The Youth Theatre Program
The Youth Theatre Program teaches acting and performance skills and prepares students to entertain large audiences. Students tackle the challenge of bringing the characters to life in a supportive, dynamic setting and revel in the camaraderie of the group. The Children͛s Theatre Program will provide workshops for performing opportunities for our youngest performer while introducing skills in character and scene development. Students will build and strengthen skills key to successful acting such as observation, memorization, listening, focus and
imagination in a creative and stimulating environment. Performances will include scene work from children͛s literature as well as our student͛s original works. Puppetry along with set and prop design will add to the fun.
IMAGINATIVE TRAVELERS AGES 5-8
Children embark on a journey to exciting imaginary destinations through children's literature. Fueled by the child's own imagination- elements of acting and theatre are introduced with an emphasis on language, creativity, focus, listening, characterization and story development. Crafts such as masks, sets and costumes add to the fun.
IMAGINATIVE ACTORS - AGES 9-12
Students learn basic acting skills and techniques while developing the ability and confidence to interact effectively in a group. Imagination is the key as students continue to invent characters. Focus, concentration, memorization, and listening skills complete a solid acting foundation in a creatively charged environment.
Workshop participants make new friends, build self-confidence and improve self-expression and communication through a delightful play-building experience that offers acting, voice, make-up, costumes and theatre games in an enjoyable ensemble process which inspires creativity. Students learn independent thinking and build trust and self-discipline as they gain
experience in performance techniques, body movement, improvisation and more.
THE FAMILY TIES SEASON
My Juilliard - February 18/24-25
The Diva Sisters - May 5-6/20
The Righteous Saints of Greater Faith - August 11-12/19
Daughters of the Mock October 21 & 31
The Night Before Christmas - December 1 & 2
You must be 18 years of age to enter.
The play must be unpublished, original works only.
The play must be full length, at least 90 minutes.
Dramas, comedies, and farces are accepted, no adaptations or musicals accepted.
Cast size is limited to six characters, with interesting storylines, requiring only a single set.
Scripts must be typewritten on standard paper size, bound with staples only and pages
numbered, submit three (3) copies with title only. Include unbound sheet which includes the title of the play, playwright’s name, address, email, and telephone number.
Entries are accepted from January to May 1 each year. The winner will be announced June 1. Entries postmarked after May 1 will be included in the next year’s cycle of entries. The winning script will be produced in September of the same year.
WHAT YOUR SUBMISSION SHOULD INCLUDE:
The Playwright's Biography
The development /history of the play
Character breakdown, and brief synopsis of the play
Your complete mailing address, email address, and telephone number
All scripts must be firmly bound. No changes or revisions accepted after submission
No double-sided pages
UpStage Theatre Company will not assume responsibility for lost or damaged scripts.
PLEASE RETAIN A COPY OF YOUR SCRIPT.
MAIL YOUR SUBMISSION TO:
UpStage Theatre Company
The Emerging Playwright Project
1713 Wooddale Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806