The Young Actors' School at Draper Historic Theatre
- Founded by a licensed professional educator.
- Taught by qualified teachers and theatrical artists.
- Engaging and valuable curriculum aligned to state academic standards.
- Small class sizes.
- Solid theatre fundamentals.
- Exciting electives: improvisation, musical theatre, Shakespeare, and action movie-making!
- A quality program you can trust!
- Skills and learning that you can see!
- Scholarships available.
The Young Actors' School uses the theatrical arts to teach vital communication, presentation, performance, and creative skills to young people. The emergence of digital media as a primary communication form in the 21st century promises that today's youth will be required to interact with performances of all types as actors, directors, and audience members more than ever before. The Young Actors' School stands to be a guiding force in the lives of young people as they develop the skills they will need to prosper in our evolving society.
Dramatic Protégées protégée
June 13 - July 1, 2011
9:00am - 2:30pm
Students will explore the fundamentals of dramatic performances at a slightly more advanced level, as well as specialize in two of our exciting elective classes: Shakespeare, Musical Theatre, Improvisational Acting, and Action Movie Making. Students will learn valuable skills as they work together to create memorable performance pieces on the DHT stage.
July 5-8, 2011
Morning Session 9:00-11:30am
Afternoon Session 12:00-2:30pm
$75 per Session
Maximum Class Size 15
Students will learn the fundamentals of dramatic play as they produce a short musical based on an international folktale. This is a perfect program for children who are excited about performing, and are looking for an active setting to make new friends and have a ton of fun.
July 11-29, with a recital on Friday, July 29.
9:00am - 2:30pm
Students will learn the fundamentals of dramatic performance skills, and will specialize in two of the following exciting areas: Shakespeare, Musical Theatre, Improvisational Acting, and our thrilling Action Movie Making class! Whether your student is looking for a rigorous acting class, or just a unique and unforgettable summer camp experience, this program has something for everyone!
All Classes Include
- YAS T-shirt
- Recital/Photo DVD, including a Digital Head Shot
- A recital performance on the DHT stage
- One Free Ticket to a DHT production
Please download the registration form for school policies, including:
- Tuition deadlines and late fees,
- Scholarship application process,
- Lunch policies,
- Classroom management plan,
- Program Head Bio
Please note: a registration/orientation night May 25, 2011.
Emergent Actors Scholarships
The DHT Arts Council has approved and is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to talented kids ages 11 to 14 for the Young Actors’ School program Dramatic Prodigies beginning the week of June 13th. This scholarship subsidizes half of the total tuition, reducing the cost of this acclaimed program down to only $187.50. To qualify, kids must have prior performing experience in any form, acting, dancing, singing, etc. To apply email to email@example.com and include a short paragraph detailing the child’s or children’s (this scholarship is available to multiple children in the same household) past performing experience and why they would be a good candidate(s) for this scholarship. All applications must be received by Sunday, June 12th at 5:00pm.
Needs base scholarships
For young aspiring actors who qualify, DHT Arts Council is offering Needs-Based Scholarships. These scholarships are determined on a case-by-case and can cover up to 86% of the total tuition for the program. These scholarships are based on the financial need of the family, and are being offered for the June 13th Dramatic Prodigies program. These scholarships allow children who desire to either get into acting, or perfect their dramatic skills the opportunity to attend this acclaimed program for a fraction of the cost! The application process and the award of the scholarship are strictly confidential. For more information, or to apply for the scholarship, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and include a short paragraph introducing the child and briefly explaining the situation surrounding the need. Someone from the theater will contact you Monday June 13th. All applications must be turned in by Sunday, June 12th at 5PM.