Theater offers youth activities for summer
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BRATTLEBORO- There is something for youth of all ages and interests at the New England Youth Theater.

The annual Melodrama Festival, directed by Jane Baker, will have two, two-week programs, one for a junior company ages 9 to 11, and one for a senior company, ages 12 to 15.

NEYT’s Musical Theater Summer Program will present “Godspell,” directed by Stephen Stearns. This program is for students ages 12 to 19. Auditions will be April 18, from 4 to 6 pm at NEYT.

If Shakespeare sounds exciting, there are two programs that delve into the works of the Bard in the Get Thee to the Funnery Junior Shakespeare Program. Youth ages 12 to 16 will tackle “Twelfth Night.” The Senior Shakespeare Program, for ages 14 to 19, will work on a full-scale production of one of Shakespeare’s first plays, “Titus Andronicus.”

At Circus Minimus, led by Kevin O’Keefe, students ages 7 to 13 will find fabulous toys to play with: mats to tumble on, balls to roll, unicycles to ride, plates and poi to spin, rings to toss, flags to wave, stilts to walk upon, and all kinds of wild and wacky clothes to wear.

For younger students interested in half-day programs, NEYT offers Drama and Dress Up for ages 4 to 5, Page to Stage for ages 6 to 8, and Leap Into Acting for ages 8 to 11.

The Technical Theater Program at NEYT trains students ages 12 to 19 in elements of stage carpentry and set construction, painting, decorating, and set management- moving sets and set pieces, changing sets between scenes or shows, and generally being responsible for all that the audiences see and the actors use during a performance of a play. For more information contact Rick Barron at rjbarron@sover.net.

Each program is staffed by professional teachers and directors.

To register for any class contact the office at (802) 246-6398, ext. 101, or michelle@neyt.org. Financial aid is available, applications are due May 18. For full descriptions of all of the classes visit ww.neyt.org.

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