NBYT is offering two homeschool programs to begin in September! NBYT’s long-running homeschool enrichment program for ages 5 through 14 will continue on Tuesdays. A new outreach program for ages 13 through 19 will meet on Thursdays and will tour performances to schools and libraries.
Homeschool Enrichment (Ages 5-14)
In NBYT’s Tuesday Homeschool Enrichment Program, children ages 5 through 14 will rehearse and perform a scripted play for the first time this fall. The production will be The Faire Tale Zone, an original script by Rae Johnson that visits the mysterious world of some favorite fairy tales. NBYT’s music director and homeschool instructor Angela Klimaytis will add music to the script. Children are grouped by age for some scene work and activities, but groups are flexible and dependent upon enrollment. In addition to rehearsing, drama games are used to explore acting techniques, voice, movement, and improvisation and to develop focus and learn to work as an ensemble. Discussions about props, costumes, and sets will also include making some items for their own performance. Children ages 12 and up may also volunteer to help with design or production.
Homeschool Enrichment meets at NBYT at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA (50 High Street in downtown New Britain) on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for ten weeks beginning on September 15. Time is provided for lunch which children should bring with them. The cost for the ten weeks is $195.
Homeschool Outreach (Ages 13-19)
The Thursday Homeschool Outreach Program, for ages 13 through 19, will rehearse a production to tour to elementary schools and libraries. The production will be Rewind Your Mind!, an original script about bullying that will be both fun and educational for actors and audiences. A diverse cast of actors, with or without prior experience, is encouraged to participate.
The program offers teens the opportunities to not only learn about theater and producing a performance, but also a way to serve their community. Rehearsals will be held at NBYT at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA (50 High Street in downtown New Britain) on Thursdays from 9:30 to 12:30 a.m. beginning September 17. After approximately six weeks of rehearsal, the group will begin performances which may continue through January. Performances will be scheduled primarily on Thursday mornings, but some weekends or other days may be scheduled according to participants availability. Some conflicts during the rehearsal and performance period will be manageable. Transportation must be provided by each family, not NBYT, and families be asked to help transport some simple prop, costume and set pieces as well. Actors will also help to set up props and sets at performance locations. The program participation fee is $75.
For more information or to pre-register for either program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-515-8115.