Junior Company Winter Play


Whether you are new to NEYT, or an experienced company member, the Junior Company Play teaches young actors skills that will prove foundational for all future programs and productions. Through improv, games and exercises, participants learn the art of listening, reacting, and adapting to their fellow actors. Actors are encouraged to bring their ideas to the material and physicalize their choices in pursuit of clear and fun storytelling. Plays chosen for this show are often based in literature or a popular/iconic story, with strong ensemble casts and all the ingredients for a fun theatrical experience.

Hundred Dresses

2020 Junior Company Winter Play

By Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills
Based on the book by Eleanor Estes

Directed by Rebecca Waxman

Ages 9-13
Tuition $500
By registration

Maddie is distressed. She knows she didn’t do the right thing, but can she make amends before its too late? Based on the Newbery Award winning book, this timeless tale follows the story of Wanda Petronski, who simply wants to have fun and make friends, just like every other child. But in 1930’s small town America, a Polish immigrant doesn’t easily fit in. At her new school, Wanda quickly becomes the object of her classmate’s ridicule. When the bullying doesn’t stop, the children arrive one day to see that Wanda’s once occupied seat is left empty. That leaves Maddie, a bystander on the playground, questioning if saying nothing to a bully is as bad as being the bully herself. Written nearly 80 years ago, this relevant tale rings true in today’s world. When it matters most, we all think we would do the right thing; but when it comes down to it - do we really have what it takes?

REHEARSALS Begin January 6th
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 3:45-6:30pm
No rehearsals February 17th thru 21st
Extended hours tech week 3:45-6:45pm
including Sunday, March 1st 12:30-4:30pm

Friday, March 6th 7pm
Saturday, March 7th 2pm & 7pm
Friday, March 13th 7pm
Saturday, March 14th 2pm & 7pm