ZONA GALE YOUNG PEOPLES THEATRE WORKSHOPS
All skill levels welcome!
Zona Gale Young People’s Theatre (ZGYPT) mission is to provide quality live theater and theater education experiences to young people, families, and schools, with affordable public performances, tours, and workshops.
Through the lens of the theater, young people learn to view reality afresh, to revise prejudices, to reflect on the consequences of personal behavior, and to see differences from many points of view, which lead to greater tolerance and understanding among all human beings. By stepping into the world of drama, young people become empowered to shape and re-shape life itself!
Registration Deadline: May 1
Registrations received after May 1 will incur a nonrefundable $10 fee.
No refunds after June 1.
Download this fillable Registration Form, or pick one up at the office.
Financial Aid may be available based on need.
NEW!!! FIRST STEPS (AGES 3-5)
June 22-26, 2020, Monday-Friday from 9-11am
Program Director & Teacher: Beth Edmondson
Using creative play, young students will learn to attune themselves...bodies, senses, and emotions...in an encouraging environment. They will tap into their boundless imaginations to create and play and build confidence along the way!
CHILDREN’S THEATRE WORKSHOP (AGES 6-11)
NEW TIME: June 22-27, 2020, Monday-Friday from 1-5pm;
Saturday 10am-12pm with Share Event at 2pm
Program Director: Josh Joles
Master Lead Teacher: Lise Thornton
International Drama Specialist: Valerie Lanciaux
Explore self-awareness, characterization, movement, and storytelling in the development of a theatrical showcase ready to share on stage Saturday afternoon!
YOUTH THEATRE WORKSHOP (AGES 12-18)
July 13-18, 2020, Monday-Saturday from 1-5pm;
Saturday Share Event at 6:30pm
Program Director: Dr. Xan Johnson
with: Peter Loffredo, Josh Joles, Beth Edmondson, Valerie Lanciaux, and more!
Professionally trained actors and teaching artists offer advanced skills in movement, storytelling, improvisation, pantomime, voice, and more! YTW is designed to promote qualities that will be valuable to students not only in a theatrical setting, but as life skills. Focus, commitment to an idea, self-awareness, observation skills, positive self-image, communication, and strong body/voice are emphasized throughout the week!
YOUTH FILM WORKSHOP (AGES 12-18)
Program Director: Valerie Lanciaux
July 20-24, 2020, Monday-Friday from 1-5pm
Film Screening: Friday, July 31 at 6:30pm
Class Limit: 20
Help create a full one hour film using your skills in acting, singing, and dancing on location in downtown Portage! Students can film, edit, be director assistants, actors, script writers, costume designers, prop techs...roles will be filled based on student interests and strengths!