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 Summer Programs  2017


Registration Form 

All registrations must be accompanied by a $100 non-refundable deposit

To Register Contact 802.246.6398 ext. 101 or 102, go to Online Registration for directions
or contact Michelle Meima at michelle(@)
Financial Aid applications are available in the office. Applications due June 5.
download Financial Aid Form
and Financial Aid Eligibility

Click here to read Theater Tips: Audition to Post Show Blues.

Brave Young Vaudevillians
Director: Amy Majer 
Ages 6-9

Looking for a summer program that is fun, educational, and exciting? One that incorporates outdoor activities, unstructured play, theatre arts education and training? This is the one! We’ll play our way through the summer - singing, juggling, dancing, acting, frolicking, and creating spectacular vaudeville shows to share with friends and family throughout the summer.

Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm
three 2 week sessions:
July 3-14 (no class July 4) Tuition $405
 July 17-28 Tuition $450
 July 31-August 11 Tuition $450

BYV pre-registration form



Want to learn lots of great stuff about theater by playing action packed, fun and funny cartoon characters like heroes, villains, and fools? You get to be big, bold, loud, and silly.  You dress in wild colors, and get sprayed with water or shaving cream. And at the end of the two weeks, you get to do real live shows for packed houses with audiences that hiss and boo and cheer your every move! Melodrama has been NEYT’s favorite summer program for twelve years running. It fills up almost immediately so don’t wait! Get ready for the fun time of your life!

Ages: 9-11 and 12-15
Tuition: $450
Rehearsals: June 19-July 1, Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm
 June 30 at 6pm
 July 1 at 2pm and 6pm
Directors (9-11) Hayden Bunker and Raphi Shamas
Directors (12-15) Moriah Martel and Caleb Roitz


Ages: 9-11 and 12-15
Tuition: $450
Rehearsals: July 10-22, Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm
 July 21 at 6pm
July 22 at 2pm and 6pm
Directors (9-11): Taylor Patno and Kristina Meima
Directors (12-15) Hayden Bunker and Raphi Shamas



Summer Musical: The Drowsy Chaperone

Directed by Rebecca Waxman

Rehearsals: June 19-July 15 , Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Ages: 13-19
Tuition $550
Performances: July 7-15

Friday, July 7 at 7pm
Saturday, July 8 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, July 9 at 2pm
Tuesday, July 11 at 7pm
Wednesday July 12 at 7pm
Thursday, July 13 at 7pm
Friday, July 14 at 7pm
Saturday, July 15 at 2pm and 7pm

*Auditions Required

The audition date has passed but if you are interested contact the NEYT office.


Theatre Adventure Program
Reaching for the Stars: Create!
An Inclusive three-week theater arts summer seminar

Directed by Laura Lawson Tucker and Darlene Jenson
Ages 7-adult

Students of mixed ages and abilities will have workshops in acting, creative movement, percussion, fabric arts, scenic design, shadow theater, and technology. While experiencing in-depth work in the theater arts, the summer troupe of mixed ages becomes a family grouping. The Theatre Adventure teaching team will offer three weeks of dynamic and multi-disciplinary theater arts. Creativity and working as a team will rule!

~Theatre Adventure Participants discover interests, talent, self-
expression, and a deep well of creativity while reaching for the stars!

Tuition: $425
Rehearsals: June 19-July 7 (no class July 4), Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 12pm
Location: West Village Meeting House, 29 South Street, West Brattleboro
Part time attendance possible.

SPECIAL EVENT: “Shining Stars Café” - Thursday July 6 
from 1- 3 pm. (a community open-mic production hosted 
by Theatre Adventure performers)

Contact the Directors for further details:
Laura Lawson Tucker 257-7024 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Darlene Jenson 254-9528 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


"Get Thee to the Funnery" Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing
Directed by Jonny Flood 
Ages: 11-19

Adults and young people alike tend to think of Shakespeare and his plays are hard to understand, humorless, and dull. However, we at Get Thee to the Funnery disagree! Your two weeks at the Funnery performing this year’s Much Ado About Nothing will take you on the fun, funny, and action-packed journey of your life. This masterpiece and its story of friendship, love, community, conflict, and clowns will be our framework for self-exploration, empowerment, skill-building, and of course, fun. We will help you to perform the highest-quality Shakespeare around! Your vocabulary will grow by 100% and your acting skills will triple! If you want to become a good actor and you’re between the ages of 11 and 19, this program is for you.

Tuition: $450
Rehearsals: June 19-July 2, Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm
Location: Green Street School
Performances: June 29-July 2
Thursday, June 29 at 7pm at NEYT
Saturday, July 1 at 11am at NEYT
Sunday, July 2 at 2pm at NEYT



Directed by Kevin O'Keefe
Ages 7-13

The Circus Kids Create will return to NEYT for the fifteenth year. This years’ theme -  inspired by the kids of Brattleboro - will be Superheroes. Thirty local kids and five amazing artists will create their very own heroic characters. So don your cape, put on your mask and enter the ring of immortality via tumbling, juggling, clowning, partner acrobatics and more. Run away to join the circus and be back in time for dinner! Click here for a great video about Circus Minimus. Welcome to Circus Minimus.

Tuition: $450
Rehearsals: July 18-29,  9am-3pm
Location: Oak Grove School and NEYT
Shows at NEYT:
July 29 at 4pm and 7pm


Senior Production: Twelfth Night

Directed by John Hadden
Ages: 13-19

Tuition: $500
Rehearsals: July24  – August 13 , Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
 Performances: August 11-13
Friday, August 11 at 7pm
Saturday, August 12 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, August 13 at 2pm

*Auditions Required

  The audition date has passed for this show and it has been cast. 


Director: Stephen Stearns
Ages 8-11

“Playful pedagogy for petite players!”  Leap Into Acting focuses on finely fixing first-timers’ tips of the tongue, teeth and lips around tricky text; tuning students’ appetites to comedy and dramedy; and cleverly clowning camaraderie.  Kids will explore characters, poetry, music and clowning, and be grinning from ear to ear while begging their parents to stay and play all night. This program blends acting games with effective voice and physical training. Children are introduced to the magic of theater along with the rhythms and rhymes of our amazing English language.

Tuition: $240
August 7-11, 9am-12pm


 Musical Theatre Intensive: Bye Bye Birdie

Rehearse and perform a fully staged and choreographed abridged version of BYE BYE BIRDIE! Think you're not right for a role? Think again! There is no audition required and casting decisions made by the directors will ensure fun and challenge for all.  With an abundance of strong characters and high-energy group numbers, this workshop provides the opportunity for actors to focus more intensely on their performance skills in acting, singing, and dancing.  At the end of the week we will perform a bare bones and fully committed presentation for family & friends.

Directed by Hallie Flower
August 14–19 Monday-Friday; 9am-4pm
Performance: August 19 at 2pm
Ages: 12-19
Tuition: $300



NEYT’s Technical Theatre Program provides opportunities for students ages 12 and up to learn how to design and execute all elements of a theatre production: scenic design, construction, props creation, painting, lighting, and sound. Interested students also participate as running crew for the production projects.

This program functions as an apprenticeship in which students are able to progress and take on leadership roles as they develop their skills.

The Technical Theatre Program at NEYT, coordinated by Jason Clark, dovetails with our productions so that practical skills are developed through real experience. 

Session One
June 20th – July 15th

Session Two
June 17th – July 17th 

There is no tuition fee for this program through the generosity of our donors. 
To Register Contact 802.246.6398 ext. 101 or 102, go to Online Registration for directions
or contact Michelle Meima at michelle(@)


MELODRAMA FESTIVAL I (4 students) June 20th – July 1st 
MELODRAMA FESTIVAL II (4 students) July 10th – July 22nd 

NEYT’s Melodrama Costume Design program is open to young people with some sewing experience age 12+
Here you will learn how the story and characters within that story inform us in how we costume a character within a melodrama play.
Learn how elements of of color, shape, texture, history, archetypes and imagination all factor into this creative and collaborative adventure. 
This program is run under the Mentorship of NEYT Creative Director and Costumier Sandy Klein.
Students are expected to take leadership roles in the designing of these 4 melodrama plays.

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (4 students) June 20th – July 9th 
NEYT’s Summer Musical Costume Design program is open to young people with some sewing experience ages 12+
The costume team for our summer musical production work closely with professional designer Monika Grist-Weiner and Director Rebecca Waxman to research, design and create the costumes for this 1920’s era comedy. Monika Grist-Weiner (an NEYT Alumni) has a special fondness for this era and studied the design elements of that period in her years at the Savannah College of art and design. We are thrilled to have her as a teacher and Mentor of this production.

TWELFTH NIGHT (3 students) July 24th – August 13th 
NEYT's Shakespeare Costume Design program is open to young people with some sewing experience. age 12+
To execute the costumes and character stylings of this beloved Shakespeare play,  Sandy Klein will work with three students in this intense look at Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. We will work closely with director John Hadden to create a beautiful harmony of set, costume and performance.

There is no tuition fee for this program through the generosity of our donors. 

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