Town Schools Theatre Program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Town Schools Theatre (TST) is an after-school program open to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders from participating WSESU elementary schools.  Thanks to WSESU and generous grants from the Vermont Children’s Trust Fund, Two West Foundation, and community support, this program is tuition-free and includes transportation from area schools to NEYT.  A great introduction to theater arts, students get the chance to experience all aspects of theater, from acting in performance to building sets to seeing how the lights are designed and controlled from the ‘tech booth.’ The program culminates in a fully costumed performance of an original play at the students’ school, as well as two performances on NEYT’s Mainstage.  Every participant is guaranteed a role; no prior experience is required. Along with teaching basic acting and performance skills, the goal of TST is to foster self-confidence, bodily awareness, communication, and collaboration.

If you would like more information about becoming a participating school or getting your child involved, please contact our Program Coordinator.