Theatre Design & Production


NEYT’s Theatre Design & Production Program is an integral part of what we do. In a theatre “of, for, and by kids”, it is not just the performers you see making the magic happen. We trust in our young people as collaborators – that includes everything “backstage” from design through execution. This program provides opportunities for students ages 12 and up to learn more about all elements of a theatre production:

- Scenic design & construction
- Scenic painting
- Prop construction
- Lighting & sound design
- Costuming design & construction
- Hair & make-up styling
- Stage management
- Running crew
- Directing & Choreography

This program dovetails with our production projects so that practical skills are developed through real experience. Students take on leadership roles as they develop their skills. Our young people are also given the responsibility for running the technical aspects of NEYT performances.

Our APPRENTICE PROGRAM offers more in-depth and advanced experiences for interested students as their skills grow. Students enrolled in these projects receive additional personalized skills-based instruction with the professional artists NEYT brings in for production projects. Through small group and 1-on-1 learning environments, students acquire the knowledge and tools they need to take on more leadership roles in staging NEYT’s productions throughout the year. This is part of how lasting relationships are created that lay the foundation for a thriving multi-generational community of art and learning.

Thanks to the generous support of The Clowes Fund Family Foundation and the Canaday Family Charitable Trust, we are able to offer this program without tuition.

For more information, please contact the office. Summer 2020 information coming soon!