Online Specialty Classes

Grades 7-12
Online Weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays

Please note all class times are Eastern Time Zone.

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Description

The following online classes are held on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning January 12, 2021.
The winter term is 8 weeks long.

Class Requirements:

  • We ask that a parent or caregiver is nearby, in the event a participant requires technical support. In the case of our JK – Gr. 4 students, we ask that a parent or caregiver is either present, or very nearby to assist with the student’s engagement or to provide support during the class.
  • Below are some technical requirements needed for the best success of each participant:
    • A stationary camera and screen, such as a computer, laptop, iPad or tablet
    • Stable internet that allows for extended video calls
    • PLEASE NOTE: Cell phones cannot be used to participate in class
    • A microphone, which could be a headset or part of the computer.
  • An adequate space that allows for movement free of physical hazards within the frame of the camera

 

Writers’ Bloc (Gr. 7-12)

Fall & Winter
Theatre for youth by youth! Students learn numerous script-building skills in order to write their own play. The student playwrights will exchange feedback as they workshop drafts of their scripts, receive dramaturgical input from professional theatre artists and staff, and interview YPT playwrights from the 2020.21 season. The program culminates in the opportunity for students to work with a professional director and hear their plays read aloud for an invited audience. The entire program runs from Oct. 13 to Mar. 11 – see term dates in the chart below. (120 minutes). Download the class schedule here.

Writers’ Bloc (Gr. 7-12)
Day Time Fees Teacher Availability
Tuesdays
(Oct. 13-Dec. 8)(Jan. 5-Mar. 11)
6PM – 8PM $636 PJ Prudat SOLD OUT!

 

Shakespeare Monologues (Gr. 7-12)

Romeo and Juliet – the original teen angst show. Our young ensemble of actors will each tackle a different monologue from this iconic romantic dramedy. The aim of this course is to develop a joy in playing with language. Students will learn various techniques to break down monologues into bite-sized parts, to use word play, to demystify the rhythm of Shakespeare’s poetry, and to lift the speeches off the page. This course’s ethos is low pressure, high passion. Come find out what the big deal about Shakespeare is.” – Instructor Naomi Wright

Please note there will be an expectation that some work is done outside of class time. (120 minutes).

Shakespeare Monologues
Day Time Fees Teacher Availability
(as of Jan. 5)
Wednesdays
(Jan. 13- Mar. 3)
5PM – 7PM $288 Naomi Wright Limited

 

Online Content Creation (Gr. 7-12)

As youth are increasingly online, this course aims to provide context, constructive reflection and innovation to support their creative output. Participants will work on a variety of short video projects, learning the fundamental elements of visual story-telling. This hands-on investigation will consider everything from ‘what is your message?’, to developing your story idea, to breaking it all down into individual shots, and then the fun of shooting and editing! Please note there will be an expectation that some work is done outside of class time. (120 minutes). Please note: this class begins Jan. 21 and ends Mar. 11.

Online Content Creation
Day Time Fees Teacher Availability
(as of Jan. 5)
Thursdays
(Jan. 21-Mar. 11)
4:30PM – 6:30PM $288 Ali Sultani Limited

 

Junior Ensemble (Gr. 7-8)

Winter & Spring
A comprehensive program designed for young actors in Gr. 7 and 8 who demonstrate a readiness for more advanced theatre training and wish to create and perform their own play. Admission is by online audition. Auditions will take place over the course of two days. Learn more.

Junior Ensemble (Gr. 7-8)
Day Time Fees Director Availability
Saturdays
Begins Jan. 16
2PM – 5PM $584 Marjie Chud Admission by Audition

 

Senior Company (Gr. 9-12)

Winter & Spring
Senior Company is an advanced program is for committed students seeking to train intensively in the craft of acting. Through a combination of working on a short play and professional workshops, Senior Company members will learn how to lift the script off the page, and explore their voice as creative artists. Admission is by online audition. Learn more.

Senior Company (Gr. 9-12)
Day Time Fees Director Availability
Saturdays
Begins Jan. 16
2PM – 5PM $641 Peter Fernandes Admission by Audition

 

Who Says We Can’t Have Drama Club! (Gr. 9 – 12) 

Are you sick of being online – divided and cut off from after-school teams and activities? Can any fun be had on Zoom? YPT’s online drama classes may be what you need. Whether you are interested in performing or writing – we rant, riff, improvise, collaborate and laugh while teasing out all the fun – and drama – that can be had in every activity. YPT Drama School online – definitely NOT boring. (120 minutes).

Who Says We Can’t Have Drama Club! (Gr. 9-12)
Day Time Fees Teacher Availability
(as of Jan. 5)
Saturdays
(Jan. 16-Mar. 6)
12PM – 2PM $288 Erica May-Wood Limited

Additional Information

Questions? Contact Drama School Assistant at dsassistant(at)youngpeoplestheatre.org.

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