Registration for Summer Workshops Now Available!
Theatre education has been a core value of Theatre of Youth since the founding of the company in 1972. Over the years, thousands of parents and kids have trusted us to create programs that inspire and build creative confidence in a safe and supportive environment.
2016-2017 TOY Workshops were sponsored by:
IMAGINATION CELEBRATION (For students entering Kindergarten and 1st Grade)
Through the use of theatre games, music and movement, and hands on art projects, we create a community. Our community encourages creative expression, promotes confidence and self-esteem, and positive social interactions. While working on skills such as active listening and sharing, your children delight in the pleasure and fun of theatre!
ARTS ALIVE--ACT I (For students entering 1st-6th grades)
A week long program for children entering 1st-6th grades. This creative dramatics based class explores fundamental theatre skills through games, improvisation, voice & movement and storytelling. On the final day, the class brings to life the characters they developed in a fun showcase for family and friends. This class is ever changing and evolving; it's great to take the class more than once!
ARTS ALIVE--ACT II (For students entering 1st-6th grades)
Building on the skills and processes practiced in ACT I, students take the next step. Working in small groups, as if in a cast, they explore more deeply character development, relationships, action, and scene work. The class culminates with a presentation of student created scenes at the final class.
INTRODUCTION TO MUSICAL THEATRE (For students entering 7th-10th grades)
An acting coach, a choreographer, and an accompanist provide a nurturing and fun environment for this class. They encourage students to develop singing and dancing ability by practicing songs and steps right from Broadway! In addition, students study solo skills and chorus work, as well as the specialized acting techniques of musical theatre. The final class features a presentation of class work.
ACTING OUT! THEATRE ESSENTIALS FOR TEENS (For students entering 7th-10th grades)
Teen actors develop and improve upon their skills as performers in this non-competitive, process-oriented class. Intensive professional training is provided in a variety of theatrical movement styles, voice, characterization, improvisation, text analysis and acting techniques. Invited professionals present specialty workshops that broaden and deepened each teen actor's skill level. Ensemble work and collaboration are emphasized as students prepare a presentation for the final showcase.
The class meets at the Donald Savage Flexible Theatre on the Buffalo State College Campus.
Thank you to our 2017-18 workshop sponsor DV Brown & Associates.