Stage Play: Central American Stories
Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:30 am, Ages 5 - 8

Join us South of the Border as we explore the rich history of folk tales, fairy tales, and fables from Mexico and Central America. Drama games and scenes based on these tales will be used to teach the basics of theatrical story telling, character development, voice, and movement. Older and returning students will be challenged to further develop roles and begin script analysis. The term ends with a showcase performance for family and friends.


Stage Performance Skills
Make 'em Laugh: Comic Timing

Saturdays, 10:40 - 11:40 am, Ages 9 - 14

Playing comedy, and finding the right timing for that comedy, is one of the hardest skills for actors to learn. This class will explore various types of comedy and how to play it for the biggest laughs! Prior acting experience is recommended but not required. The term ends with a showcase performance for family and friends.


IMPROV IN Performance
Saturdays, 11:50 am - 12:50 pm, Ages 10 - 16

Get a basic understanding of improvisational theater concepts such as story building, environmental awareness, saying “yes,” and making and accepting dramatic offers. The class will be introduced to short-form improv designed to build teamwork and reinforce basic concepts. Returning students will be challenged to build their skills and develop longer scenes. The terms ends with a performance, and other performance opportunities may be added.


Coaching and private lessons

Private acting coaching, lessons, and audition preparation are available with NBYT Teaching Artists on a weekly or one-time basis.

Please email or call 860-515-8115 for rates, scheduling, or more information.


All-abilities programming includes those children—as well as others who may choose to participate—in a program that will specifically welcome, engage, and challenge each of them to their own physical, mental, sensory, and emotional abilities.


Thursdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Ages 9 - 14

The class will begin with drama games and warm-ups, development of voice and movement skills to each student’s abilities, ensemble building, and instruction of stage performance skills. In the second hour, the class will develop and rehearse an original play or short scenes for performance.


Program development and the first year of all-abilities programming have been funded by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.

Click here to read more about the development of All-Abilities programming at NBYT.


Fall CLASSES BEGIN IN September!

Thursday classes begin on September 20, and Saturday classes begin on September 22. Classes on both days run for eight-week sessions.



Students within one year of the age requirements may be allowed to register with approval of the instructor and Executive Director.

All classes meet at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA Program Center at 362 Main Street in the Kensington section of Berlin.

For more information, or to arrange a visit to NBYT, please call 860-515-8115 or email

NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social, emotional, and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, low-cost programs in the performing arts. Copyright 2013-2018. All rights reserved.

No Boundaries Youth Theater

P.O. Box 306

New Britain, CT 06050

(860) 515-8115