Disney's FROZEN JR (December 2019). Photo by Every Angle Photography.
Educational programming is a core component of our mission as The Youngstown Playhouse is committed to providing opportunities that broaden participation in and understanding of the performing arts for youth and adults alike.
Under the leadership of Youth Theatre Program Director, Sarah Jane Demetruk, we serve nearly 150 children annually (ages 5–18) through classes, workshops, and productions (which are free participation, with no “pay-to-play” fees). Our most recent Youth Theatre mainstage production of Disney’s Frozen Jr. (December 2019) featured the talents of 40 young performers, played three sold-out public performances with 1,315 attendees and hosted three school performances, serving 12 schools, two assisted living facilities, and 1,260 student attendees. Participating districts for school performances in the 2019/20 Season included Badger, Crestview, Farrell, Girard, Jackson, Lakeview, Lordstown, Mathews, Salem, Struthers, Western Reserve, and Youngstown City Schools.
CURTAIN UP! ONLINE CLASSES
Saturdays: September 19 - October 24
Registration is now closed for this session.
While our stages are dark during the COVID-19 public health crisis, our Youth Theatre has transitioned to remote programming so that we may educate and engage virtually until we can safely open our doors for in-person classes and public performances. These online classes are suitable for ages 5-18 and will examine all aspects of theatre, including performing, directing, design, and everything in between!
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Below: Disney's FROZEN JR (December 2019). Photos by Every Angle Photography.