (except the 19th…that floor doesn’t exist). At Wayside School, the teachers aren’t always right, and the kids aren’t always the ones with something to learn. This summer we’re going to bring Wayside School to the Bathhouse in an adaptation that is constantly clever and more than a little bizarre. We might even drop a watermelon off the roof to test the so called “law” of gravity. Anything could happen. We promise that anyone turned into an apple will be returned to their normal human shape before the end of the production. Unless they stumble onto the 19th floor. We cannot guarantee anything then.

     

    • Cost

      $400

    • 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).

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    Theater Lab: Master the Bathhouse

    Grades 6 - 12
    • Date

      Saturday, May 16, 12pm – 3pm

    Directed by Kyna Shilling

    Master the secrets of the Bathhouse! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enhance skills that will help you take a production from first rehearsal through performance. Workshop participants will be considered for advanced technical theater positions for future programs. Learn programming tricks for lighting and sound, prop and scenic construction, and more. From the booth to the cave, from inner below to inner above, discover the ins and outs of your favorite theater!

    • Cost

      $100

    • Enrollment

      Min: 4 Max: 8

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  • Boathouse

    Grades 9 - 12
    • Rehearsals

      April 27 – May 20

      Mondays & Wednesdays

      6:30pm – 9pm

    • Tech Week

      May 24 – May 27

      Sunday through Wednesdays

      6:30pm – 9pm

    • Performances

      Saturday, May 30, 2pm

      Sunday, May 31, 7pm

      Saturday, June 6, 2pm

      Sunday, June 7, 7pm

    Directed by Emily Purington
    Written by Frank Garland

    An unofficial funeral at a beautiful, abandoned, falling-apart boathouse brings together an eclectic group of characters, each with conflicting images of their recently departed friend. Asking hard questions - but with great humor – this new script by Frank Garland tackles love and friendship, grief and loss, groups and individuals.  A play about young adults figuring out how to rebuild their world and understand the past.

    • Cost

      $350

    • 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).