Friday, December 6, 2013

Tickets On Sale


Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets starting December 7th.  

Click the link to the right to order tickets.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Today marks the end of week one of our Indiegogo Crowd-funding campaign! We have raised $705 with the help of 15 funders! Thank you to these awesome individuals!!!

What's even better is that 422 people have liked this Indiegogo campaign via Facebook. Keep it up, friends! The more likes, shares, tweets, and complete Youtube video views we get, the more likely Indiegogo is to feature us on their home page. This will give us HUGE exposure. And exposure leads to dollars!

This weekend Maggie, Scott, and I will be at the space at 924 Broadway, cleaning, painting, and doing some light construction. Volunteers are welcome to join us between 10am and 5pm on Saturday 9/28 and Sunday 9/29. We are planning on taking tons of pictures to share our progress with you all. We are also putting together some ideas for several funny campaign videos we will be shooting in the next week.

Auditions for Treasure Island and Cinderella are coming up on October 6th and our first Improv class is on Friday October 4th!

We want to thank all of you who have shared our campaign! 


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Support Tacoma Youth Theatre

Please support our Indiegogo Campaign.
Click the image on the right to contribute!


Friday, September 20, 2013

Tacoma Youth Theatre is Broadway Bound!

Tacoma Youth Theatre is Broadway Bound!

Tacoma Youth Theatre is opening a new theatre at 924 Broadway in the heart of Tacoma’s Theatre District. The facility is uniquely designed for young artists to experience theatre for themselves. The organization is launching a crowd-funding campaign to pay for needed improvements.
Photo by Michael Martin

Tacoma, WA , September 20, 2013 – Tacoma Youth Theatre is creating a new theatre facility at 924 Broadway, right in the heart of Tacoma's Theatre District. Starting this fall, students will experience all this innovative space has to offer: a fully functioning in-the-round “black box” performance space with ample seating, a separate rehearsal studio, dressing rooms, costume rooms, prop rooms – all designed to provide a hands-on learning environment where young artists can discover the joy, success, and impact of theatre for themselves.

Tacoma Youth Theatre, co-founded by Maggie Knott and Scott Campbell, began in the summer of 2012 and has since produced a dozen plays - all created by young artists. 

“It’s exciting to be building a facility specifically geared towards youth theatre. It’s unique,” says Knott. “For them to have access to the costumes, the props, the lighting, and the sound…and have it intentionally designed in a safe way for them to do that.”

Tacoma Youth Theatre will be expanding programming in the fall:  a morning class for four and five year old actors who are just starting out and a day-time class for home school students. The organization’s after school program will continue using a Pay What You Can pricing model. Two productions will be offered: Treasure Island and Cinderella.  Along with these classes, there will be a weekly improv class and several one-day workshops. This winter, Tacoma Youth Theatre will mount a special holiday production, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, offering young actors and their families an opportunity to experience the joys of theatre together, while sharing the stage with experienced acting mentors.

"During the past year, we have seen steady growth. Parents really appreciate and enjoy the unique and professional way we engage young artists,” says Campbell. “This is a big deal for Tacoma, the Theatre District, and for children and families in this community. We’re launching an Indiegogo campaign to support our mission, to give this theatre the best start possible, and to provide young artists with the very best theatre experiences."

The campaign will raise funds to further the mission of Tacoma Youth Theatre by purchasing equipment and making safety upgrades to the facility.  Visit www.tacomayouththeatre.org to see the upcoming fall schedule or call 253-677-0531 for more information or to sign up for a class. Visit igg.me/at/tacomayouththeatre to check out the organization’s crowd-funding campaign.

“Every young person deserves the opportunity to participate in theatre. It's an incomparable learning experience,” says Knott. “Achieving our funding goals will establish a unique, hands-on, youth-only theatre where we're able to take that powerful learning even further, and keep that experience affordable.”

About Tacoma Youth Theatre:
Tacoma Youth Theatre is dedicated to creating high-quality theatre entirely produced by young artists.  The company strives to build community by emphasizing core values of self-esteem, empathy, responsibility, collaboration, creativity, and adaptability.  Tacoma Youth Theatre provides professional expectations, resources, and mentors that lead young people through the exploration of multiple theatrical disciplines.  This process works best in a nurturing, respectful atmosphere where unique individuals, ages 5-18, can discover the impact, success, and joy of theatre for themselves. 

Contact:       
Scott Campbell, Managing Director
Telephone:  253-677-0531

Friday, September 13, 2013

Let construction begin

Tacoma Youth Theatre was issued permits yesterday to begin construction in our new theatre space.  The floorplan below roughly shows what we're up to.  Primarily, our work will include some ADA modifications to the public restroom and upgrades to all the exits.  Also included in this permit is the construction of the main wall separating the lobby from the theatre space.

Because of this space, Tacoma Youth Theatre can now expand its mission throughout the day.  The facility itself will be specifically designed to provide professional, safe access to all that theatre has to offer young artists.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

KBTC and Tacoma Youth Theatre


Last Friday, seven young actors from Tacoma Youth Theatre auditioned as on-air voice talent for KBTC-TV, Tacoma's PBS station.  We wish them all luck and look forward to hearing some familiar voices on television sometime soon.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Summer Camps still have openings

Tacoma Youth Theatre is proud to announce Summer Theatre Camps

Tacoma Youth Theatre will hold Theatre camps for young actors ages 5-18 beginning on July 8th, 2013.  These camps will mark the one year anniversary of Tacoma Youth Theatre.  The camps are broken down into three series – Theatre Fun Series, Performance Series, and Audition Series.

Theatre Fun Series
Cost: $125.00 per class
OPEN ENROLLMENT - Suggested ages: 5 – 10
Three One-Week Camps - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Discover the joy of theatre! Young actors will love this opportunity to explore the fundamentals of acting through fun games and exercises. Each one-week camp is perfect as a first introduction to the world of theatre, or an ideal supplement for any young actor who regularly performs. Each week stands alone. Sign-up for one class or all three. Enroll early, class sizes are limited.

July 8 - July 12
Theatre Fun: TAKING THE STAGE!
This fun class teaches the basics of theatrical performance including movement, pantomime, voice, and staging

July 15 - July 19
Theatre Fun: TELLING THE STORY!
This fun class teaches the basics of story dramatization and improvisation.

July 22 - July 26
Theatre Fun: BECOMING THE CHARACTER!
This fun class will focus on character creation & acting choices including physical and vocal character work.


Performance Series
Cost: $175.00 per class
OPEN ENROLLMENT - Suggested ages 8 – 15
Three One-Week Camps - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Designed to immerse young actors in a total theatre experience! Each one-week production offers actors the unforgettable chance to rehearse, design, and publically perform the week’s production.

July 8 - July 12
BEST OF BROADWAY
Performs July 13 @ 3pm
A compilation of scenes from some of Broadway’s most famous playwrights: Arthur Miller, Neil Simon, Lillian Hellman, Thorton Wilder and more! – all featuring young characters. Actors will play characters that are their own age in a beautiful collection of some of Broadway’s finest moments.

July 15 - July 19
A TRIBUTE TO ANNE FRANK
Performs July 20 @ 3pm
Through selections from her diary and scenes from the award-winning play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, each young actress will take on the role of Anne Frank as we tell one of history’s tragedies through the eyes of a young girl.

July 22 - July 26
FICTION IN THE FOOTLIGHTS
Performs July 27 @ 3pm
Join us for this beautiful compilation of scenes and monologues from classic junior fiction. Selections include: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Charlotte’s Web, The Hobbit, The Giver, Little Women and more!

Audition Series
Cost: PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
The audition series is designed to provide a complete theatrical experience – from rehearsal to fully produced public performances.  These are productions, not classes.  Actors will only be called to rehearsal as needed.  Tuition is due, if cast, on the first day of rehearsal.

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ
Audition on July 21st @ 3:00 pm
TWO WEEK REHEARSAL - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
July 29-August 9
performs August 9, 10, & 11
suggested ages: 7-16 
Cost Requested: $200.00
Join Dorothy, Toto and the rest for Tacoma Youth Theatre’s original (non-musical) adaptation of Frank L. Baum’s magical book.

ROBIN HOOD
Audition on July 21st @ 5:00 pm
THREE WEEK REHEARSAL - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
July 29 - August 16
performs August 16, 17, & 18
suggested ages: 8 – 18
Cost Requested: $300.00
This witty, original adaptation of the classic folk tale is both funny and heart-warming. Full of complex characters, intrigue and sword play, this a play that any serious young actor will enjoy!

PAY WHAT YOU CAN tuition is not free.
We ask that every young artist enrolled in audition based productions pay the full cost or select a lesser payment their family can afford. Tickets to performances are sold as a fundraiser for Tacoma Youth Theatre.  We encourage all families to participate in this important fundraising effort.

Camps and performances are held at The Center for Spiritual Living, 206 North J Street at Division Ave.
Tacoma Youth Theatre is an educational theatre company with no religious affiliation.

Tacoma Youth Theatre is dedicated to creating high-quality theatre entirely produced by young artists. The company strives to build community by emphasizing core values of self-esteem, empathy, responsibility, collaboration, creativity, and adaptability. Tacoma Youth Theatre provides professional expectations, resources, and mentors that lead young people through the exploration of multiple theatrical disciplines. This process works best in a nurturing, respectful atmosphere where unique individuals, ages 5-18, can discover the impact, success, and joy of theatre for themselves.
Tacoma Youth Theatre is an affiliated program of Shunpike --  the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that fuels innovation in the arts by building productive partnerships, cultivating leadership and providing direct services to arts groups of all kinds. Learn more at www.shunpike.org.

For more information about Tacoma Youth Theatre, please call 253-677-0531, or visit www.tacomayouththeatre.org or http://tacomayouththeatre.blogspot.com


Friday, June 21, 2013

TOM SAWYER Opens TODAY

TOM SAWYER Opens TODAY at Tacoma Youth Theatre for three performances, Friday, June 21st at 7pm, Saturday, June 22nd at 7pm, and Sunday, June 23rd at 3pm.  Performances are held at The Center for Spiritual Living, 206 North J Street at Division Ave. Tacoma Youth Theatre is an educational theatre company, with no religious affiliation.  

Seven young actors tell the tale in 60 minutes.
Mark Twain's TOM SAWYER was adapted for the stage by Maggie Knott and Scott Campbell for Tacoma Youth Theatre
All tickets are PAY WHAT YOU CAN by Donation! Walk-ins are welcome and encouraged. Bring the whole family for this 60-minute, original adaptation of Twain's classic.  It's fun!
Tacoma Youth Theatre is a perfect introduction to theatre for young children.  Adults like it too!  We hope you can join us in experiencing the impact and joy of live theatre.






Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tacoma Youth Theatre is proud to announce Summer Theatre Camps

Tacoma Youth Theatre will hold Theatre camps for young actors ages 5-18 beginning on July 8th, 2013.  These camps will mark the one year anniversary of Tacoma Youth Theatre.  The camps are broken down into three series – Theatre Fun Series, Performance Series, and Audition Series.

Theatre Fun Series
Cost: $125.00 per class
OPEN ENROLLMENT - Suggested ages: 5 – 10
Three One-Week Camps - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Discover the joy of theatre! Young actors will love this opportunity to explore the fundamentals of acting through fun games and exercises. Each one-week camp is perfect as a first introduction to the world of theatre, or an ideal supplement for any young actor who regularly performs. Each week stands alone. Sign-up for one class or all three. Enroll early, class sizes are limited.

July 8 - July 12
Theatre Fun: Taking the Stage!
This fun class teaches the basics of theatrical performance including movement, pantomime, voice, and staging

July 15 - July 19
Theatre Fun: Telling the Story!
This fun class teaches the basics of story dramatization and improvisation.

July 22 - July 26
Theatre Fun: Becoming the Character!
This fun class will focus on character creation & acting choices including physical and vocal character work.


Performance Series
Cost: $175.00 per class
OPEN ENROLLMENT - Suggested ages 8 – 15
Three One-Week Camps - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Designed to immerse young actors in a total theatre experience! Each one-week production offers actors the unforgettable chance to rehearse, design, and publically perform the week’s production.

July 8 - July 12
Best of Broadway
Performs July 13 @ 3pm
A compilation of scenes from some of Broadway’s most famous playwrights: Arthur Miller, Neil Simon, Lillian Hellman, Thorton Wilder and more! – all featuring young characters. Actors will play characters that are their own age in a beautiful collection of some of Broadway’s finest moments.

July 15 - July 19
A Tribute to Anne Frank
Performs July 20 @ 3pm
Through selections from her diary and scenes from the award-winning play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, each young actress will take on the role of Anne Frank as we tell one of history’s tragedies through the eyes of a young girl.

July 22 - July 26
Fiction in the Footlights
Performs July 27 @ 3pm
Join us for this beautiful compilation of scenes and monologues from classic junior fiction. Selections include: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Charlotte’s Web, The Hobbit, The Giver, Little Women and more!

Audition Series
Cost: pay-what-you-can
The audition series is designed to provide a complete theatrical experience – from rehearsal to fully produced public performances.  These are productions, not classes.  Actors will only be called to rehearsal as needed.  Tuition is due, if cast, on the first day of rehearsal.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Audition on July 21st @ 3:00 pm
TWO WEEK REHEARSAL - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
July 29-August 9
performs August 9, 10, & 11
suggested ages: 7-16 
Cost Requested: $200.00
Join Dorothy, Toto and the rest for Tacoma Youth Theatre’s original (non-musical) adaptation of Frank L. Baum’s magical book.

Robin Hood
Audition on July 21st @ 5:00 pm
THREE WEEK REHEARSAL - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
July 29 - August 16
performs August 16, 17, & 18
suggested ages: 8 – 18
Cost Requested: $300.00
This witty, original adaptation of the classic folk tale is both funny and heart-warming. Full of complex characters, intrigue and sword play, this a play that any serious young actor will enjoy!

PAY WHAT YOU CAN tuition is not free.
We ask that every young artist enrolled in audition based productions pay the full cost or select a lesser payment their family can afford. Tickets to performances are sold as a fundraiser for Tacoma Youth Theatre.  We encourage all families to participate in this important fundraising effort.

Camps and performances are held at The Center for Spiritual Living, 206 North J Street at Division Ave.
Tacoma Youth Theatre is an educational theatre company with no religious affiliation.

Tacoma Youth Theatre is dedicated to creating high-quality theatre entirely produced by young artists. The company strives to build community by emphasizing core values of self-esteem, empathy, responsibility, collaboration, creativity, and adaptability. Tacoma Youth Theatre provides professional expectations, resources, and mentors that lead young people through the exploration of multiple theatrical disciplines. This process works best in a nurturing, respectful atmosphere where unique individuals, ages 5-18, can discover the impact, success, and joy of theatre for themselves.
Tacoma Youth Theatre is an affiliated program of Shunpike --  the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that fuels innovation in the arts by building productive partnerships, cultivating leadership and providing direct services to arts groups of all kinds. Learn more at www.shunpike.org.

For more information about Tacoma Youth Theatre, please call 253-677-0531, or visit www.tacomayouththeatre.org or http://tacomayouththeatre.blogspot.com



Friday, April 26, 2013

Jr. Daffodil Parade Video

Thank You TV 12 Tacoma for covering the Jr. Daffodil Parade!
Here is the short segment featuring Tacoma Youth Theatre.
Of course -- thank you to all the young actors and family members that walked in the parade.

video

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Spring Programs & Tom Sawyer Auditions

Dear Friends of Tacoma Youth Theatre,

Spring is here and Tacoma Youth Theatre is starting another round of performance opportunities for young actors.  We hope you can join us for one or more of the following offerings: 
  • Audition-Ready Workshops - May 4th
  • THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER - May 11th
  • The Art of Acting - May 28th
Details for each of these programs can found in the tabs above.  We look forward to hearing from you.  Please call 253-677-0531 to register for the May 4th workshop, May 11th auditions, or "The Art of Acting" which begins on May 28th.
Our goal for this round is to concentrate on developing the skills and talents of young actors while finding joy in doing the work of an actor.  We hope you can join us.  
If you have any questions, please give us a call  at 253-677-0531.

Also, please take a moment to share this information with those who may be interested in the mission of Tacoma Youth Theatre.  Thanks for being a part of it.